After a five-year pause, one of the most popular events on Kampala’s social calendar, The Royal Ascot Goat Races made a comeback and took place Saturday 25th August 2018 on the shores of Lake Victoria –Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Since its inception, fashion has always been a key ingredient to the Tusker Malt sponsored fun event’s success especially those extravagant hats and this year’s edition was no exception.
Besides the delight of watching the goats racing, most of the revelers used this event as an excuse to go all out and dress in their most eye-catching outfits as there were lots of prizes at stake for the best dressed people at the event.
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.
With gates open as early as mid-day, revelers from all walks of life started walking in clad in attires of ‘Monte Carlo Glamour’ showcasing their A-game especially the babes while the fashion enthusiastic men were gentle yet smart in both official and casual wear.
One thing for sure is that the good, the bad, the hideous and the skimpy of fashion were all well represented!
An ambience of family, social interactions and entertainment was the best way to describe the expressions of revelers and how the organizers delivered on their promise on the event’s return.
Many of the city’s beauties used this as an opportunity to showcase not just their fashion sense but their best features too.
They indeed turned heads thanks to their curves, shapely legs of all sizes, colour, length and stunning smiles. Not even the drizzles could dampen their spirits and determination to have fun.
Midway through the proceedings, the already excited crowed enjoyed watching seven goats racing.
Besides that highlight, revelers enjoyed more fun activities like selfie competitions and a silent disco hosted by Sue Ochola, a champagne bar while enjoying food and drinks all evening long.
The fun of the night was in the Kampala Casino tent where Bob Kabonero treated guests, friends and business associates to unlimited expensive wines, great food and whiskies.
Red and Blue labels flowed till late as partiers danced the night away. The biggest celebrities and tycoons were seen puffing cigars and dancing.
Regular Goat Race fans danced alongside their favorite artistes till they could handle no more.
Revelers were treated to awesome entertainment from Bebe Cool, Simples Entertainment and Fik Fameica before a fireworks display crowing the day.