Commencing the season’s most happening weekend in town – The Kingfisher ULTRA Derby Bangalore, 2017, set the ball rolling with the pre-derby bash, a star-studded evening that saw in attendance the city’s young fashionistas, socialites and racing aficionados, discussing all things equestrian at the fun-filled evening hosted at JW Marriott, Bengaluru today.
The guest of honour for the evening was Actor, activist, aviator, biker and India’s first Formula E racer- Gul Panag, known best for her refreshing sense of style and her status as India’s most powerful opinion makers and thought leaders. Gul Panag kicked-off the countdown to Derby day as she unveiled the coveted silver horse trophy in the presence of Mr. Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, United Breweries Limited and Mr. Y. Jagannath, chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club.
The celebrations did not end there as the trophy unveiling was followed up by a night of glitz and glamour at the post-position draw. Gul Panang set pulses racing as she drew out names of horses to determine their positions at the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby that will be held on Sunday. The evening was well attended by the owners, trainers & jockeys of the participating horses.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, United Breweries Limited said, “The Kingfisher ULTRA Derby 2017 will be a special one as it commemorates 30 years of Kingfisher’s association with this regal sport. We believe that the weekend will be as awaited and exciting for Bangaloreans as it has always been. The ‘Trophy Unveiling Ceremony’, ‘Post-position draw ” and “Derby Pre- Party” are a ceremonious prelude to race day and this evening is going to be a one-of-a kind event where sports, fashion, fun and high energy all come together. We are very happy to have with us the multi- talented Gul Panag, who represents all these values, to kickstart the celebrations!”
Speaking of her experience, Actress Gul Panag said, “Being a racing enthusiast and adrenaline junkie myself, it’s my fascination for horseracing that brings me here tonight. Kingfisher ULTRA Derby has lived by its reputation of putting up one of the most anticipated and exciting races each year. It gives me immense pleasure to be part of tonight’s celebration and pick the standing for the final race on Sunday. I would like to wish all the contenders all the very best”.
All roads will lead to the most happening weekend at the Bangalore Turf Club this Sunday, July 16, as the city’s who’s who make their way to the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby Bangalore 2017. The event will be marked by the attendance of racing enthusiasts, fashionista’s and those looking to have a good time this weekend, in Bangalore. Unparalleled thrill combined with a dash of glitz and glamour, the Emperor of Good Times- Kingfisher ULTRA is bringing racing enthusiasts from across the country on one platform. Only the finest thoroughbreds race to the finish for the coveted trophy and prize purse– the Silver Horse!”