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EMULATING DAVISON.

YOUTH'S MAD DEED

(Received June 20, 9.5 p.m. LONDON, June 20. Tracery, the second favorite in tihe Ascot Gold Cup race, was leading six furlongs from home when a youth named Hewitt, of Trinity College, Cambridge, jumped out, waving a suffragist flag and brandishing a revolver, crying: "Pull up, or I'll shoot."

The jockey (Whalley) was unable ;to avoid the suffragist, who attemptefli to grab Tracery's neck. The horse caught him and sent him flying. Tracery fell heavily and Whalley was thrown. He had just time ;to c awl to safety under the railings 'before the rest of the field raced by.

Prince Palatine jumped over Tracery. The latter struggled up and finished riderless.

Hewitt was picked ur> with a. fractured skull, due to a kick from ithe horse Fitzrichard* which inflicted a terrible wound. He was taken to the hospital and an operation was immediately performed. It is believed that his case is hopeless. The King anxiously inquired and sent for Whalley to the Royal "box, but the jockey was unhurt. Their Majesties were enthusiastically cheered on returning to Windsor. Whalley states that Tracery woulQ have won*

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EMULATING DAVISON., Marlborough Express, Volume XLVII, Issue 145, 21 June 1913

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EMULATING DAVISON. Marlborough Express, Volume XLVII, Issue 145, 21 June 1913

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