Footage from 1912 & 1913 Derby with suffragette Emily Davison running into path of horse.
Titles read: 'The Derby 1913. The Great Race from start to finish.' Epsom Downs, Surrey.
Note: this contains sections from 1912 and 1913 Derby.
M/S of men (jockeys?) washing from large iron tubs outdoors while other men stand around watching. Great shot panning across lots of moustachioed policemen in uniforms and helmets, sitting at outdoor tables, eating and drinking tea (and beer?). Sign in the background reads 'Fulham'.
Cars and horse-drawn carriages driving along country road, arriving at Epsom. General views panning across spectator stands. Crowds milling about, cars and carriages arriving.
Crowded scenes with people straining for a view as an open carriage carrying King George V and Queen Mary goes by. Other carriages go by.
Horses, owners and jockeys make their way to the starting line. Policemen stand in a line, watching the horses walking by. General view of crowds watching race. General view of start of the race. Horses galloping along. L/S of the start of the race (could be same one or different year?). Horses coming round bend. Racers approaching Tattenham Corner.
Intertitle: 'Suffragette Killed In Attempt To Pull Down The King's Horse.' (1913 Derby.)
General view of horses galloping along. Suffragette Emily Davison suddenly appears amongst the horses. She is knocked over violently and falls to the ground as the last horses go by. Large crowds of people run onto the track to help her and the jockey who also fell.
M/S of horses crossing the finishing line. General view of crowds, with people lifting up a rope barrier in the foreground to move to a different section of the spectator area.