It is ritualistically hosted on the first weekend of every February at Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai. This event sees some of the fine bred horses and the top most jockeys across the globe. The thoroughbreds compete against each other over two days to claim a whopping reward of 2.5 crore approximately.
Of course, the derby has a lot more to offer than just horses and their horsemen. It is a hub of haute couture, the rich and the famous. It brings together fashion kings with a racing enthusiasm for showcasing their best pieces. Last year saw air-conditioned hangar, paddocks and a carnival bazaar at the derby. However, 2012 promises extreme entertainment with Adam Saaks, the custom couture t-shirt designer, couture fashion show, sweepstakes like a Mercedez Benz car and techno-illusionist Marco Tempest.
This year the event will also feature international bands such as Sheketak, ‘The UK Bee Gees’ to pay a tribute to the legendary Bee Gees and Charlotte Hopley, doing a tribute show for Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. So, ‘Saddle Up’ for not just the drink, but the contagious and enigmatic energy of the McDowell Signature Indian Derby, if you are a connoisseur of good times! Stay glued to Spiritzandmore.com to know minute by minute updates of this premier event.