On Sunday 14th July, the inaugural Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Memorial Trophy was played as the 3.00 pm match to mark the tragic loss of King Power Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash at the King Power football stadium in Leicester in October 2018. A new trophy was commissioned and presented to the winning team, Dubai. This all-important fourth quarter final match of the weekend was preceded by a programme of entertainment to both encompass Vichai’s sporting passions and to also celebrate the life of the philanthrophic Thai businessman.
Amongst the entertainment was a children’s football match between local boys and girls making up a Leicester City and a Midhurst team in King Power’s home and away shirts. To recognise Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s passion for equestrian sport, King Power owned racehorse Cleonte, winner of the Queen Alexandra Stakes on the final day of Ascot 2019, was also paraded.