The 168th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 7th June 1946 and was won by Steady Aim (7/1), by Felstead out of Quick Arrow trained by Frank Butters, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 41.0 secs. The winner won £6,540 (Equivalent to £259,600 in 2017) and there were 10 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
STEADY AIM Harry Wragg Frank Butters Sir Alfred Butt 7/1
IONA Eph Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 2/1
NELIA Michael Beary R W Colling Major L B Holliday 7/1
HYPERICUM Doug Smith Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM The King 9/4
GOLDEN COACH Gordon Richards Fred Darling HM The King 100/6
WAYWARD BELLE Billy Nevett Jack Jarvis Lord Milford 25/1
CHINCAPIN Bobby Jones H Jelliss Lt-Col B Hornung 20/1
TUMBLING WATERS P Evans R J Colling Mr A A Wright 100/6
SOLORELLE T Carey A Smyth Mr William Hill 50/1
BONNIEBRIAR Cliff Richards Blackmore Mr J S Barrington 100/1
      Over Round 111%
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