SOUTH African racing presenter Gareth Pepper, who has plied his trade in Singapore over the last year, made a brief visit home on Friday to celebrate his 30th birthday with family and friends.
With spring (and love) in the air, Gareth also flew in his girlfriend, Petra Kopaceck, who became his fiance on the night as Gareth announced their engagement.
A number of racing personalities attended the party to wish Gareth and Petra well and as expected, his dad Brett was the master of ceremonies and life of the party!
Gareth returned to Singapore on Saturday for his Sunday shift at Kranji. While his work at the Turf Club continues, he will also e pursuing other business interests away from home.