Monday, January 18, 2016

Horse Racing: Rajpipla Trophy 2016 at RWITC, Mumbai

Rajpipla Trophy was initiated by my grandfather Maharaja Sir Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla many, many decades ago at the Royal Western India Turf Club, Mumbai (then Bombay). It is an annual race run at the Mahalaxmi. As is well known, Maharaja Vijaysinhji of Rajpipla was one of the most famous racehorse owners in the world right through his reign from 1915 to 1948. 

The Rajpipla Trophy race 2016 over 1600 metres was held on 14th January under beautiful, clear Mumbai skies in the majestic racecourse.

The Times of India preview 14 January 2016

The race card
The Rajpipla royal family present on the day
It was the feature race of the day and won by the favourite Congressional, owned by Mr. Dilip Thomas and Mrs. Bakhtawar B. Chenoy, trained by Bezan Chenoy and ridden by S. Zervan. Remember Me, owned by Mr. R.L. Agarwal, came in second, while Spirit Of Mercy, owned by Mr. Champaklal Zaveri, was third.

The Trophy being presented by the Rajpipla royal family
Trainer Bezan Chenoy being congratulated
Rajpipla royal family on the podium
The Times of India report 15 January 2016