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The Suffragette Derby (Electronic book text)
The Suffragette Derby (Electronic book text): Michael Tanner
The Suffragette Derby (Electronic book text): Michael Tanner

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The Suffragette Derby (Electronic book text)

Michael Tanner

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On Wednesday 4 June 1913, fledgling newsreel cameras captured just over two-and-a-half minutes of neverto-be-forgotten British social and sporting history. The 250,000 people thronging Epsom Downs carried with them a quartet of combustible elements: a fanatical, publicity-hungry suffragette; a scapegoat for the Titanic disaster and the pillar of the Establishment who bore him a personal grudge; a pair of feuding jockeys at odds over money and glory; and, finally, at the heart of the action, two thoroughbred horses ? one a vicious savage and one the consummate equine athlete. Taken together, this was a recipe for the most notorious horse race in British history. One hundred years on, this particular Derby Day is remembered for two reasons: the fatal intervention of Emily Davison, a militant suffragette who brought down the KingOCOs runner, and the controversial disqualification of Bower IsmayOCOs horse Craganour on the grounds of rough riding ? the first and only time a Derby-winner has forfeited its title for this reason. The sensation of DavisonOCOs questionable interference in the name of suffrage has overshadowed the outrage of CraganourOCOs disqualification and the intricate reasons behind it. Now, with a view to allowing this scandal the attention it deserves, Michael Tanner replays the most dramatic day in Turf history ? and finally uncovers the truth of the Suffragette Derby."


Imprint: Biteback Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2013
Authors: Michael Tanner
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 253
ISBN-13: 978-1-84954-606-5
Barcode: 9781849546065
Categories: Promotions
LSN: 1-84954-606-1

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