Star Superior wins the prestigious Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby 2019

Beating the popular Sir Cecil and Adjudicate, the winning horse of the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby 2019, Star Superior, took home the prize of Rs. 1.20 crore along with the coveted trophy

Star Superior wins the prestigious Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby 2019


Kingfisher Ultra celebrated a successful year of magnificent racing events in the country. After gaining high popularity in its previous editions, the fourth edition of the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby, the extravaganza, was loved with its great line-up of thoroughbreds and attendance of the city’s crème-da-la-crème at the Royal Western India Turf Club. February 3, 2019, Sunday featured a power-packed and majestic line-up of 4-year-old thoroughbred colts, geldings, and fillies on the race-track climaxing with the blue riband race. The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby, with a remarkable performance in front of a large crowd of 30,000 people.

Star Superior kept his date with destiny in the most anticipated event of the Indian racing calendar. Trained by Rajesh Narredu and ridden by Suraj Narredu, Star superior thundered towards victory to win the coveted trophy at the Royal Western India Turf Club.  He covered close to 5 lengths on the favorite Sir Cecil to win by a widening margin of another five-length dashing the hopes of many while proving that he is the best mile and half horse in the country.

The top three of the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby -2019 are:

Horse name





Star Superior

Poonawalla, Narredu

Rajesh Narredu

Suraj Narredu



Mrs. D. Khaitan

J.E. Mckeown

A Sandesh


Sir Cecil

Mr.Tegbir Singh Brar


David Allan

Talking about the same, Mr. Khushroo Dhunjibhoy, Chairman, Royal Western India Turf Club said, The fourth edition of the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby at the Royal Western India Turf Club was a roaring success. There was glitz, glamour and a star! Star Superior won with his outstanding performance and took home the coveted Indian Derby title, as predicted by Dr. Cyrus S Poonawalla.”

Commenting on the occasion, Gurpreet Singh, Divisional Vice-President (Marketing), United Breweries Limited said, “Our association with this regal sport spans nearly three decades and we are very excited to continue our partnership with RWITC as title sponsors for the Fourth edition of the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby. I would like to congratulate the winner on a splendid race today and thank racing enthusiasts who come back year after year to make the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby the most renowned sporting spectacle. Kingfisher Ultra’s endeavour is to bring the best to its consumers. I would also like to thank and congratulate the RWITC, the owners, breeders and jockeys for making this a memorable event.”

Sharing his excitement about the win, Jockey Suraj Narredu said, That this victory was extra special as the winner was trained by his younger brother Rajesh Narredu. Rajesh Narredu dedicated this victory to his family and thanked the Poonawalla family who owns Star Superior.”

Mr. Zavaray Poonawalla & Mrs. Behroze Poonawalla, representing Poonawalla racing and breeding; Mr. Adar Poonawalla representing Viloo Poonawalla racing & Breeding; Rajesh Narredu & Sanjay Kumar Shinde, took home Rs 1.2 crore as prize money and were immensely proud of their achievement while receiving the trophy from Mr. Gurpreet Singh, Divisional Vice president Marketing, United Breweries Limited

The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby 2019 made for a perfect weekend with an amalgamation of music and fashion, infused with a dash of adrenaline. The racing event saw popular names of the city celebrate the sport and soak into the spirit of the game. The weekend leading up to the Derby was indeed more than just a race, it was a festive atmosphere with a glamourous prelude of grand magnitude. 

The run-up to the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby kicked off with much fanfare at the Breakfast With Champions with behind the scenes look at the horses. This year’s derby weekend was a truly a one of a kind experiences as it offered best of the world of racing, music and fun. Crowds moved and swayed to tunes of the artists such as DJ Chico and Preeti with scintillating performances by Forefront and OnEmpire.

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