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Picture: Arun Chadha and Warne Rippon support racing through their prolific ASSM Racing ownership syndicate and through their sponsorship of the Charity Mile (Allied Steelrode picture).  

Arun Chadha And Warne Rippon’s Allied Steelrode Sponsor Charity Mile Again

List Of Beneficiary Charities Announced

4Racing is delighted to confirm that leading global steel manufacturer Allied Steelrode On A Mission will again sponsor the annual Charity Mile at Johannesburg’s Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 29 October.

An important Grade 2 event, the Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile will be run over 1600 metres and in addition to seeing Allied Steelrode again bolstering stakes, it will also benefit 16 Johannesburg charities this year.

The Allied Steelrode sponsorship ensures stakes of R800 000 for this prestigious race – with Allied Steelrode contributing R250 000 to the stakes in addition to 4Racing’s R550 000 contribution.

As part of its generous sponsorship Allied Steelrode will also make a further R500 000 available to be shared in a pool by 16 deserving Johannesburg charities. The charities will once again draw a horse in the race and depending on the finishing position they will receive a cash donation.

This will range all the way from R200,000 for the charity whose horse wins the Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile and a minimum of no less than R20,000 for the charity whose horse finishes in last position.

“We are extremely grateful to Allied Steelrode and to its Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Arun Chadha, for agreeing to again sponsor this very important race. Mr Chadha and Mr Warne Rippon are major supporters of South African horseracing and – like Allied Steelrode – 4Racing too is on a mission to sustain and support the horseracing industry and to do good in our community. This event gives us the fantastic opportunity to both support our industry and even more importantly to contribute to incredible Johannesburg charities who really need and value the support. We are delighted therefore to again be able to stage this special event and really look forward to the Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile this year,” said Fundi Sithebe, 4Racing Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Arun Chadha said Allied Steelrode On A Mission was pleased to be associated with this very special and meaningful race on the Johannesburg horseracing calendar.

“The Charity concept resonated strongly with Allied Steelrode On A Mission and we look forward to an exciting day of racing on 29 October, but especially look forward to the opportunity to give back to the deserving charities in our communities,” said Chadha.

The Allied Steelrode On a Mission Charity Mile has a rich racing tradition, having previously been known as the November Handicap, but it also has a strong association with charity after it transformed into the Charity Mile and 4Racing is proud to continue this tradition with the valued support of Allied Steelrode On A Mission.

A highly competitive race card in the lead up to the Summer Cup will be headed by the Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile and a number of other feature races on the day.

The sponsorship of this popular Spring feature event is extremely good news for owners, trainers, jockeys and grooms alike and is a positive boost for everybody in the sport.

It is also very good news for many charities in need in Johannesburg, among them the Highveld Horse Care Unit, The Hamlet School, Angels Baby Sanctuary, Soweto Equestrian Centre and many charities doing extremely important work supporting vulnerable women and children in the community.

The list of beneficiary charities for the Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile is as follows:

Angels Baby Sanctuary – La Rochelle

Cotlands – Marshalltown

Door of Hope – Glenvista

Ekukhanyeni Early Childhood Development Centre – Ennerdale (Lenasia)

Epworth Children’s home – Germiston

Highveld Horse Care Unit

Joburg Child Welfare – Mofolo South

Little Rose Centre – Eldorado Park

San Michele Home – Home for the intellectually challenged

SARDA – SA Riding for the Disabled Association

Soweto Equestrian Centre

St Francis Care Centre – Boksburg

TAG foundation

Tembisa Child Welfare

The Hamlet School

Thusanani Children’s Foundation – Braamfontein

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