Making merry at the MiD DAY Trophy Race

Dec 27, 2011, 15:03 IST | Special Fatures Team
As Santa painted the town red, the crowds at the Mahalaxmi race course cheered the sleek, well-bred horses towards the winning line.

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Abhishek Bachchan Pics/ Atul Kamble and Satyajit Desai

After all, it was the MiD DAY Trophy Race and nothing at MiD DAY is mundane or boring. Though it was a Christmas afternoon, celebrities and socialites dropped in at RWITC for an adrenaline rush. Adding glamour to the afternoon was none other than Bollywood's handsome hunk, Abhishek Bachchan. Looking dapper in a grey suit, Abhishek floored the guests and racing crowd with his wit and charm. 

Who: Abhishek Bachchan chats with Champaklal Zaveri (left), 
Vivek Jain (center), and Manajit Ghoshal (right)

While presenting the MiD DAY Trophy to the winning horse, Ishpingo's owner Palan Shapoor, Jr Bachchan said, "I've passed Mahalaxmi so many times, but I've never stepped inside the race course to watch the races. I must say, watching the horses race alive was a thousand times better than seeing them on screen. 

"And to top it all, it was a MiD DAY Trophy that I got to give away. After all, it's a paper that's entertaining, and informative. If I want to know what's happening in the city, it is MiD DAY that I read. So, I just couldn't afford to miss a race that's been as racy as my film, Players."

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