The 194th Oaks Stakes took place on Saturday 10th June 1972 and was won by Ginevra (8/1), by Shantung out of Zest trained by Ryan Price, who won by 1 1/2 lengths in 2 mins 39.35 secs. The winner won £29,879 (Equivalent to £388,500 in 2017) and there were 17 runners.


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GENEVRA Tony Murray H Ryan Price Charles St George 8/1
REGAL EXCEPTION Maurice Philipperon J Fellows (Fr) R Sculley 100/1
ARKADINA Lester Piggott M V O'Brien (Ire) Mrs C W Engelhard 6/1
LADY JONES Yves Saint-Martin E Bartholomew (Fr) Mme E Bartholomew 6/1
GOLD ROULETTE Ernie Johnson Barry Hills Mrs H Thurston 100/1
ANGEL BEAM Frankie Durr Peter Walwyn Mrs J Jennings 22/1
SOULIER Pat Eddery G Barling J Westoll 50/1
PIDGET Walter Swinburn Kevin Prendergast (Ire) N Butler 9/1
AUSTRIA Willie Carson Bernard Van Cutsem R Stanley 20/1
MARISELA Sandy Barclay Francois Boutin (Fr) Mme M Berger 7/1
BUSS Geoff Baxter Arthur Budgett L Van Moppes 40/1
PADRONA John Gorton Bruce Hobbs Lord Rosebery 16/1
BEDENI Jimmy Lindley J Oxley R Hollingsworth 16/1
COLOURFUL Geoff Lewis Noel Murless H J Joel 28/1
JAKOMIMA Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn Sir William Pigott-Brown 7/1
PARTHIAN QUEEN Bill Williamson H Ryan Price Mrs Douglas Riley-Smith 33/1
VALMARA Brian Taylor Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham 100/1
      Over Round 109%
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