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Royal goats race back in town after six-year break

Goats in action at Royal Ascot Goat Race. The event returns after a 6-year break (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – For a period of 19 years, Uganda was known for hosting a pompous event – the Royal Ascot Goat Race.

Furnished with glamour and pomp, the event attracted the A-listers, city’s socialites and other party animals to the shores of Lake Victoria at the Speke Resort Munyonyo.

Friends enjoy their drinks at Royal Ascot Goat Race (FILE PHOTO)

Word reaching this website indicated that the glamorous event will return this year on August 25 after the organisers have decided to come out of the 6-year break.

“Yes, you’ve heard it right, the Royal Ascot Goat Race is back at the Resort. Save the date, 25th August, 2018,” read a post on one of Speke Resort Munyonyo’s social media platforms.

The Royal Ascot Goat Race was sculpted after the Royal Ascot Horse races in England.

Fashion, glamour and pomp were the order of the day at the Royal Ascot Goat Race (FILE PHOTO)

Fun, hanging and a couple of cold beers crowned the event before the 6year break (ARCHIVES)

Besides the race of the cloven hooved creatures, the person with the most elaborate hat is awarded alongside the best dressed man and woman.

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