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Phumelela is delighted to announce that Allied Steelrode have been confirmed as the new sponsor of the Charity Mile. This important Grade 2 event, to be run over 1600m at Turffontein on Saturday 30 October, will be known as the Allied Steelrode – OnamissionMile.

On the back of this exciting new sponsorship, the stake of this year’s race has been increased from R400,000 to R800,000.

First entries for the Grade 2 Allied Steelrode – OnamissionMile close at 11am on Monday 18 October.

“We are extremely grateful to Allied Steelrode for coming on board as the new sponsors of this popular spring feature event.  This is extremely good news for owners, trainers, jockeys and grooms alike and is a positive boost during what has been a challenging time for everybody in the sport.

“It should be a cracking day’s racing with a 10-race card headed by the Allied Steelrode OnamissionMile (Gr2) and five other feature races.

“It will also be the first meeting back on the Standside track following its annual spring treatment,” said Phumelela Racing Executive Patrick Davis.

Allied Steelrode (Pty) Ltd, is a world class service centre, providing de-coiling, slitting, plasma cutting, rollforming and pressing, providing quality and precision steel products. The company boasts unparalleled turn around times and has always led the way in innovations and latest technologies.

“I’ve loved horseracing for as long as I can remember,” said Warne Rippon, Allied Steelrode Executive Director. “This feels like the fulfilment of a lifelong dream – combining my passion for the races and our business together.

“I think we’re on a winning streak.”

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