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

The hand of Marcus Marsh in the purchase and training of Windsor Lad, the Epsom Derby 1934 winning horse owned by Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla. Chapter from Indra Vikram Singh’s book ‘A Maharaja’s Turf’

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’

Knowledge, self-belief, perseverance and passion enabled Maharaja Shri Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla to claim a hat-trick of Derbys over a decade and a half. Read in his own words.