The Royal Ascot Goat Races returned on Saturday at Speke Resort Munyonyo, six years after taking a sabbatical. By midday, Speke Resort lakeside was buzzing with the arrival of revelers who wore colorful and artistic fabrics representing a myriad of cultures and style.
The guests at this years Royal Ascot Goat Races were composed of people from different backgrounds. These included corporates, entrepreneurs, socialites, cultural leaders, media personalities and children. The plan was to have as much fun as the day could provide.
Many revelers used the event as a family day out. Many could be seen with their children having a good time. The kids play area with bouncing castles, swings was equally busy.
The days’ MCs Patrick Salvado Idrigi and Malaika Nyanzi kept the crowd engaged through the day and offered commentary as the goats raced with the help of a cart pusher.
In total seven races were on card. Each goat that won a race, its owner took home a prize from the organizers and sponsors of the event, Tusker Malt Lager.
The day also saw prizes for Best Dressed Couple; Best Dressed man; Best Hat; Best Dressed Lady; Best Dressed Child, Best Goat Name, Best selfie; Best couple Selfie; Best Goat Impression and cute Group Selfie being given out.
The event under the hashtag #GoatRacesKla trended on social media for much of the day.The hospitality tents were equally active as guests were treated to sumptuous meals and silky drinks.
The owners tent, hosted by Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, was the most active. It was spacious, with free drinks and food. It was flocked by some of this city’s big celebrities and business tycoons.
Bebe Cool and Fik Fameica performed for the happy revelers who through the day had made use of the various alcohol selling points. Acrobats and various dance troupes had earlier entertained revelers during goat racing breaks.
The biggest prize was a return ticket for the best dressed couple to Dubai courtesy of Emirates Airlines. The best dressed man and best dressed lady won accommodation for two for one night at Speke Resort Munyonyo and Protea Entebbe respectively.
The best dressed child won a free pony camp treat at Speke Resort Munyonyo and the person with the best hat won a free outfit from Halo collections.