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A Maharaja's Turf: Platinum Jubilee of the Triumph of Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla in the Epsom Derry 1934

Indra Vikram Singh, ISBN 13: 9788190166836, Year : 2011, Rs. 1995 Rs. 1596 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )


Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla (1890-1951) was one of India's most famous racehorse owners. He achieved a unique hat trick of Derbys by winning the first-ever Indian Derby in 1919, the Irish Derby in 1926 and the Epsom Derby of England, the blue riband of the turf, in 1934. The last ruler of the 13-gun salute Rajpipla State, Maharaja Vijaysinhji was a leading light of the Chamber of Princes for many years. His benevolent reign from 1915 till merger with the Indian Union in 1948, was the pinnacle of the 600-year sway of the Gohil Rajputs over the Rewakantha State, which during the British period lay in the Bombay Presidency. These pages capture the exhilarating story of a prince's relentless quest for the biggest prize in horse racing.