The 2019 Mascom Derby will be held at the Shashe Race Track on April 20, 2019 from 8am themed "All Things Safari".
The Mascom Derby is part of Mascom’s efforts to support local tourism and give back to the communities within which the company operates.
The event allows Mascom to show appreciation to the customers that have ensured that the company remains number 1 and is constantly innovative to suit their changing lifestyles.
This year the derby will showcase eighty seven (87) horses registered from Botswana(50), Namibia(13), Lesotho (12) and South Africa (2) who will be racing at different categories comprising of (two) 2 Tswana breed and nine (9) Thorough breed races.
Mascom Corporate Social Responsibility
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Mascom will donate P50, 000 to Bana Ba Letsatsi. Bana Ba Letsatsi is a rehabilitation centre for Ophans and Vulnerable Children.
The organisation endeavours to keep youth off the streets and away from negative influences through education and psychosocial support in a conducive environment. The media is invited to join us at Bana Ba Letsatsi Centre on April 19, 2019 from 11am where we will hand over the donation.
The Fashion Show – (All Things Safari)
Over the past few years, Mascom Derby Fashion Show proved to be a success in showcasing talent in Northern Botswana. This platform provides an opportunity for up - coming designers to showcase their work during the biggest horse racing event in Botswana. In an effort to unearth Modelling and fashion design talent in the Northern region, Mascom will host a workshop to train and share trade knowledge of the fashion industry in collaboration with ‘Fashion Without Borders’. The workshop will be led by industry experts, Mothusi Lesole local designer extraordinaire and South
The Fashion show will be part of the race day programme and will feature 10 designers with amazing talents who will showcase eight to 10 garments each. Twenty models will be selected from the model workshop to showcase their talents. The theme of the fashion show being “All Things Safari” inspired by the wild life, fauna and flora found in Maun, considered as the heart of tourism in Botswana. The theme is open to interpretation and we encourage the Mascom derby spectators to come dressed in their most adventurous outfits.
About the Derby
The Mascom Derby has been in existence since 2006, this year marks 13 years since Mascom has been supporting the Derby. While we celebrate 13 years of this great horse fortitude, the 2019 Mascom Derby promises an extraordinary show of fashion and cultural diversity. In its maiden years, the race was held between Gaborone and Maun, until finally relocating to Botswana’s cosmopolitan tourism capital, beautiful Maun. This event is the highlight of the Maun Easter Holidays calendar with dignitaries and tourists coming in from different countries around the world to join in the excitement and experience Maun cuisine, music, cultural fashion extravaganza and the horse race competition.
Tickets are sold at Computicket stores, Shoprite, Checkers, Ok Furnishers, USave and House & Home countrywide at P70 for adults (P100 at the gate) and P30 for children under the age of 12. This family event promises ample entertainment for kids and a variety of food stalls for refreshments.