The 165th New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Friday 18th June 1943 and was won by Why Hurry (7/1), by Precipitation out of Cybiane trained by Noel Cannon, who won by a neck in 2 mins 33.20 secs. The winner won £1,956 (Equivalent to £84,700 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
WHY HURRY Charlie Elliott Noel Cannon Jimmy Rank 7/1
RIBBON Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 5/2
TROPICAL SUN Gordon Richards Fred Darling Mrs Macdonald-Buchanan 7/4
HERRINGBONE Harry Wragg Walter Earl Lord Derby 9/2
CINCTURE Billy Nevett Frank Butters Lord Durham 20/1
TIDWORTH C Richards Lawson Lord Astor 25/1
NOONTIDE S Wragg Lawson Mr Allnatt 33/1
FRENSHAM LADY R Jones Lawson Mr Allnatt 100/1
STAR OF CEYLON T H Carr Walter Nightingall Miss Dorothy Paget 100/1
MOLLY MAUREEN P Evans R J Colling Mr A A Wright 40/1
TRY AGAIN A Richardson Laye Mrs Laye 100/1
SOLESA Michael Beary Vic Smyth Sir M McAlpine 33/1
WATERFLEET Stan Smith Saxby Mr H Green 100/1

In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Derby winner Straight Deal was rated 1lb higher than 1000 Guineas and St Leger winner Herringbone, 3lbs higher than 2000 Guineas winner Kingsway, and 9lbs higher than Oaks winner Why Hurry. Based on their entire career performances, this site rates Straight Deal 5lbs higher than Herringbone, 8lbs higher than Kingsway and 11lbs higher than Why Hurry.

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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