Get set to witness Glamour, Fashion, Racing – McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby 2013 is here. India’s most glamorous racing event for those celebrating power and success on February 2 & 3 at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai – Mumbai, February 2, 2013 – The most awaited McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby is back again this year with high stakes, glitz and glamour. India’s most sought after racing event will see the crème-de- la-crème of the city soak up in the fervor of the game on February 2 and 3 at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai.
McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby 2013 will feature a host of fun-filled and breath-taking performances by celebrated and renowned artists that will surely pump up your adrenaline. Scott Barnes, the coveted international make-up artist will create his signature look ‘The Glow’ on Indian skin tone and showcase interesting makeovers. His work with Jennifer Lopez gave birth to the monochromatic look featuring bronzed skin and pale lips which got him much critical acclaim.
Also known as ‘The’ fashion destination, designers Rocky S & Pria Kataaria will be showcasing their uber-stylish line during this weekend extravaganza. On February 2nd, 2013, Pria Kataaria Puri will be displaying her ‘Red Carpet collection’ and on February 3rd, 2013, Rocky S will be showcasing his extravagant chic collection with Romance combined with sex appeal in harmony with a sparkling touch of glamour giving it a very high fashion look. The colors of mystery, beige, old rose, ivory, pistachio perfectly blended with Rocky’s signature color Black add ultra Zinc to the collection. Some of the showstoppers would be Poonam Pandey, Bruna Abdullah, Deepti Gujral, Lakshmi Ranaa and many more.
Also performing would be the ‘Blade Babes’, a glamorous trio of female martial art experts demonstrating their skills with live weapons in an acrobatic style. Blade Babes show dynamic female physicality through a new vision of martial arts. It features champion martial artists, Cecily Fay, Zara Phythian, and Helen Bailey. Also featured is “So you think you can dance” finalist Lizzie Gough.
Jinjo Crew, an innovative dance group will also be performing at the McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby 2013. They are a South Korean dancing sensation group known for their B-boying and hip hop moves.
Not leaving the musical aspect far behind, the Bangalore based band ‘One Nite Stand’ will enthrall the audience with their music. Known for their lively and energetic performances, this is a band that is now recognized as one of Bangalore’s most touted young bands. The band comprises Behram (Vocals/Bass Guitar), Hemanth (Guitars), Neville (Piano) and Abhilash (Drums). The after-effect of most shows is usually a number of encores, resulting in a One Nite Stand that’s totally worth it. They also have plenty of surprises up their sleeves especially for the McDowell’s Signature Premier Indian Derby 2013.
Dr.Vijay Mallya, Chairman, UB Group, said, “Every year the McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby brings a new level of exhilaration to the fore. Every minute detail is well thought out and strategically planned to bring to the Nation, her finest Derby, ever! This is where raw speed, elite fashion and competitive spirit converge. This is where the stakes grow higher year after year with this year’s record prize purse being Rs.3 Crores! The McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby 2013 is an event that excites everyone, including me!”
Khushroo Dhunjibhoy, Chairman, Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) said, “The RWITC is privileged to host one of India’s iconic sporting events- The McDowell Signature Indian Derby Weekend in association with The UB Group. The event is all about style, class and top quality thoroughbred racing. It combines the best elements of entertainment and leisure as we bring India’s greatest horse race, this year with record prize money, to the city.”
Over 25,000 visitors are expected to be a part of the racing fever this year. The McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby 2013 is to be held at the Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai on 2nd & 3rd of February 2013.
Jockeys likely to take part:
Mr. Richard Hughes – Hemisphere, Mr. Joseph O Brien – Montezuma, Mr. Colm O Donoghue – Shivalik Hero, Mr. Daniel Grant, Sylvester D’Souza – Ceasars Star.
An Acquired Taste, Shivalik Hero, Machaivellianism, Vijay’s Pride, New World, Montezuma, Showin’off, Ceasar’s Star, Wind Stream, Rodeo.
Featured races on the 2 days of the McDowell Signature Indian Derby:
DAY 1 : 2nd February, 2013 DAY 2 : 3rd February, 2013
The McDowell’s No.1 Challenge The McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby (Grade 1)
The Black Dog Trophy The Vladivar Cup
The United Spirits Challenge The Antiquity Blue ‘Fusion Of The Finest’ Cup
The Bouvet-Ladubay Championship The McDowell’s No.1 Platinum Trophy
The McDowell Signature Trophy The Royal Challenge ‘Game For Life’ Cup
The Antiquity Rare ‘Fusion of the Finest’ Cup The Four Seasons Cup
The Kunigal Stud Breeders’ Produce Stakes (Grade 3)
So this Derby, be prepared for a weekend of packed entertainment and glamour!
About Signature Premier:
Signature Premier Grain whisky is India’s first whisky brand blended with 8 year old Scotch from United Spirits. It was rated as the Whisky of the Year 2012 by the International Whisky Competition held in Chicago, The Monde Selection gold award and the World Spirits Awards held in Austria in 2012. The brand has also won three silver medals at the ISW International Spirits Competition, held in Germany and International Spirits Challenge as well as International Wine and Spirit Challenge in UK. The winning brands from this event were later showcased at an exclusive trade event at Cologne. Signature Premier is the only premium aged whisky in India crafted by third generation Scottish Master Blender, Richard Paterson.
Signature Premier provides unique lifestyle experiences true to its international lineage, including the first ever Signature Premier International fashion tour with eight designers from eight fashion capitals of the world held last year, and India’s flagship McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby held in Mumbai every year. Successful Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar, known for his unique style and vast public following in Indian cinema, is the brand ambassador for Signature.
Follow Signature Premier on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mcdsignature
About United Spirits Limited:
United Spirits Limited (USL) is the largest Alcobev company in the world by volume* and the Rs. 9103 crores spirits arm of the UB Group. USL was earlier McDowell and Company Limited. USL is headquartered in Bangalore with a global footprint and has 7500 employees across various locations. USL has a portfolio of more than 140 brands, of which 22 are millionaire brands and has 84 manufacturing and bottling units at locations across the country.
With the acquisition of Bouvet Ladubay in 2006, the UB Group has made a strategic entry into of the wines category. Bouvet-Ladubay, located in the Loire valley of the Saumur region in France, has a heritage of over 156 years. The company currently has a capacity of 8 million bottles per annum, with further scope for expansion whenever required. Bouvet Ladubay is sold across the world in over 38 countries.
In 2007, United Spirits acquired the Glasgow-based Whyte and Mackay and ramped up its premium scotch and single malts portfolio significantly. Whyte & Mackay also owns four malt whisky distilleries in Scotland and a state-of-the-art bottling facility in Grangemouth with a capacity of 12 million cases per annum.
USL represents the merged entities of erstwhile McDowell & Co. Limited, Phipson Distillery Limited, United Spirits Limited, Herbertsons Limited, Triumph Distillers and Vintners Private Limited, Baramati Grape Industries Limited, United Distillers India Limited, McDowell International Brands Limited and Shaw Wallace Distilleries Limited and Shaw Wallace & Co. Limited.