The 162nd New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Thursday 13th June 1940 and was won by Godiva (7/4 fav), by Hyperion out of Carpet Slipper trained by Willie Jarvis, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 30.40 secs. The winner won £2,457 (Equivalent to £147,400 in 2017) and there were 14 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GODIVA Doug Marks Willie Jarvis Esmond Harmsworth 7/4
SILVERLACE Gordon Richards Fred Darling Mr Esmond 100/8
VALERAINE Tommy Weston R Day Mr J Hirst 33/1
GOLDEN PENNY Michael Beary Lawson Lord Astor 2/1
NUIT DE NOCE T Lowrey C Pratt Baron E de Rothschild 100/6
QUEEN OF SHIRAZ Charlie Smirke Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 33/1
BELLEHEIM R Perryman Frank Butters Mr Lant 20/1
DRAWING PRIZE Cliff Richards Lawson Lord Astor 33/1
CHAMBRELLA Eph Smith Barling Mr T Blackwell 33/1
OLAN F Lane Walter Nightingall Miss Dorothy Paget 33/1
JOAN DRAKE Doug Smith N Cannon Mr J Rank 100/9
MANNAWIND F Herbert Ossie Bell Mr Arthur Sainsbury 33/1
DAME DE TREFLE Harry Wragg Frank Butters Lord Astor 100/6
SELF PORTRAIT Billy Nevett M Peacock Sir R Sykes 33/1
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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