Mahalaxmi -On weekend Mumbai was treated to many spectacular events. The sunday lazy afternoon came to life at Mahalaxmi race course where Mumbai's glitterati gathered for the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby, featuring a power-packed and majestic line-up of 3-year-old thoroughbred colts, geldings, and fillies on the racetrack climaxing with the blue-riband race. As usual, ladies put their best foot forward displaying smashing hats.
A captivated crowd was enthralled by the heart-stopping performance by star filly, who settled in the lead shortly after the start. Once in the straight, Hall of Famer stepped up the pace and showed fine acceleration to stretch out finishing on strongly winning by a length amidst loud cheers from the supportive crowd. Hall of Famer was the pre-race second favourite to win the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby and she lived up to the expectations with a fine display of speed and stamina. The filly literally outclassed the opposition to win the most prestigious race of the season.
The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby weekend was a spectacular arena for the entertainment of sports and featured various artists such as DJ Leona, who hosted the opening ceremony for the derby. The parade was led by the Cuban brothers on the track along with carnival dancers. The Derby came to an end with a scintillating performance by popular progressive Indi-Pop, band Maadhyam.