Sunday indeed lived up to the most happening weekend in town, as it was the finest display of equestrian power and passion on the racetrack climaxing with the blue-riband race at the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby, Bangalore 2017.
Manifold kept her date with fate in one of the most anticipated events of the Indian equestrian racing season. An enthralled crowd at the grand stands cheered for their favorite colt Manifold, as the competition was neck to neck and the challenger Castlebridge was on pursuit until the end, however the brilliant filly] trained by Mr. P Shroff shot into the lead last leg in the home stretch and claimed the title of victor at the Kingfisher Ultra Derby Bangalore 2017.
Manifold’s owner Ms. Ameeta Mehra took home Rs. 1.6 crore as prize money and the Silver Trophy from Mr. Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, United Breweries Ltd. and Mr. Y.Jagannath, Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC).
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, United Breweries Ltd. said, “We are proud of our 30-year association with the Bangalore Derby, and Kingfisher Ultra continues the legacy of putting together the most spectacular equestrian event in the city. I would like to congratulate the winner on a magnificent race today and thank racing enthusiasts who have over the years turned out in great numbers to make the Kingfisher Ultra Derby the most celebrated sporting spectacle. I would also like to thank and congratulate the BTC, the owners, breeders and jockeys for making this a memorable event.”
The top three winners of the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby 2017 are:
|Sl.no||Horse name||Owner||Jockey||Prize Money|
|1.||Manifold||Ms. Ameeta Mehra||Neeraj Rawal||1,60,00,000|
|2.||Castle Bridge||Dr. Vijay Malya & Mr. Jairam G. Kimmane||P. Trevor||52,86,600|
|3.||Olympia Fields||Mr. Dilip Thomas & Mr. D. Pritam Basapa||S. John||26,43,300|
The Emperor of Good Times, Kingfisher Ultra indeed lived up to the spirit of the brand and brought about an Ultra-experience, which was witnessed at the most happening weekend. The Kingfisher Ultra Derby Bangalore 2017, saw the crème da la creme and illustrious names of the city celebrate the sport and soak into the spirit of the game.