The 172nd Oaks Stakes took place on Thursday 25th May 1950 and was won by Asmena (5/1), by Goya out of Astronome trained by Charles Semblat, who won by a length in 2 mins 42.4 secs. The winner won £13,058 (Equivalent to £424,400 in 2017) and there were 19 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ASMENA Rae Johnstone Charles Semblat Marcel Boussac 5/1
PLUME Charlie Elliott A Lieux (Fr) Mme P Lafarge 10/1
STELLA POLARIS Martin Molony M Marsh Mr J Musker 100/7
LA BAILLE Charlie Smirke W Head (Fr) Prince Aly Khan 100/6
SANLINEA Eph Smith J Waugh Lord Howard de Walden 100/6
HAPPY HAVEN Bill Rickaby Jack Jarvis Sir A Gordon-Smith 100/7
TAWHIDA Roger Poincelet Alec Head (Fr) Baron R de Nexon 100/6
ABOVE BOARD Bill Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM The King 100/7
CAMAREE Gordon Richards A Lieux (Fr) M J Ternynek 9/4
IMPULSE Scobie Breasley Cannon Mr J V Rank 25/1
CAPITAL ISSUE Tommy Gosling M Marsh Mr T Lilley 25/1
DON DU CIEL Stan Smith Halsey Mrs V Esmond 50/1
SIREN LIGHT J Marshall Sturdy Mr P K Crow 50/1
CATCHIT Edgar Britt Charles Elsey Mr N P Donaldson 100/6
JESSAMINE Doug Smith Pratt Lord Derby 20/1
DIAMETER T Lowrey Perryman Mr J E Ferguson 50/1
MEREVALE Billy Nevett F Armstrong Sir R Sykes 50/1
ONE FOR THE ROAD Ken Gethin Vic Smyth Mr D Miln 20/1
BARLEY MOW J Thompson Easterby Major J H Paine 50/1
      Over Round 124%
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