The 171st Oaks Stakes took place on Thursday 2nd June 1949 and was won by Musidora (4/1 fav), by Nasrullah out of Painted Vale trained by Charles Elsey, who won by a neck in 2 mins 40.00 secs. The winner won £10,670 (Equivalent to £356,400 in 2017) and there were 17 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MUSIDORA Edgar Britt Charles Elsey Norman Donaldson 4/1
CORONATION V Charlie Elliott France M M Boussac 6/1
VICE VERSA Rae Johnstone Norman Bertie Comte de Chambure 5/1
MERAYAH G Lequeux France M R Deupes de Parpessac 100/7
AVILIA M Beary Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM The King 100/7
MISS ALLIGATOR Ken Gethin Wallington Mr W Saunoff 33/1
VALE OF TOWEY Eph Smith E Williams Miss P Vaughan 100/9
UNKNOWN QUANTITY Bill Rickaby Jack Jarvis Mr H D H Wills 100/7
DOUBLE DEAL T Burn T Carey Mr T H Carey 20/1
PRETTY GIRL P Blanc France Vic. Guy de la Grandiere 33/1
NO CHEATING T Hawcroft Vic Smyth Mr R McAlpine 20/1
CAMARGUE L Flavien France M J Ternynck 20/1
MIXED BLESSING W Lister R Jarvis Lady Cambridge 33/1
INDIAN NIGHT Gordon Richards R J Colling Lord Astor 20/1
SUSAN V Charlie Smirke Frank Butters Prince Aly Khan 20/1
SQUALL Doug Smith Frank Butters Mr E C Bland 6/1
HUMMING BIRD Billy Nevett A Richardson Mr O H Rodwell 33/1
      Over Round 131%
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