The 185th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 31st May 1963 and was won by Noblesse (4/11 fav), by Mossborough out of Duke's Delight trained by Paddy Prendergast, who won by 10 lengths in 2 mins 39.6 secs. The winner won £18,129 (Equivalent to £355,400 in 2017) and there were 9 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
NOBLESSE Garnie Bougoure Paddy Prendergast Mrs Evelyn Olin 4/11
SPREE Jimmy Lindley Jeremy Tree Mr J G Morrison 100/7
POUPONNE Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Mrs W H D Riley-Smith 33/1
SUNSUIT R Poincelet R Pollet (Fr) Lord Derby 6/1
AMICABLE Willie Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM Queen Elizabeth II 100/7
ELITE ROYALE Geoff Lewis D Whelan Mr C Henchley 33/1
ROYAL CYPHER Bill Williamson E Fellowes (Fr) Mr W J C Guest 33/1
LA TRISTESSE Ron Hutchinson C Mitchell Miss B Moran 100/1
JALUJOCO Russ Maddock Paddy Prendergast Mr Lawrence M Gelb 100/1
      Over Round 112%
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