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Fun As Pomp And Glamour Reign Supreme At The Royal Ascot Goat Races 2019

The Royal Ascot Goat Races have grown to become the biggest event on the social calendar especially when it comes to fashion and glamour. It was not any different last Saturday as Kampaa’s A-listers once again turned up in big numbers at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

The event with a touch of class ended on an exhilarating and glamourous as revellers from all over the colorful resort at the showers of Lake Victoria for a day of nonstop entertainment with of course, the star attraction being the Goat Races.

The goats racing on Saturday as the owners cheer them on.

The event powered by Tusker Malt Lager kicked off with eight races lined up for an action-packed series of goats racing as the crowd and the owners of the goats cheered on while others took the chance to make friendly bets, a thrilling experience for many.

“Today’s Goat Races have been an experience we shall not forget. Tusker Malt is proud to have been a part of the fanfare, the social scene and best of all the entertainment. We are already looking forward to next year’s event,” said Cathy Twesigye, Tusker Malt Brand Manager, UBL.

Off the race tracks, it was a beautiful hallmark worthy affair with the guests that attended showing up in lots of fashion forward outfits to prove that the event still holds the record for the most exuberant unofficial fashion showcase in Uganda.

It was all about fashion and glamour as guests showcased their best outfits.

The hospitality tents added more flair to the event with the goat owner’s tents being the most popular of the day, not forgetting the free-flowing liquor and energetic performance by Bebe Cool in the Johnnie Walker Exclusive tent in partnership with Kampala Casino that left revelers yearning for a taste of the finer things at the event.

The big names in the social and business scene represented with host Sudhri Ruparelia and son Rajiv featuring prominently as they shared light moments with their guests. As usual, the slay queens were there too trying to out do each other in slaying.

Sudhir Ruparelia and son Rajiv with some of the guests enjoying bites and drinks.

The night later ended on a high with vibrant performances from Big Tril, Lydia Jazmine and Ykee Benda who got the crowds into full party mode and best of all, fireworks.

Lydia Jasmine performs with he dancers at the Goat Races.

Aside from the fun, charity has always been a part of the Goat Races. Proceeds from the event will go to an Eco Brick project to construct toilets aimed at improving sanitation and healthy lives at the Good Samaritan High School in Kamwokya.

The Katatumba’s had an opportunity to pose with the tycoon.

Capturing the best moments in selfies for social media

They enjoyed their beers in a group

The winning goats walked away with prizes worth millions

Revellers enjoying entertainment

    

Official List of winners

Race One

First- Kia Motors (Goat No. 7)

Race two

First-Chris Powers

Race Three

First- Izumi

Race Four

First- Phil Dimon

Race Six

First- Goat 6 Lola

Race Seven

First- Jitv Sorathiya (Goat No. 5)

Race Eight

First- Ombokolo, Salvado’s Goat (Goat No. 2)

 

Best Dressed Couple- Matthew Lindstorm

Best Dressed Male and female – Blanche Garcha and Peter Dowser

 

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