Kampala:The biggest event on the social calendar, The Royal Ascot Goat Races ended on an exhilarating and glamourous note on Saturday as revellers from all over Kampala thronged Speke Resort Munyonyo for a day of nonstop entertainment and of course, the star attraction, the Goat Races.
Powered by Tusker Malt Lager, the event 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.
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 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.
Aside from the fun, charity has always been a part of the Goats 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 list of winners
First- Kia Motors (Goat No. 7)
First- Phil Dimon
First- Goat 6 Lola
First- Jitv Sorathiya (Goat No. 5)
First- Ombokolo, Salvado’s Goat (Goat No. 2)
Best Dressed Couple- Matthew Lindstorm
Best Dressed Male and female – Blanche Garcha and Peter Dowser
Best Hat -Patricia Stephen
Best Dressed Child– Sarah Payne