Continuing a 20 year old tradition, the Sun Resorts Group is one of the partners of the traditional two-day race meeting in Mauritius in collaboration with the Mauritius Turf Club (MTC) and Air Mauritius. For the second year running, Long Beach sponsors this popular event.
The “Jockeys’ Weekend” is the perfect combination of glamour and the exotic. The Champ de Mars is one of the oldest race courses in the Southern Hemisphere, in its bicentennial year ; it will host a colourful weekend that is set to be charged with emotion.
World-renowned jockeys will take to their saddles for the ‘Fegentri’ race or the ‘Young Stars’ : the stars of the international racing circuit attract enormous crowds of spectators to the Champ de Mars course. The Mauritian population is mad about horse racing ; they make the trip from all over the island so as to see the prowess of the world’s most talented jockeys.
Numerous international horse racing stars will be present to stir up passion in the crowd watching this highlight of the Mauritian social calendar. The international jockeys who are set to attend include Frankie Dettori, Stéphane Pasquier, Olivier Peslier and Dominique Boeuf to name but a few. The clients of the Sun Resorts Mauritius luxury hotels will benefit from a privileged access to the Turf Club presidential lodge.
As for glamour, the ladies will dress up in their finery, hats and fascinators for the occasion. There will be competitions for the best hats, fascinators and saris over the course of the weekend and prizes for the best-dressed ladies ! Traditional Mauritian dances and séga music will entertain the crowd between races whilst the youngest racing fans will be offered free pony rides, magic tricks and other entertainments. This event is an unmissable part of Mauritian culture !
Sun Resorts’ new 5 star hotel is the happy sponsor of this event, the group is also very proud to be one of the Mauritius Turf Club’s partners in its Bicentennial year. Congratulations to the Mauritius Turf Club team for the events organised in celebration of Mauritius’ 200 year old love for horse racing !
There is no doubt about it, the weather in Mauritius at this time of year will make the event that bit more enticing since in December, it’s almost Summer in Mauritius ! What’s more, most of you will not even need a visa for Mauritius, a passport is sufficient…If you would like to take part in this event, reserve your places with Sun Resorts.
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