Old sport

22 November, 2013
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Boundaries: Royal Western India Turf Club (1886)

Boundaries: Royal Western India Turf Club (1886)

Mahaluxmi.

Horses owned by the Aga Khan dominated the racing scene in the city in the 19th c. Since his arrival in Bombay from Persia in 1848, the Aga Khan I resourcefully consolidated and legitimated his position as the head of the Ismaili community and emerged as the most prominent and probably wealthiest Persian in Bombay.

With a capital start, Hersh jumped off with the lead, closely followed by
Acharya and Camera…

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