The 188th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 27th May 1966 and was won by Valoris (11/10 fav), by Tiziano out of Vali trained by Vincent O'Brien, who won by 2 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 39.35 secs. The winner won £35,711 (Equivalent to £635,700 in 2017) and there were 13 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
VALORIS Lester Piggott M Vincent O'Brien (Ire) Charles Clore 11/10
BERKELEY SPRINGS Geoff Lewis Ian Balding Mr Paul Mellon 6/1
VARINA Stan Clayton Noel Murless Mr M W Wickham-Boynton 100/7
BOMBAZINE Jimmy Lindley H Ryan Price Mr J H Waller-Poles 33/1
BLACK GOLD David Lake M Harvey (Ire) Mr B P McCormack 20/1
HIDING PLACE Scobie Breasley Clayton Lord Porchester 100/7
CRYSTAL LIGHT I Ward M Vincent O'Brien Lord Harrington 18/1
COUNTERFEIT Brian Jago D Hanley Mr D G Legget 50/1
SANDRAY Paul Cook Jack Jarvis Mr H D H Wills 6/1
BALLETTE Bill Williamson Wharton Major L B Holliday 18/1
GRANDERA Duncan Keith W Wightman Mr J D Morgan 66/1
MEDAEA Ron Hutchinson George Todd Mrs W H D Riley-Smith 100/6
SHAMROCK QUEEN Joe Mercer Walter Nightingall Mrs D M Honner 66/1
      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