The Royal Ascot Goat Races is arguably the most sought after social event in Kampala bringing the country’s top business and socialite personalities in one place to party.
And like in the previous years, this year’s Royal Ascot Goat Races will take place Speke Resort, Munyonyo on Saturday, October 12, 2019. It promises to recreate one of the most eagerly awaited weekends of merrymaking and extravagant fashion.
Aside from the fun, the Ruparelia foundation is in it for a good cause. They will be undertaking an Eco Brick CSR project to build toilets aimed at improving sanitation at the Good Samaritan High School in Kamwokya.
This means that a percentage of the money corrected from ticket sales and sponsorship will be given back to this good cause. Tusker Malt Lager returns this year as the platinum sponsor.
Other sponsors include 88.2 Sanyu FM, Goldstar Insurance, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Robbialac and NTV.
Tickets to the Goat Races will go for Shs50, 000, with early bird offers at Shs30, 000. VIP, which entitles you access to the owners’ hospitality tent costs Shs350, 000 for early Bird and Shs400, 000 at the gate.
The goat races will entail eight races over the course of the day, with each race featuring eight 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.
Races go for anything between Shs6m and Shs10m while goats go for between Shs500, 000 and Shs1m. Already, Gold Star, Euroflex and Orient Bank have already acquired goats of their own.
Ruparelia Group’s Managing Director Rajiv Ruparelia, the organisers of the event, speaking at the launch of the event said the Goat Races are more than just another event in Uganda.
”It’s a place where people can come and network and mix along with business, pleasure and have a fun humorous time with good food and drinks all day long,” Rajiv added.