Peermont Emperors Charity Mile

This past weekend has to go down as one of my busiest but best weekends. I was asked to be a part of the Peermont Emperors Charity Mile Horse Race. 16 race horses, 16 charities and 16 celebrities. We randomly drew the charities and the horses. I happened to be paired with the gorgeous race horse DJ Detzky and the charity was Khangezile Primary After Care Centre in Kwa-Thema.

On Friday night we arrived at Emperors Palace at the 5 Star D’oreale Grande Hotel for the Summerhill Stud Ready to Run Cocktail Party.

The food was amazing, the people colourful and fun and the best part was that I got to share this with Greg and my BFF Karolina Sky, who was also one of the celebs in the event and her husband Filip.

Karolina and Filip
Karolina Sky, Brian Mitchell, Bailey Schneider
Karolina, Bob, Bailey and The Soap Girls
Greg and I (sporting his Movember)

We were put up in the hotel and I had one of the best sleeps.

The view from our room

The breakfast the next morning was delicious. Crispy Bacon makes me happy. Just saying.

Afterwards, we went back to our rooms to get ready for the actual event and then were taken in a luxury bus to the Turffontein Race Track.

We were hosted in the Aquanaut Room with delicious food and a great view of the track.

Bailey, Karolina, Hykie, Lebo, ProVerb, Paul R and Paul A
Vee and Bailey
Elana Afrika, Karolina Sky, Bailey Schneider and Anele Mdoda
Neil Andrews, Bailey Schneider, Paul Almeida

We were taken to a table to sign autographs on Z cards

This little guy couldn’t stop grinning at us. It was precious.
The beautiful DJ Detzky – My Horse

Jacqui Broad and I
The Winner – Pierre Jourdan. What a beautiful horse!

Greg and I put some money down on the horses and Greg won on the main race. Bravo.

It was time for the race and  DJ Detzky was doing so well…he was coming in third but then he lost steam. Poor thing. Still… he’s definitely a horse to watch out for in the future.

The gorgeous horse Pierre Jourdan won the Charity Mile, represented by The Soap Girls and R100 000 was given to the charity allocated to The Animal Anti-Cruelty Charity (I’m thrilled about this.)

The beauty about the Charity Mile is that no charity went home empty handed. My charity Khangezile Primary After Care Centre went home with R25 000 and I am just so happy for them.

We all went back by bus to the hotel, had dinner and went back to our hotel room.

I genuinely did NOT want to get out of bed, I was so comfy, but G woke me up early to shower, have breakfast and get to the Vaal River.

We spent the day with the Parkin family on the boat, in the sun and just chilled (and got a little sunburnt.)

It really was one of the best weekends!

Greg wakeboarding

Hailey and Uncle Greg

I took these photos on the way home


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