Sunday, May 8, 2016

British Pathe video of the Epsom Derby 1934 won by my grandfather Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla's horse Windsor Lad

Here is the link to the British Pathe video of the Epsom Derby 1934. My grandfather Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla is still the only Indian owner to win this blue riband of the turf, which began in 1780. His horse Windsor Lad triumphed on 6th June 1934, leaving the hitherto unbeaten hot favourite Colombo trailing in third place. There were an estimated quarter to a half million people on the Epsom Downs that damp afternoon, including the entire British royal family led by King George V and Queen Mary.

I have recounted the story of this exhilarating victory in my book 'A Maharaja's Turf'.

(Author Indra Vikram Singh - grandson of Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla - can be contacted on email and His other blog is

A Maharaja’s Turf  
Published by Sporting Links
ISBN 978-81-901668-3-6

Distributed in India by :  
Variety Book Depot, 
AVG Bhawan, M-3, Middle Circle, Connaught Circus,
New Delhi - 110 001.  Tel. +91 11 23417175, 23412567.

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