With the Princess’ support of the race day, Turffontein Racecourse has also stated that a number of charities are set to benefit among those the Red Cross, Highveld Horse Care Unit and Gugu Lesizwe Primary School.
Tickets for the draw, which will see a helicopter swoop over the racecourse and drop a marker, are included in the all-inclusive hospitality packages of R1,250 with a luxury bus ride to the course departing from The Maslow in Sandton as well, for the Furious Room and on the Deck. The package also includes access into the champagne bar on the ground floor.
There’s also a fashion element on the day with the incentive for gentlemen to come to the course dressed in top hats and tails – the alternative is black tie with a hat. There will be four R10,000 cash prizes offered to the best dressed couples in a number of venues.
General entrance to the racecourse is R50 and includes a voucher with the first 300 people on course also receiving a top hat or fascinator and under-18s get in for R20.
HSH Princess Charlene said: “I look forward to once again attending a race meeting at the historic Turffontein Racecourse and of course continuing the support of a number of worthy causes. To have the horseracing community rally behind this will be amazing and being able to play a part in restoring some of the glamour back into the sport is also special.”