EPSOM OAKS 1974
The 196th Oaks Stakes took place on Saturday 8th June 1974 and was won by Polygamy (3/1 fav), by Reform out of Seventh Bride trained by Noel Murless, who won by a length in 2 mins 39.39 secs. The winner won £40,579 (Equivalent to £450,500 in 2017) and there were 15 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
POLYGAMY Pat Eddery Noel Murless Louis Freedman 3/1
FURIOSO Tony Murray   16/1
MATUTA Bill Pyers   16/1
PEACE AND CONCORDE Y Josse   33/1
MIL'S BOMB Geoff Lewis   13/1
NORTHERN GEM Eric Eldin   10/1
WOW Yves Saint-Martin   20/1
ELEGANT TERN Philip Waldron   22/1
NORTHERN PRINCESS A Kimberley   13/1
DANCE ALL NIGHT John Curant   100/1
BETRAYAL Joe Mercer   33/1
ESCORIAL Lester Piggott   100/30
ALWAYS FAITHFUL Michael Kettle   33/1
RIBOREEN Brian Taylor   14/1
DIBIDALE Willie Carson   6/1
      Over Round 124%
For further information on this Classic race 'The Oaks Stakes' by Michael Church provides a comprehensive history of the great race. It is a limited edition volume, limited to 650 copies, and is available from Amazon ISBN 1910498289