The 179th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 7th June 1957 and was won by Carrozza (100/8), by Dante out of Calash trained by Noel Murless, who won by a short head in 2 mins 37.40 secs. The winner won £16,101 (Equivalent to £370,000 in 2017) and there were 11 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CARROZZA Lester Piggott Noel Murless HM Queen Elizabeth II 100/8
SILKEN GLIDER Jimmy Eddery S McGrath (Ire) Mr J McGrath 20/1
ROSE ROYALE Jean Massard France HH Aga Khan 11/10
TAITTINGER Edgar Britt Elsey Sir Victor Sassoon 20/1
CROTCHET Willie Snaith H Cottrill Major L B Holliday 100/9
LADY SALISBURY Joe Mercer R J Colling Lord Astor 22/1
SARCELLE J Purtell Tom Cannon Mr Keith Mason 100/7
WINGED SPRITE A Brabazon Ireland Mr S B Caldwell 33/1
MULBERRY HARBOUR Willie Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM Queen Elizabeth II 11/4
BLUE GALLEON Charlie Smirke Tom Cannon Mr J R Hindley 20/1
MIDNIGHT PRESS Bill Rickaby Tom Cannon Mr J R Hindley 33/1
      Over Round 123%
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