'The Princes First Derby, 1896: His Royal Highness leading 'Persimmon'', (1901). Creator: Unknown
'The Prince's First Derby, 1896: His Royal Highness leading 'Persimmon' into the weighing enclosure at Epsom after the race', (1901). The Prince of Wales leads his horse as spectators cheer. Thoroughbred race horse Persimmon, owned by Prince Albert Edward (1841-1910, the future King Edward VII), won both the Derby at Epsom racecourse in Surrey, and the St Leger at Doncaster in the same year. From "The Illustrated London News Record of the Glorious Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901: The Life and Accession of King Edward VII. and the Life of Queen Alexandra". [London, 1901].
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Emily Davison throwing herself in front of the Kings horse during the Derby, Epsom, Surrey, 1913. Artist: Unknown
Emily Davison throwing herself in front of the King's horse during the Derby, Epsom, Surrey, 1913. Emily Davison (1872-1913), an English suffragette, threw herself into the path of George V's horse Anmer during the 1913 Derby in an attempt to gain recognition for the suffragette cause. She died of the injuries she sustained in the incident. (Colorised black and white print).
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Minoru (Derby and 2000 Guineas winner), 1909 (1938). Artist: WW Rouch
Minoru (Derby and 2000 Guineas winner), 1909 (1938). Minoru pictured with jockey Herbert Jones on board. Also present are the horse's owner, King Edward VII, Lord Marcus Beresford, who ran the King's racing stables, and trainer Richard Marsh. Minoru was the son of Cyllene, winner of the 1889 Ascot Gold Cup, and Mother Siegel. A print from Thoroughbred Racing Stock, by Lady Wentworth, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1938.
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