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1913-06-04 suffragette Emily Davidson stopping ANMER (owned by King George V) Epsom Derby tragedy

This Epsom Derby will best be remembered not for the winner ABOYEUR, trained by T.Lewis and owned by Mr A.P.Cunliffe,( who incidentally was not first past the post) or for the ride given by jockey Edwin Piper, but for the incident which took place just past Tattenham Corner. Suffragette Emily Davison limbo danced the rails and attempted to grab the reins of one of the horses to gain publicity for her cause. None of these facts are in doubt, but what remains in doubt is whether she was aware it was the Kings horse ANMER, whether she meant to bring the horse down and whether she knew that it was likely to cause her death. (ITN tv 20 Defining Moments in the 20th Century)

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