The 164th New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Friday 12th June 1942 and was won by Sun Chariot (1/4 fav), by Hyperion out of Clarence trained by Fred Darling, who won by a length in 2 mins 33.20 secs. The winner won £1,879 (Equivalent to £87,200 in 2017) and there were 12 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SUN CHARIOT Gordon Richards Fred Darling HM King George VI 1/4
AFTERTHOUGHT Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 10/1
FEBERION Tommy Carey Lawson Lord Glanely 20/1
EAST GLEN Billy Nevett M Peacock Mr T Ohlson 100/6
PAY ROLL Harry Wragg W Earl Lord Derby 50/1
PERFECT PEACE Bobby Jones Lawson Lord Glanely 100/8
TREASURE FROM HEAVEN Cliff Richards Lawson Mr Gerald H Deane 50/1
SONIBAI Doug Smith Frank Butters HH Aga Khan 100/7
CHEERFUL ANNE G Bridgland T Hogg Mrs M Benson 100/6
SILVERHEELS G Walsh Jack Jarvis Lt-Colonel S W Harris 50/1
GLEANINGS Sam Wragg H L Cottrill Major J H Paine 50/1
VALIANCE F Lane G Colling Mr J A Hirst 50/1

In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Fillies Triple Crown winner Sun Chariot was rated level with 2000 Guineas winner Big Game, and 5 lbs higher than Derby winner Watling Street. Based on their entire career performances, this site rates Sun Chariot 1lb higher than Big Game and 6lbs higher than Watling Street.

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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