The 187th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 4th June 1965 and was won by Long Look (100/7), by Ribot out of Santorin trained by Vincent O'Brien, who won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 39.56 secs. The winner won £30,747 (Equivalent to £572,000 in 2017) and there were 18 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
LONG LOOK Jack Purtell M Vincent O'Brien (Ire) Jimmy Cox Brady 100/7
MABEL Jimmy Lindley Peter Walwyn Mr G R Williams 13/2
RUBY'S PRINCESS Keith Temple-Nidd J F Watts Mr E A Holt 33/1
QUEEN ANNE'S LACE J C Desaint C Bartholomew (Fr) Mrs H Leggat 18/1
HILARY TERM S Smith J A Waugh Lady Macdonald-Buchanan 18/1
MIBA Lester Piggott H Cottrill Mr P Oppenheimer 100/9
CREDENCE Geoff Lewis Ian Balding HM Queen Elizabeth II 10/1
MACHELLA Greville Starkey J Oxley Major-General Sir George Burns 100/6
BANCHORY Eric Eldin R Jarvis Mr R Lamb 33/1
NIGHT APPEAL Scobie Breasley Arthur Budgett Mr R N Richmond-Watson 25/1
NEVER A FEAR Bill Williamson Wharton Major L B Holliday 85/40
FEEVAL G McGrath S McGrath (Ire) Mr J McGrath 50/1
OMENTELLO J Roe V Cross Mr L G Tarrant 66/1
HARD PRESSED Ron Hutchinson Jack Jarvis Mr C E Rudkin 66/1
COURTSAY G Bougoure Walter Nightingall Mr A J Allen 66/1
BELL TOP Joe Mercer Major W R Hern Mr J J Astor 100/8
FROSTY ROSE C Patton C Crawley Mr C G Crawley 66/1
QUITA Bill Rickaby W Nightingall Mr W Harvey 100/7
      Over Round 121%
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