In Pictures: Pronto Pronto races to finish at Kingfisher Derby 2011
Pronto Pronto creates history yet again - Triumphs at the Kingfisher Derby 2011 – India’s richest racing event ever. The event witnessed an incredible congregation of more than 22 thousand people.
The 24th edition of the Kingfisher Derby witnessed a historic culmination with Pronto Pronto owned by Pallon S Mistry winning the country’s richest ever racing event with a whopping prize money. Being one amongst the favourite’s, Pronto Pronto proved triumphant by retaining the trust of thousands of racing enthusiasts.
The competition was tight between Pronto Pronto and Severastahl but in the last-ditch Pronto Pronto whisked away in lightning speed to assert the ultimate fame. With millions won and lost, it was a perfect mix of cheers and disappointments at the Kingfisher Derby 2011.
Over the years, competition has got tougher and the Kingfisher Derby witnessed some of the best internationally acclaimed jockeys and their prime stallions battling it out on the turf to provide a thrilling on-track experience. 17 stunning horses raced to the finish across 2000 mtrs and competed for the coveted prize money and the famous trophy – the silver horse.
A roaring crowd of over 22 thousand people came down to the Bangalore Turf Club this year. Some of the most attractive people of the city were seen having a good time and thoroughly enjoying the races, turning the venue into a fashion haven on a leisurely Sunday afternoon.
In attendance at the Kingfisher Derby were well-known people from all walks of life - Sandalwood industry, socialites, racing enthusiasts, making it the one of the most glamourous race ever.
Having a great time at the event was Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, United Breweries Limited who said, “The finale of the Kingfisher Derby 2011 was certainly worth the wait. The Kingfisher Derby is considered the King of all Derbies, and with the prize money a whopping Rs. 2.36 crores has enabled us to achieve the feat of becoming the richest derby this year”.