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The Grand Race Stand, Malikpett, Hyderabad.

The Grand Race Stand, Malikpett, Hyderabad.

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 430/6(15)

Item number: 15

Length: 20.1

Width: 27.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of the stand at Malakpet, photographed by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. Originally the Nizams of Hyderabad attended horse races at the Moula Ali Racecourse, known as the Hyderabad (Decca) Races, a few miles from the city. In 1886 Nizam Mir Mahbub Ali Khan had the racecourse moved to Malakpet, nearer his residence. The Nizam was a keen patron of horseracing and established the Nizam's Cup. The racing season always took place in the Monsoon season and was conducted under the auspices of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club. Later a regular racecourse was constructed on land belonging to the nearby Secunderabad Cantonment. This is a view of crowds watching a race from the stands at Malakpet.

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