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All paired up and ready to race for this year’s Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile – 4 November 2017

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.

Summer in the CityAssisting 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)

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. And Joburg Style is the media partner for New Predator – “Go New Predator”!!!!!!  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.

Summer in the city

Television presenter, model and blogger, Kim Jayde Robinson 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).

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.

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.

Emperors Palace is a Peermont resort. For more information visit www.emperorspalace.com. Peermont proudly supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Problem Gambling Counselling Toll-Free Helpline 0800 006 008. Players must be 18 years or older. Winners know when to stop.