The Emperors Palace Charity Mile 2013
Turffontein Race Course
This spectacular event brings together top racehorses and celebrities in aid of charity!
The Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile, a glorious event that brings together top racehorses and famous people in aid of charity, will be held at Turffontein Race Course on Saturday 2 November.
One of Phumelela’s major races of the year since 2005, the event is sponsored by hospitality and gaming company Peermont and Emperors Palace, one of 14 properties operated by Peermont in South Africa and Botswana.
Charity Mile will be the highlight of a blockbuster race meeting at which four other feature races will be run including the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, which is restricted to qualifying graduates of the previous year's Ready To Run Sale and carries a stake of R2 million.
The Charity Mile is a unique and exciting way for Peermont, Emperors Palace and horseracing to help people and animals less fortunate than ourselves and this is how it works:
- The Charity Mile is a normal race in every sense. What’s special is that each runner also races on behalf of a charity and its finishing position determines how much the charity wins. To add glitz and glamour, each runner is publicly represented by a celebrity. Celebrities this year include Highveld Stereo’s afternoon drive presenter Bailey Schneider, actress and business woman Karolina Sky, SuperSport’s Neil Andrews and Olympic gold medallist Ryk Neethling.
- A total of R550,000 will be given away to the 16 participating charities. The charity represented by the winning horse gets R100,000 and emotions will run high as the runners drive to the line. The joy, the excitement and the tears of the representatives of the winning charity are the most touching moments in horseracing annually. Here’s the breakdown (should a runner be withdrawn, the relevant charity gets R20,000): 1st - R100,000; 2nd - R70,000; 3rd - R50,000; 4th - R40,000; 5th - R30,000; 6th - R29,000; 7th - R28,000; 8th - R27,000; 9th - R26,000; 10th - R25,000; 11th - R25,000; 12th - R20,000; 13th - R20,000; 14th - R20,000; 15th - R20,000; 16th - R20,000.
It’s a great occasion in every way and it’s a great race, and race meeting, to bet on. Charity will win big – so can you!
Menu and Drinks Packages
- Aquanaut Package - R675.00pp (Fully inclusive)
- Aquanaut (Food only) - R395.00pp
- Furious and Deck - R595.00pp (Fully inclusive)
- Furious and Deck (Food only) - R275.00pp
Menu and drinks packages include full local bar 30 minutes before and after Turffontein racing starts and ends.
Book now, contact Agnes on 011 681 1702.