Friday July 14, 2018 it was one of its kind event well known by Ugandans at the social scene, the Goat Races was launched at the Speke Apartments in Kampala the organizers announced
The event that was mostly enjoyed by Uganda’s celebrities and cooperate companies on Uganda’s social calendar is back in action in Kampala after a six-year and this is back in full swing.
Invited guests enjoyed throughout the night
The event that was last held six years back in 2012, will be hosted at its usual home venue of Speke Resort, Munyonyo, with sponsors and like Tusker Malt that promises to recreate one of the most eagerly awaited weekends of merrymaking and extravagant fashion, which were the hallmarks of the Goat Races for years.
Rajiv Ruparelia Director Ruparelia Group of Companies with artist Bebe Cool at the launch of the Goat Race at Speke Apartments kololo on friday night
Pearl Dairy, Sanyu FM and Kampala Casino are the other confirmed partners and promised to work hand in hand for the success of the event .
“The Goat Races were easily the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar for all the time they were held, so we wanted to bring that amazing experience back with fun-filled activities everyone can participate in,” said Sheena Ruparelia, the event coordinator, at the relaunch press conference.
“Our focus is on the races and activities around that, but there will be hospitality tents available, a food court with up to 10 types of cuisines; a beer garden, cocktail and champagne bars, sport games, silent disco areas, and chill-out lounges,” she added.
“We are excited about the return of the Goat Races, which we consider the social event any fun-loving person would look forward to the most in Uganda. We jumped at the opportunity to partner with the Goat Races because no fun event of this kind is complete without Tusker Malt. We want guys to really make the most of it,” said Grace Namutebi, Brand Manager, Premium Beers at Uganda Breweries.
The goat races will entail six races over the course of the day, with each race featuring 10 goats. Anyone can sponsor a race, or buy a goat to participate in a race. The proceeds generated from the races will then go to a selected charity. Away from the goats racing, the event boasts a rich traditional as the most exuberant unofficial fashion showcase in Uganda, and the organisers expect no different this year. Kampala’s fun seekers will certainly oblige them.
Continuing with their social responsibility tradition, the goat races will once again give back to society, with Totos Tag Rugby and Outreach programme being this year’s beneficiaries. Under the programme 250 children train at the Kyadondo Rugby Club every weekend.
The Royal Ascot Goat Races made their formal entrance onto the Ugandan social scene in the early 1990s. The event then grew to become an annual, glamour-filled tradition that found a home at Speke Resort, Munyonyo.
The races were uniquely designed to involve a series of participating goats working hand in hand with goat handlers who push a padded horizontal barrier on wheels around the track to keep the goats from grazing, fighting or running backwards during a race.
The event was, in the years it was held, the place to be for a chance to watch action-packed races and compete in different games, with a variety of other entertaining activities, not forgetting the fashion forward individuals complete with eccentric hats.
Speke Resort Munyonyo Officially opened in 2000, the famed Speke Resort, is the only and biggest 5-star resort in East Africa that boasts of 472 rooms, 20 conference rooms, seven outdoor events venues on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kampala, Uganda.
The resort offers the ultimate in luxury accommodation, business and leisure facilities. The facility boasts of an Olympic size swimming pool, infinity pool, equestrian centre, marina, five multi cuisine restaurants, sports bar, gymnasium, steam and sauna room, squash court, children’s play area and indoor jogging track.
Basking within 95 acres, the resort is set away from the hustle and bustle of Kampala City, that no sooner have you driven down the sweeping palm tree lined driveway, than two words automatically spring to mind – Tranquillity and Serenity.
About Tusker Malt Lager
Tusker Malt Lager is 100% Malt Brewed. As a premium brand, Tusker Malt Lager was initially launched in the Kenyan market in 1996 after years as an export only brand. Tusker Malt Lager was introduced in Uganda the same year. Tusker Malt Lager is brewed for longer than other contemporary lagers giving it that unmistakably rich, smooth premium taste that is widely recognized and that consumers have grown to love. Tusker Malt Lager comes in a 330ml green bottle that has the name Tusker embossed four times on its sides.