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The annual HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes will be run at Turffontein on Saturday 16 April.

The Grade 1 race for fillies and mares over 1600m on the Standside track will be presented by the Racehorse Owners Association together with 4Racing.

The theme for this year’s Royal Race Day is “A Touch of Class with the Sport of Kings” and it will take place at Turffontein Racecourse.

With contributions from their regular supporters, the stake money for this race has been increased to R1.25 million.

Mike Wittstock, father of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, has always been an enthusiastic supporter of this event and numerous charities as well as schools from disadvantaged backgrounds in the south and east of Johannesburg, have benefitted as a result of his involvement.

An announcement will be made in due course as to which beneficiaries will be selected for the 2022 event.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the day will be impacted in terms of on course attendance and international travel by South African Sport of Kings Group based in Monaco.  This group of businessmen have been extremely generous in fund raising and they have enjoyed several visits to South Africa.

Another promotion linked to the involvement of HSH Princess Charlene, has been to encourage a dress code on the day with ladies elegantly dressed in hats or fascinators and gentlemen smartly attired.

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