The 163rd New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Thursday 19th June 1941 and was won by Commotion (8/1), by Mieuxce out of Riot trained by Fred Darling, who won by 2 lengths in 2 mins 37.00 secs. The winner won £1,939 (Equivalent to £99,700 in 2017) and there were 12 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
COMMOTION Harry Wragg Fred Darling Arthur Dewar 8/1
TURKANA P Evans R J Colling Lt-Colonel Robinson 100/8
DANCING TIME Dick Perryman Lawson Lord Glanely 4/7
BEAUSITE J Taylor G Colling Mrs A James 100/6
PRECOCITY Michael Beary Fred Darling Mr Fred Darling 10/1
ROMAN EMPRESS Charlie Elliott Bancroft Duke of Norfolk 33/1
FIRLE P Beasley D Waugh Captain Baillie 8/1
MERCY Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 100/6
SUNNY DEAR J Brennan Lawson Lord Glanely 33/1
HILLHAMPTON A Richardson W Jarvis Sir R Brooke 25/1
SANATOGA G Bridgland R J Colling Mr G Harrigan 100/6
FAIENCE Sam Wragg O Bell Sir H Cunliffe-Owen 33/1

In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Derby winner Owen Tudor was rated 4lbs higher than St Leger winner Sun Castle, 7lbs higher than Oaks winner Commotion, 8lbs higher than 2000 Guineas winner Lambert Simnel and 11lbs higher than 1000 Guineas winner Dancing Time. Based on their entire career performances, this site rates Owen Tudor 9lbs higher than Sun Castle, 13lbs higher than Commotion, 14lbs higher than Lambert Simnel, and 15lbs higher than Dancing Time.

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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