All roads will lead to the Bangalore Turf Club on July 10 for the most sought after race of the season, the Kingfisher Derby 2011. As Bangaloreans get ready for this premier race, charming Sandalwood actress and fashionista Aindrita Ray (on behalf of Kingfisher Premium) kick-started the celebrations by handing over the prestigious trophy today to the Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club Mr. DM Kumaraswamy.
Kingfisher Derby also known as the 'King of all Derbies", is one of the richest sporting events and amongst the most sort after prize purse in India. The acclaimed Kingfisher trophy remains a coveted possession as the thoroughbreds rough it out on the race tracks on the Derby day.
Speaking at the event, Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior VP Marketing, United Breweries Ltd. said, “The Kingfisher Derby is the ultimate aspiration amongst race-goers. The Kingfisher trophy symbolizes pride, passion and glory. In its 23rd year, we are all set to establish a magnificent crowd and also break all its previous records for the hottest racing event in the country."
This year as well the Derby will witness internationally acclaimed jockeys and their prime stallions battling it out on the turf, providing a thrilling on - track experience. True to its tradition, Kingfisher Derby will celebrate the fusion of fashion, sophisticated style and entertainment as the city"s most glamorous make a statement in the front row at pre-Derby Fashion Night as well as the race day at the Turf Club.