The 2019 Royal Ascot Goat Races Returns in August at Speke Resort Munyonyo

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Rajiv Ruparelia Addressing the participants at the launch of 2019 Royal Ascot Goat race at Kabira Country Club Kampala.

By:Nasser Kasozi

KAMPALA –The most popular social events in town the royal Escot Goat races 2019 has finally retuned with a bang. It is happening at its customary official venue of Speke Resort, Munyonyo.

Ruparelia Foundation, the patrons of this calendar event says this is one way of giving out to the needy under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). As such, the greatest social event in town is happening again come August 22 2019 at Speke resort Munyonyo.

This was at an official reaffirmation made Friday evening during an event launch on 20th June 1019 evening at Kabira Country Club Kampala, where, Rajiv Ruparelia, the Chairman of the organizing committee said, that the royal Goat race event is ultimately the fun show for everyone Uganda who like to socialize and network, doing business giving back to community will be happening again with fun packed with more flavored additional activities including a silent disco, a chilling out lounge, food and drink outlets and entertainment for both adults and children.

The event which was held in 2018 after six years of quietness will be hosted at its customary official venue of Speke Resort, Munyonyo, and is powered by a number of sponsors, the Ruparelia Foundation, Sanyu FM, the Tusker Malt beer, and has attracted news sponsors including Robbialac brand of Crown Berger Uganda Ltd and Silk events.

The royal Ascot goat races event promises to recreate one of the most eagerly awaited weekend’s social and merrymaking, extravagant, fashion eats and music, which were the hallmarks of the great social royal Ascot Goat Races event for years.

The goats come dressed in T-shirts with numbers inscribed on them. The goat owners actually bet loads of money on which goat is going to win the race.

Rajiv Ruparelia told participants that, the royal goat’s races unlike, in horse races where the animals display amazing speed and footwork, goat handlers push a padded horizontal barrier on wheels around the track to keep the goats from grazing, fighting or running backwards during the race, this makes sense and fan to the occasion that blend with all the entertainment, Nyama choma, drinks as business leaders are blended with family and clients in one event at a time.

.At and During the evening launch of the royal goats racers 2019 event over 11.5 million Uganda Shs. were fundraised from participants and partners to support the works of the Ruparelia foundation where the proceeds will be going to construct public toilets to Good Samaritan School in Kamwokya a Kampala suburb to enable school going children access good quality hygiene and live healthy lives. According to Rajiv Ruparelia.

Rajiv Ruparelia said that this year’s signature event would highlight fashion, entertainment, food, glam and style. And called on Ugandans not only to come and watch the interesting goats racing, but also to network and socialize with family, friends and the business community.

This year’s Goat Race has attracted a number partners and sponsors including the Ruparelia Foundation, Sanyu FM, Tusker Malt, Silk Events and the Ruparelia Group Companies.

During the event, a number of corporate companies will showcase their products and services in the tents that will be erected at the entire place filled with rhymes of music, fun and entertainment with spiced booze and eats will flow normally.

“The Goat Racers event will be and is the most popular event on Uganda’s social calendar for all the time they were held since 2003 to date, so we as (The Ruparelia Group) wanted to bring that amazing experience back with fun-filled activities for everyone to participate and enjoy in a responsible manner” said Rajiv Ruparelia, the event Chairman, at the re-launch press conference of the Royal Ascot goat race held on 20th June 2019 at Kabira Club Kampala.

“Our focus is on the races and activities around that, but there will be hospitality tents available, networking opportunities for every Ugandan who wants to do business and connect with people, food court with different types of cuisines both local and international, a beer and drinks garden, cocktail and champagne bars, sport and children games, playing areas and silent disco center, and chill-out lounges,” Rajiv Ruparalia added.

“We are excited about the Royal Ascot Goat Races event with all activities around it, which we consider the will be a social event by any fun-loving person would look forward to have fun the most highly in Uganda “Rajiv said.

We at the (Ruparelia Group) treasures the opportunity to serve the community we operate from to partner in organizing this great social event of the Royal Goat Racer because no fun event of this kind is complete without partners and meeting great incredible people from all classes of business and Life.

The 2019 Royal Escot goat races will entail a number of goat races running over the course of the day, with each race featuring 6 to 10 goats at different intervals. 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 of building Toilets for Good Samaritan school in Kamwokya a Kampala suburb and will be a CSR activity of the Ruparelia Foundation.

Tickets to the Goat Races will go for Shs50.000, of course with sponsorships of different amounts where early bird offers, and special discount days will also be accommodated to enable many people participate and have fun and enjoy to the top of their happiness in the most pleasant place the usual Speke resort Munyonyo.

What to expect at the royal Ascot Goat Races 2019

As this year’s Royal Ascot Goat Races will be happening again in Kampala on Saturday 22 August 2019 at Speke Hotel Munyonyo, the public you have been alerted to check your social calendar not to miss.

The royal Ascot goat races is greatest social event in Kampala that gives fun and opportunities which is always enriched with different flavors, traditions, mixture of culture with touch, style and fashion as one of the key ingredients to its success besides the thrill of watching the goats racing tagged with different names and brands of partners both individuals and companies.

Within the royal Ascot goat race contest the owner of the goat call them (Goat Fathers) with the best name will win a special dinner for two at Speke resort Munyonyo courtesy of Ruparelia Group of companies and its Event partners.

This year’s Royal Ascot goat races are definitely a must attend show for everyone and all these prizes up for grabs have added to the excitement.

As Robbialac and the Crown Berger Uganda, we are happy to be a part of the team that has brought this unique package that is surely going to be talked about for the rest of the years,” says Rajin Taylor, Chairman.

There are more fun activities to look forward to with food and drinks, including a silent disco to be hosted at the venue that will be colorful with ordinary and VIP treatments of the revelers, a champagne bar and of course, plenty of seating by the lakeside for everyone in attendance to chill, eat and drink freely in a secure and ambient environment the Speke resort hotel Munyonyo.

The crowd will be entertained by different arts and musicians and celebrities from Uganda and in the region as a usual custom expect the best from this social event of fun, silk events, Sanyu FM among others the event closes with a fireworks display.

The Gates to the Royal Ascot goats’ races event will open at 8am where several goat fathers will model with their smartly dressed and branded goats with different names participating in each category and proceeding throughout the day.

Accordingly, this year’s event will entail many goat races for the day with each featuring along with the branded names of goat’s sponsor, (Fathers) where partners could have a goat to represent them or branded as such.

The proceeds from this year’s royal Ascot goat races social and fun event will go to charity in support of the Good Samaritan school in Kamwokya as a Ruparelia Foundation outreach program that seeks to build toilets at a school and the communities to enable over 250 children have access to clean and health hygiene and live a health and meaningful life.

About the Royal Ascot Goats Races

The much anticipated Royal Ascot goat races fete is set to rock the country in October which shall be the biggest single national event to happen at close of the 2019 entertainment calendar.

The development was last night made during a special cocktail reception to unveil the event that was held at Kabira country club Bukoto and hosted by the Ruparelia foundation.

The Royal Ascot Goats races are registered event began in 2004 as an annual charity event, and spun its own twist on the Royal Ascot Races.

It has maintained a level of recognition and respect as it has always stayed true to its essence. Unlike other festivals by the royal ascot goat races is a great networking environment and prides on creating fun family day out. Overlooking the lake the goat race track is the center of attraction with food, seating areas and hospitality tents, sprawled across the gardens of Speke resort Munyonyo.

The goat races consisting of 10 goats per race and 8 races in total.one can be on the goats at our tote first second and third place winners receive cash, all the proceeds collected from the tote goes to the charity selected by Ruparelia Foundation executive committee.

How to participate

Buy a goat race a goat race sponsor entitles, one to naming of the race, branding around the rack and on events screens, prize giveaways, tickets, to enter the event, one gets the owners tent, free entrance to the venue’s event among other endorsements.

You can also buy a goat to participate in any one or all the race activities, each goat prize id determined by the price of the race one can name the selected goat and be entitled to tickets to the owner’s tent at a free entrance plan.

As everyone will be goat in on the event tickets for entry and admissions are 30.000 early bird, 50.000 shs at the agate, 25.000 will be for Kids 8 to 12 years of age, whereas children under 8 years will be free admission. And the VIP tickets goes to 350.000 Early bird and 400.000 at the gate.

Booking and Tickets are available online for reservations

At www.thegoatraces.com or at the 1st day of August tickets will be available at designated Ruparelia group centers.

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