As a princess
George VI’s father, George V, owned the horse under which Emily Davison fell in the famous ‘Suffragette Derby’ of 1913. Within a few years, the future Queen was a regular attendee at Epsom, starting an association that would continue for more than 70 years to the present day.
As the Queen
The Queen’s arrival by motorcade through Tattenham corner to the jockey club enclosure, accompanied by the raising of her standard, would become a familiar sight to racegoers at Epsom, beginning the countdown to the richest flat race in Britain.
As an owner
Although Willie Carson won her the Investec Oaks on board Dunfermline in 1977, victory in the Derby as an owner still eludes her to this day.
As a presenter
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