Star Superior wins at the prestigious Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby 2019
Kingfisher Ultra, synonymous with high fashion and ‘Good Times’ celebrated a successful year of magnificent racing events in the country. After gaining high popularity in its first edition, the fourth edition of the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby was an extravaganza, with its great line-up of thoroughbreds and attendance of the city’s crème-da-la-crème at the Royal Western India Turf Club. 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.
Star Superior kept his date with destiny in the most anticipated event of the Indian racing calendar, The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby, with a remarkable performance in front of a mammoth crowd of 30,000. 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.
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 comeback year after year to make the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby the most renowned sporting spectacle. Kingfisher Ultra’s endeavor 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.”
Commenting on his 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.”