All paired up and ready to race for this year’s Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile
All eyes were on the celebrity draw for this year’s Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile, held at The Palace of Dreams on Wednesday afternoon, 25 October.
As is customary for this unique event, one of the key fixtures during the Highveld horseracing season (Summer In The City) where celebrities, charities and racing personalities alike join together to find out how the final field will line up at Turffontein Racecourse on 4 November.
With Neil Andrews, a regular at this event and tasked with the role of MC it was all systems go as the celebs in attendance, charity representatives and some of the media partners involved, picked their horses by randomly choosing from a selection of 16 oversized casino chips. Each chip correlates to the number of a runner in the race.
And while Andrews, a renowned sports broadcaster and friend of racing, had some inkling as to which horses he was hoping to be paired with, it was his advice to his fellow celebrities that determined their reaction when drawing.
Television presenter, Kim Jayde Robinson was obviously delighted to have drawn the defending champion in this race, New Predator with the horse back for another winning attempt. He will once again be partnered by jockey Gavin Lerena.
Last year the jockey ended up enjoying an extra special day given that his relative, the professional boxer Kevin Lerena, was the celebrity assigned.
This year however, the world champion pugilist, Lerena has been paired with the exciting import Hat Puntano from the stable of Mike and Adam Azzie. In attendance to witness the draw were champion trainers Sean Tarry and Mike de Kock.
While the racing action will be fierce, the beneficiaries can rest assured that they will each walk away with a share of the R1-million up for grabs. The funds will be allocated based on the finishing positions of the horses in the race.
Tickets to the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile are available from Webtickets from just R30 which includes a R30 betting voucher for adults and R20 for children which includes a goodie bag. There are also a host of hospitality options available and bookings can be made by calling 011 681 1508.
With the horses and their various partners now confirmed there’s only one more thing to do and that’s to find the right outfit for race day on 4 November.
Animal Anti-Cruelty League
Get It South
Peermont Hotel School
Kim Jayde Robinson
R.P Maphanzela Primary
Mac De Lago
National Horse Trust
Germiston City News
Peermont Education Trust – University Programme
Mrs SA – Hlengiwe Twala
Grade R Programme
Benoni City Times
Scarce Skills Programme
Highveld Horse Care Unit
San Michele Home
Fortune Kunene Primary
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The summer racing season in Gauteng kicks off at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday, November 4 with the annual Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile race day. Being held for the 11th year the Charity Mile once again brings together 16 top-class race horses with 16 celebrities and 16 media partners all for the benefit of 16 worthy causes. Among the well-known personalities who will be giving of their time for this year’s race is actor, presenter, MC and rapper, Batsile Ramasodi of Midrand, IBO cruiserweight world boxing champion, Kevin Lerena of Fourways, television presenter, model and blogger, Kim Jayde Robinson of Randburg and SuperSport anchor, Neil Andrews of Lonehill who are pictured here at the all-important field reveal at the Palace of Dreams on Wednesday afternoon, October 25. (Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep)
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On Wednesday afternoon, October 25 the field for this year’s Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile, which will be run at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday, November 4, was revealed at Emperors Palace. At the same time it was also made known which of the 16 celebrities, 16 charities and 16 media partners involved in the event would be affiliated to which horse for the race. Assisting with the reveal, by selecting a numbered chip, were these four well-known personalities who will be involved on the day, IBO cruiserweight world boxing champion, Kevin Lerena of Fourways, television presenter, model and blogger, Kim Jayde Robinson of Randburg, actor, presenter, MC and rapper, Batsile Ramasodi of Midrand and SuperSport anchor, Neil Andrews of Lonehill. (Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep)
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Television presenter, model and blogger, Kim Jayde Robinson of Randburg will this year be one of the 16 well-known personalities that will be involved in the annual Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday, November 4. In keeping with tradition some of the celebrities giving of their time to support the event, like Robinson, also assisted in the field reveal for the event at Emperors Palace on Wednesday afternoon, October 25. The accomplished fashion blogger and NewsIsh presenter is pictured here with the Palace of Dreams “jockeys” Tamlyn Koopman of Lonehill and Kirsten Francis of Edenvale before it was revealed that she (Robinson) will publicly represent the Peermont Hotel School and will be affiliated with last year’s Charity Mile winner “New Predator” in the race. Should “New Predator” win again it would mean a R150 000 windfall for the hotel school. (Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep)
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After it was revealed at Emperors Palace on Wednesday afternoon (October 25) that, television presenter, model and blogger, Kim Jayde Robinson of Randburg will be affiliated to “New Predator” for this year’s Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile on Saturday November 4 at Turffontein Racecourse she’ll be hoping the Johan Janse van Vuuren trained horse can make it two in a row. “New Predator”, ridden to victory in the 2016 Charity Mile by Gavin Lerena, is again a favourite (with the same jockey) for this year’s event and should the horse win again it would mean a R150 000 windfall for the Peermont Hotel School, the charity associated with Robinson and “New Predator”. Pictured here with Robinson (second right) at the field reveal is Jenny Findlay (representative of the hotel school) and the Palace of Dreams’ “jockeys”, Tamlyn Koopman of Lonehill and Kirsten Francis of Edenvale. (Photograph by Yolanda van der Stoep)