Special Cover: Epsom Derby Triumph of Maharaja of Rajpipla


Mr. Prashant Pandya of Baroda has informed that a special cover will be released on 6th June 2009 at Rajpipla by the erstwhile royal family of Rajpipla to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Epsom Derby Triumph of Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla.

Epsom Derby is considered one of the most prestigious flat thoroughbred horse races in the world. The race takes place each year on the first weekend in June at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom, Surrey, England. The two day festival of horse racing dates back to 1780.

To win the Epsom Derby is a tremendous achievement. It is like winning Wimbledon. Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla is the only Indian owner ever to win coveted Epsom Derby race since it began in 1780, his horse Windsor Lad finishing first on 6th June 1934. There was huge media coverage of Maharaja Vijaysinhji’s great triumph, and literally hundreds of articles were written about him. The event was captured on film for posterity and written about in several books.

This year the Epsom Derby festival will be held on 5th and 6th June 2009 at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom, England.

Those who are interested in buying this Special Cover may contact him immediately @ edesk @ prashantpandya. com.