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It is considered the most extravagant and India’s premier elite sporting event – The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby returns this February 2019 to be celebrated with much  grandeur as announced in the press conference held at the RWITC yesterday.

Traditionally held on the first Sunday of February, this year the races are scheduled in a two-day extravaganza on February 2 & 3, 2019 at the Mahalaxmi Race course in Mumbai.   The event besides offering the stylists and fashionistas of the country to step out in style will offer a fat jackpot with a stake of over 1 Crore to be won by the lucky few.

“The Derby embodies a brilliant mix of tradition and modernity, racing and celebration, fun, fashion and food in an electrifying atmosphere to all associates. Our endeavor is to make it the coolest party in town and with that goal we are providing a weekend of excitement including live entertainment with the best of musicians and DJs, fashion, gaming and the Ultra experience” said Gurpreet Singh, Divisional Vice President Marketing of United Breweries Ltd.  He was accompanied by RWITC officials Zenia Lawyer, Marketing Chief  along with Khushroo Dhunjibhoy, Chairman  at the press conference.

The build up to the most anticipated weekend will kick-start with the Derby Weekend – an evening of night racing and musical performances on Saturday the 2nd of February. The Derby Weekend will feature live entertainment that will include musical acts such as Forefront and DJ Chico. The live concert will continue the next day, Sunday the 3rd, with One Empire closing out the evening with a Bohemian Rhapsody cover with some of the greatest music hits of all time

Left – Right: Mr. A. S. Narielwala – Member of the Appeal Board, RWITC; Mr. Geoffrey B. Nagpal – Chairman, Stewards of the Club; Mr. Gurpreet Singh – Divisional Vice President Marketing of United Breweries Ltd; Ms. Zinia Lawyer – Chairperson Marketing, RWITC; Mr. Milan Luthria.

On behalf of the RWITC, Khushroo Dhunjibhoy, Chairman, RWITC said, “The RWITC is proud to host India’s premier horse race. We have horses coming from all over India and there is no race as prestigious as this. We are extremely thankful to the UB Group for their association and jointly we ensure that there is no race day as festive or as important as this. We host approximately 30,000 fans to the races each year and this year will also mark our first partnership to stream the race live on Facebook. We look forward to welcoming all our guests and may the best horse win

Sir Cecil the unbeaten champion horse to race this season

This year’s line-up includes the unbeaten Kingfisher Ultra Bangalore Summer Derby winner, Sir Cecil. A brother to the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby winner from two years ago.  This race has not been kind to favourites and time will tell if this champion wins the ultimate prize in horse racing. Consider that in just 150 seconds, the winner will take home over Rs.1.5 crores, this is truly the richest sporting event in the country, pound for pound.

The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby 2019 passes will be sold exclusively on Book My Show for the first time.

You can catch the Derby on Sunday, January 03, 2019 at the Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034.

It will also be streamed live on

Undoubtedly it will be fun, exciting, unexpected, carefree, fashionable and a little bit fabulous. Truly More Than A Race.