Cape trainers Justin Snaith and Joey Ramsden travel to Turffontein on Saturday 13 April for the R1 million HSH Princess Charlene Gr1 Empress Club Stakes.
Oh Susanna and Fresnaye are the Cape representatives in a field of 13 declared for the prestigious contest.
Joey Ramsden is enjoying a great season and has already joined Highveld feature success with the Gimmethegreenlight filly Rose In Bloom.
Snaith won this race in 2009 with champion Dancer’s Daughter.
R1 000 000 HSH PRINCESS CHARLENE EMPRESS CLUB STAKES (Grade 1)
|1||1||Oh Susanna (AUS)||60||119||A||R Fourie||Justin Snaith|
|2||9||Fresnaye||60||110||BA||S Khumalo||Joey Ramsden|
|3||2||Cascapedia (IRE)||60||109||BA||G Lerena||Mike de Kock|
|4||10||Redberry Lane||60||107||TBA||P Strydom||Sean Tarry|
|5||3||Al Danza||60||104||A||C Maujean||Geoff Woodruff|
|6||7||Fiorella||60||102||A||C Zackey||Duncan Howells|
|7||4||Camphoratus||60||95||A||G Wright||R A Hill/S R Hill|
|8||13||Cashel Palace||60||93||T A||R Danielson||Alec Laird|
|9||8||Flying Fable||60||91||A||M V’Rensburg||M G Azzie/A A Azzie|
|10||11||Nafaayes (AUS)||57.5||107||A||W Kennedy||Mike de Kock|
|11||5||Celtic Sea||57.5||106||BA||L Hewitson||Sean Tarry|
|12||12||Ghaalla||57.5||102||A||R Simons||Mike de Kock|
|13||6||Running Brave||57.5||99||A||D L Habib||Paul Matchett|
|Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote|
Hosting the Royal Race Day at Turffontein, HSH Charlene, Princess of Monaco, will once again ensure that Gugulesizwe Primary School and Lesabe Primary School in Benoni will be the main beneficiaries, receiving a donation of R50,000 each.
The Princess launched her Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation at the Gugulesizwe Primary School grounds in 2012. She has also donated her childhood swimming medals to the school to inspire young learners who have an interest in pursuing a swimming career.
On her most recent visit to South Africa in February this year, Princess Charlene, who hails from Benoni, also visited the school, accompanied by her children, the royal four-year-old twins Princess Gabriella and hereditary Prince Jacques.
“I have taken a personal interest in the school and I will support them and do my best to make sure that the learners at the school are exposed to great sports, health and safety, so that they can build a great community around them,” she said.
A number of learners from these two schools will be hosted at Turffontein on the Royal Race Day where they will play a significant role in welcoming Princess Charlene on her arrival.
The Royal Race Day is an annual event held in honour of Princess Charlene at the Turffontein Racecourse in Johannesburg and as always it will feature a very strong charity component focusing on children.
“I look forward to attending this year’s Royal Race Day at the historic Turffontein Racecourse and, of course, continuing the support of a number of worthy causes,” she said.
“To have the horse-racing community rally behind this is quite extraordinary.
“Hopefully the day will also contribute to restoring some of the glamour back into the sport of racing.”
Learners from Park Senior Primary School, Turffontein Primary, Die Mossie Primary School, Highveld Primary and Rosettenville Primary in the Turffontein-area will also be hosted on the day, where the focus will be on family entertainment and, of course, the sport of kings.