The 173rd Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 1st June 1951 and was won by Neasham Belle (33/1), by Nearco out of Phase trained by Geoffrey Brooke, who won by 4 lengths in 2 mins 41.2 secs. The winner won £15,285 (Equivalent to £481,500 in 2017) and there were 16 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
NEASHAM BELLE Stan Clayton Geoffrey Brooke Major Lionel Holliday 33/1
CHINESE CRACKER Scobie Breasley H Blagrave Mr H G Blagrave 10/1
BELLE OF ALL Charlie Elliott Norman Bertie Mr H S Tufton 5/1
OMBRETTE F Palmer France L de Rothschild 8/1
QUEEN OF SHEBA Neil Sellwood Forget Major D McCalmont 6/1
SEA PARROT Gordon Richards Noel Murless Lt-Colonel Giles Loder 5/1
JAVOTTE Bill Carr Lawson Mr R S Clark 100/7
CAMBRIAN Eph Smith R J Colling Mr W Astor 33/1
BASTOGNE Joe Sime M Peacock Mr R S Clark 33/1
BOB RUN Ken Gethin Perryman Mr J E Fergusson 100/9
JUST WYN Bill Rickaby Vic Smyth Mr S L Absalom 100/6
NORTHERN EMPIRE Charlie Smirke M Beary Miss R M Parsons 33/1
CODE MILITAIRE Doug Smith Norman Bertie Sir Victor Sassoon 100/8
JUDITH PARIS J Thompson P Beasley Mr J B Townley 33/1
LA DOUTELLE Tommy Gosling Easterby Major J Paine 33/1
BANGUI W (Rae) Johnstone France M M Boussac 100/6
      Over Round 120%
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