Celeb Profile: Alex Caige – Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile
While he has yet to experience the feeling of being involved with the winning horse, Alex Caige has been a loyal supporter of the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile for the last few years.
The likeable radio personality and DJ will once again return as part of this year’s line-up of celebrities at Turffontein Racecourse on 4 November and he’s looking forward to being part of it all again.
“I always get super excited to be invited back to be part of the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile,” the man who has the job of entertaining and informing listeners as they head to work as part of 947s Breakfast Club, said of his involvement this year.
The format of the Peermont Emperors Charity Mile sees 16 horses paired with 16 celebrities, charities and media partners with the R1-million paid out according to the finishing positions of the horses.
“We get to give back regardless so it’s awesome. My horse never wins but we get to give back to the charities no matter what the position,” said Caige.
His family has had involvement in the sport over the years so he has some knowledge of what it takes to get into the winner’s circle on raceday.
“Because I have a bit of understanding of the sport, I have an idea of how much work goes into preparing the horses for the races, so it’s quite exciting to see the culmination of hard work and professionalism come together.”
And he’s also known to mix it up with the most dapper of gents when it comes to being dressed for a day at the races.
“I think comfort is always an important thing to consider when you deciding on an outfit, if you’re not used to wearing a tux, don’t wear it, it’s going to make you feel uncomfortable and people will be able to see it.
“But, horseracing is said to be the Sport of Kings, so that doesn’t mean come dressed like you are going to the beach. Wear something stylish and classy,” was the advice from Caige ahead of raceday.
Having experienced the thrill of horseracing before, Caige knows that he’s in for an exciting afternoon at Turffontein Racecourse early next month.
“Horseracing is a really exciting sport, and the day out at the track is always fun. Come place a bet on a horse you think has a nice name (even though there’s a lot more that goes into choosing a winner) and who knows, maybe you win some cash and walk out smiling like a winner. It’s going to be a rush,” was his parting shot.
A number of hospitality packages have been put together for Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile day as well as general access tickets are available at www.webtickets.co.za with R30 for adults including a voucher and R20 for kids which includes a goodie bag.
Thousands of rands are up for grabs in the Emperors Palace Spin and Win promotion that will make a guaranteed 12 winners. For every bet of R100 or more, a person will receive an entry ticket into the draw.
For more information on the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile visit www.itsarush.co.za or call 011 681 1508
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