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October 9, 2019, Author: Contributor
The Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile has become a highlight of the
horse racing calendar, not only for the connections of the finest equine
athletes who line up in the starting stalls, but for a number of
charities who have their hopes resting on the result.

16 charities are each paired with a racehorse and a celebrity to battle
it out for a share of R1 million. The winning charity receives a cheque
for R150 000, second place R100 000 and the remaining 14 charities
receiving proportionate amounts of the total depending on their
allocated horses’ overall placement.

Bob Yearham, Chief Operating Officer: Gaming, believes that it’s the
common goal of giving back to those less fortunate that makes this race
so special; ‘As always, the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile is one
of the most exciting events on our social calendar. Nothing beats a day
at the races and it never fails to be a fun and exciting day – but we
mustn’t forget that it also raises money for worthy causes.  We have 16
star-studded celebrities pairing up with 16 chosen charities, and race
16 horses to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.’

Charities for the 2019 edition of the race includes the likes of the
Highveld Horse Care Unit, National Horse Trust, Welamlambo Primary
School, Peermont Education Trust, Lesedi Scarce Skills Programme and the
Animal Anti-Cruelty League, amongst others.

Last year’s winner was the Robbie Sage-trained gelding, Coral Fever,
giving charity Khangezile Primary and celebrity Pallance Dladla the
bragging rights in the winners enclosure. This year’s race is guaranteed
to be another battle of the best, so whether your eye is on the horses,
the celebs or the fashion, rest assured that there is something for
everyone at Turffontein Racecourse on the 2nd of November.

The race day happens to fall on the same date as the Rugby World Cup
final, which is all the more reason to attend according to commentator,
Clyde Basel:  “We are looking forward to hosting Joburg’s Beer Fest on
Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile day, with coverage of the Rugby
World Cup final which starts at 11am. Gates open at 10am with some great
specials on offer in the Beer Fest area. I encourage all racing and
rugby fans to come and enjoy the day/night race meeting with us”.

It’s a race day for a good reason – where horses, trainers, jockeys,
celebrities, charities and media partners gather on-course with a common
purpose. Witness the excitement live, get behind your favourite charity
or celebrity and help cheer their charges home.

Event details

Date:       Saturday 2nd November 2019
Venue:      Turffontein Racecourse, 1 Turf Club Street, Turffontein
Time:       Gates open at 10h00

Tickets will go on sale soon so keep an eye on social media for more

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