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Family Fun & Fashionable Fascinators Defined the Poonawalla Breeders Multi Million Races in Mumbai

The eclectic and amiable Poonawalla family hosted a fabulous evening at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai to celebrate the Poonawalla Breeders Multi-Million race 2018.

Ranjit Rodricks and Vikkas Manaktala
Ranjit Rodricks and Vikkas Manaktala

Mumbai society’s movers and shakers always keep the last Sunday of February marked as a special day on their social calendar.

The reason? That is the day the famed Poonawalla family host their famous horse racing event at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse.

Brothers Cyrus and Zavary Poonawalla, along with their family, make this an event to remember with their no-holds-barred hospitality in their own private lounge at the venue.

Over high-tea and champagne, the swish set are seen wearing their best suits and hats while the ladies swan around in elegant fascinators and wear the latest couture from the international catwalks.

Simone Poonawalla
Simone Poonawalla
Delna Poonawalla
Delna Poonawalla
Guunjan Manaktala, Ranjit Rodricks, Vikkas Manaktala
Guunjan Manaktala, Ranjit Rodricks, Vikkas Manaktala

This year, I decided to wear an headgear which was inspired by Disney’s Maleficent.

What do you think of it?

Ranjit Rodricks
Ranjit Rodricks

At 6pm sharp, the main race started and it took barely a few minutes for the gorgeous filly, Corfe Castle, to dash to the finish line and taste victory.

Needless to add, since the horse is part-owned by Simone Poonawalla, there was much rejoicing and jubilation in the VIP lounge after the prize giving ceremony.

And as the sun set over the horizon, the guests were already looking forward to next year’s races and the fun time they would have with their favourite Poonawalla family.

Ranjit Rodricks is leading and well-known fashion editor who has not only lived, loved and breathed style for over two decades but has also worked closely with the best in the fashion business.