The 174th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 30th May1952 and was won by Frieze (100/7), by Phideas out of Cornice trained by Charles Elsey, who won by 3 lengths in 2 mins 35.8 secs. The winner won £16,500 (Equivalent to £477,000 in 2017) and there were 19 runners.

The Youtube link below is a 2 minutes 11 second clip of the 1952 race


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FRIEZE Edgar Britt Charles Elsey Captain Alexander Keith 100/7
ZABARA Ken Gethin Vic Smyth Sir Malcolm McAlpine 9/2
MOON STAR Harry Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mr W Woodward 9/1
THE BRIGHTON BELLE Frankie Durr W Smyth Mr H Corsat 18/1
PRIMAVERA Manny Mercer Jack Jarvis Lord Milford 50/1
HARBOUR GRACE Roger Poincelet France M J Debois 100/8
PHARAMIS Charlie Elliott France M M Boussac 100/7
VIA CAPRI J Dixon Beechener Mr E K Ansell 50/1
ALDOUSA G Littlewood G Colling Lord Derby 20/1
SNAP Bill Rickaby Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 50/1
REFRESHED Gordon Richards Noel Murless Mr J A Dewar 100/6
ARBELE Rae Johnstone France M M Boussac 11/4
ROSE OF AFGHANISTAN Charlie Smirke R Marsh HH Aga Khan 25/1
CORAL REEF J Doyasbere H Blagrave Mr H G Blagrave 25/1
NEPHTHIS Doug Smith G Colling Lord Derby 50/1
PEGRUHEE P Evans J E Davis Mr H Konyoumdjian 50/1
SOCIAL GULF Joe Sime J A Waugh Lord Howard de Walden 50/1
TRIANGLE Lester Piggott Tom Cannon Mrs J V Rank 10/1
PAKINAM R Bertiglia France M M Boussac 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