Sunday featured a power-packed and majestic line-up of 3-year-old thoroughbred colts, geldings, and fillies on the racetrack climaxing with the blue-riband race at the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby, Bangalore 2016.
Serjeant At Arms kept his date with destiny in one of the most anticipated events of the Indian horse racing calendar of the season- the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby, Bangalore, 2016. An enthralled crowd at the grand stands cheered their favourite three-year old colt with an all-win record- Serjeant at Arms. The Sandesh ridden colt faced strong challenge from Aster Rose but the brilliant colt trained by S.S. Attaollahi shot into the lead midway in the home stretch and galloped on gamely to embrace victory in an authoritative manner.
Serjeant At Arms’s owners Five Star Shipping Co Pvt. Ltd. took home Rs.1.48 crore as prize money and the Silver Trophy from Mr. Shekhar Ramamurthy, Managing Director at United Breweries Ltd., Mr. Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, United Breweries Ltd. and Mr. Satish Chandra, Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC).
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Shekhar Ramamurthy, Managing Director at United Breweries Ltd. said, “We are proud of our 29-year old association with the Bangalore Derby, and entrust Kingfisher ULTRA to continue the legacy of putting together the most spectacular equestrian event in the city. An equestrian sport of this nature can only be sustained if history is made and records are broken year on year, like in today’s race. I would like to congratulate the winner for the spectacular contest today and thank the racing enthusiasts who have over the years turned out in great numbers to make it one of the most celebrated sporting spectacles. I would also like to thank and congratulate the horse owners & breeders, jockeys and BTC for making this a memorable event.”
The top three winners of the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby 2016 are:
|Sl.no||Horse name||Owner||Jockey||Prize Money|
|1.||Serjeant At Arms||Five Star Shipping Co Pvt. Ltd.||
||Rs 1,22,51,250 & Trophy|
|2.||Aster Rose||Ms. Ameeta Mehra||S. John||Rs 40,83,250|
|3.||Ice Glacier||Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Pvt Ltd, rep by mr. Byram N. Jeejeebhoy||Neeraj Rawal||Rs 29,41,875|
The Kingfisher UTRA Derby Bangalore made for a perfect Sunday afternoon with an amalgamation of fashion and class, infused with a dash of adrenaline! The country’s most prestigious racing event saw the well-heeled and illustrious names of the city celebrate the sport and soak into the spirit of the game.
For the past 28 years, Kingfisher has crowned the best equine athlete and has been seen as an example of a great lifestyle sporting event in India. It attracts the best of the jockeys and the finest horses from across the world that train vigorously to compete for the coveted prize and provide an enthralling on-track experience. The 29th edition is being hosted by Kingfisher ULTRA, to take forward the resplendent Derby legacy, focusing on the best thoroughbreds, equestrian enthusiasts and the most fashionable soiree of the city.