The Cheltenham Gold Cup

Steeplechasing’s Ascot returns this week as the horse racing communities of Britain and Ireland descend on Cheltenham for the finest springtime, national hunt racing. Royals to rebels, wrapped in furs and tweeds, have long been attracted to the Gloucestershire course with the highlight being Friday’s Gold Cup. Considered the most
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Emily Davison Killed by King’s Horse at 1913 Derby

On June 4 1913, suffragette Emily Wilding Davison made her way in to the history books of political protest  when she fell under the hooves of George V’s horse at the Epsom Derby. She sustained fatal injuries and she died 4 days later. Davison had studied at Oxford University before
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