The quest of Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla to win the blue riband of the turf. Excerpts from the opening chapter of Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘A Maharaja’s Turf’

A Maharaja’s Turf: Collector’s edition on the triumph of Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla in the Epsom Derby of England in 1934

Brilliant ride by jockey Charlie Smirke in the Epsom Derby 1934 win of Windsor Lad owned by Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla. Excerpt from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘A Maharaja’s Turf’