GAVIN Lerena is back from injury in time to ride Buffalo Bill Cody in the R1-million Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday 2 November.

The final field was announced on Tuesday but the job of the draws, and putting the horses together with the charities and their celebrities will take place at a function at Emperors Palace on Wednesday.

This is a wonderful opportunity for 16 chosen charities to share in R1 million, the amount received depending on where their horses finishes in the race.  

This looks to be one of the best fields seen in quite a while in this race and it is headed up by Buffalo Bill Cody, who is unbeaten over the distance, three of which have been on this Standside course. He will carry top weight of 60kg and will be reunited with Lerena who has notched up two wins on this Irish-bred son of Redoute’s Choice.

De Kock has three other runners in the 16-horse field and they all have decent chances. Anton Marcus will be riding Barahin, Callan Murray on Cascapedia and Muzi Yeni aboard Noble Secret.

Champion trainer Sean Tarry also has four runners as well as another reserve runner. Raymond Danielson will be riding last year’s Gauteng Summer Cup winner Tilbury Fort while Piere Strydom will ride nicely weighted Zillzaal, who was a very impressive winner of his first run after being gelded. Tarry also saddles talented filly In The Dance and Pilou.

Camphoratus from the Robbie and Shannon Hill stable is back at Turffontein. She caused an upset when winning the Grade 1 Empress Club Stakes over this course and distance and then backed it up with a great run in the Durban July, finishing just 2.90 lengths behind Do It Again.

Candice Dawson has two decent contenders in Infamous Fox and Approach Control while Geoff Woodruff runs the always reliable Zouaves.

The Rugby World Cup final will be also be played 2 November as well and rugby fans can come early, spend some time at the Joburg Beer Festival. For just R80 you can watch the match live on the big screen with a complimentary Heineken in hand and an abundance of entertainment throughout the day – from Oompa bands and Irish dancing and of course, to live horseracing.

There are competitions, giveaways and prizes galore up for grabs, ensuring that you have multiple chances to win, provided lady luck is on your side. With not one, but two ‘happy hours’, beer pong and drinks specials throughout the day, along with a variety of food vendors, your catering needs will be cared for so you won’t need to leave your seat in front of the big screen.

Kiddies entertainment will also be provided, so, if they make it through to the final, wear your green and gold in support of the Springboks and join in on a day jam-packed with festivities and live entertainment for the whole family (Please note that no under 18s are allowed in the beer fest area, however).

Gates open at 10h00 and entrance on to the race course is free. The Rugby World Cup final starts at 11am and the first race is off at 12.45pm.

Final field with draws for the R1-million Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Grade 2) over 1600m on the Turffontein Standside track on Saturday 2 November.

1 – 12 BUFFALO BILL CODY (M F De Kock) G Lerena 60.0 – 125

2 – 4 BARAHIN (M F De Kock) A Marcus 58.5 – 122

3 – 6 INFAMOUS FOX (C Dawson) M Byleveld 58.5 – 122

4 – 18 ZOUAVES (G V Woodruff) M V’Rensburg 57.0 – 119

5 – 14 CAMPHORATUS (R/S Hill) G Wright 56.5 – 118

6 – 8 TILBURY FORT (S G Tarry) R Danielson 56.5 – 118

7 – 5 CASCAPEDIA (M F De Kock) C Murray 56.0 – 117

8 – 3 CHIJMES (G M Alexander) D Schwarz 56.0 – 117

9 – 1 DIVINE ODYSSEY (J J van Vuuren) C Maujean 56.0 – 117

10 – 15 MARCHINGONTOGETHER (G H Van Zyl) W Kennedy 55.5 – 116

11 – 19 NOBLE SECRET (M F De Kock) M Yeni 54.5 – 114

12 – 7 ZILLZAAL (S G Tarry) P Strydom 54.5 – 114

13 – 11 IN THE DANCE (S G Tarry) …………… 53.0 – 111

14 – 9 PILOU (S G Tarry) …………… 52.0 – 109

15 – 10 APPROACH CONTROL (C Dawson) S Khumalo 52.0 – 108

16 – 2 TRISTFUL (A J Rivalland) S Veale 52.0 – 108

Reserve Runners

17 – 17 FLYING WINGER (A G Laird) Reserve 1 52.0 – 105

18 – 13 DOOSRA (J J van Vuuren) Reserve 2 52.0 – 109

19 – 16 TIERRA DEL FUEGO (S G Tarry) Reserve 3 52.0 – 103

Same Trainer: (1,2,7,11) (3,15) (6,12,13,14,19) (9,18)

Final field for the R1-million Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Grade 2) over 1600m on the Turffontein Standside track on Saturday 2 November.

1 – 0 BUFFALO BILL CODY (M F De Kock) G Lerena 60.0 – 125

2 – 0 BARAHIN (M F De Kock) A Marcus 58.5 – 122

3 – 0 INFAMOUS FOX (C Dawson) M Byleveld 58.5 – 122

4 – 0 ZOUAVES (G V Woodruff) M V’Rensburg 57.0 – 119

5 – 0 CAMPHORATUS (R/S Hill) G Wright 56.5 – 118

6 – 0 TILBURY FORT (S G Tarry) R Danielson 56.5 – 118

7 – 0 CASCAPEDIA (M F De Kock) C Murray 56.0 – 117

8 – 0 CHIJMES (G M Alexander) D Schwarz 56.0 – 117

9 – 0 DIVINE ODYSSEY (J J van Vuuren) C Maujean 56.0 – 117

10 – 0 MARCHINGONTOGETHER (G H Van Zyl) W Kennedy 55.5 – 116

11 – 0 NOBLE SECRET (M F De Kock) M Yeni 54.5 – 114

12 – 0 ZILLZAAL (S G Tarry) P Strydom 54.5 – 114

13 – 0 IN THE DANCE (S G Tarry) …………… 53.0 – 111

14 – 0 PILOU (S G Tarry) …………… 52.0 – 109

15 – 0 APPROACH CONTROL (C Dawson) S Khumalo 52.0 – 108

16 – 0 TRISTFUL (A J Rivalland) S Veale 52.0 – 108

Reserve Runners

17 – 0 FLYING WINGER (A G Laird) Reserve 1 52.0 – 105

18 – 0 DOOSRA (J J van Vuuren) Reserve 2 52.0 – 109

19 – 0 TIERRA DEL FUEGO (S G Tarry) Reserve 3 52.0 – 103

Same Trainer: (1,2,7,11) (3,15) (6,12,13,14,19) (9,18)

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