The 166th New Oaks Stakes took place over the mile and a half Suffolk Stakes course at Newmarket on Friday 16th June 1944 and was won by Hycilla (8/1), by Hyperion out of Priscilla Carter trained by Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, who won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 30.60 secs. The winner won £3,483 (Equivalent to £146,000 in 2017) and there were 16 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HYCILLA George Bridgland Cecil Boyd-Rochfort William Woodward 8/1
MONSOON P Maher Sadler Mr W F Phillips 33/1
KANNABIS Albert Richardson Elsey Lord Harewood 18/1
QUEEN NITOCRIS Harry Wragg Walter Earl Lord Derby 100/6
BLUE CAP Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 100/6
PICTURE PLAY E C Elliott Watts Mr H J Joel 5/2
MUIRBURN P Evans R J Colling Mr G F Hartigan 20/1
BONNY ONE R Hardwidge Kilpatrick Mrs Guy Shorrock 100/1
TUDOR MAID Gordon Richards Fred Darling Mrs Macdonald-Buchanan 3/1
MOON MISTRESS Michael Beary Reg Day Lt-Col Rex Cohen 100/1
FAIR FAME F Lane H Leader Mrs B Lavington 100/9
CUMULUS S Wragg Fred Darling Mrs Macdonald-Buchanan 50/1
BACHELOR'S CHUM Billy Nevett G Colling Mrs S P Morrison 100/1
GLAMIS C Richards Noel Cannon Mr J V Rank 66/1
BASHFUL T Weston Noel Cannon Mr J V Rank 100/7
DOYENNE A Wragg O Bell Miss Dorothy Paget 20/1
      Over Round 117%
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