The day before the Derby, Emily had met her friend Mary Leigh.

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She knew the horses and, crucially, she knew the colours of the riders’ silks.

She could not miss the jockey wearing the King’s colours, even if she only had a split second to spy them: Herbert Jones’s silks were of rich red sleeves and a blue body.

This corroborated Bunn’s evidence: ‘The horses came along in a heap, not strung out at all…

It was a close race, and between the first horse and the last there was a distance of only a few yards.’ But on this point, they were both quite wrong; as Emily waited for the Derby to start at 3pm, she had marked her card for the preceding races and studied the form.

The iconic image of the suffragette being trampled by George V’s horse has come to symbolise the bitter struggle that women fought to win the right to vote in Britain.

But though the incident was caught by British Pathé’s hand-cranked cinema cameras filming the Derby, the arguments about what actually happened that day have continued ever since.

The paper was also concerned about the King’s jockey, Herbert Jones, 28, who had been thrown by Anmer.

‘The King,’ says The Post, ‘made immediate inquiries regarding his jockey who had no bones broken.’Two days later, while recuperating at home, Jones received a telegram from Buckingham Palace.

It is the return half of Emily’s third-class train ticket from Victoria to Epsom.