After leaving India in 1880, I contributed to the Calcutta Englishman several articles under the title of "Indian Racing Reminiscences." These papers were so well received by the Indian Press and Public, that I determined to produce them in book form. The proprietor of the Calcutta journal, on the staff of which I have been for some years, generously waived his part-claim to their copyright. On rearranging the material I had by me, I found so much to add and revise, that more than two-thirds of the present book now appears for the first time.
After going to press, I received letters from the well-known Indian jockeys, Oscar Dignum and poor Tom Cozens, both grand horsemen, who enclosed accounts of the chief incidents of their lives for this book. I regret extremely that these communications came too late.
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