Fit For A Princess

Fit For A Princess

It’s never happened before. Probably not in South Africa, certainly not in racing.

Our Guests of Honour for this year’s renewal of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup (and its attendant sale) are His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

For all those budding historians out there, remind us if the literature has a record of it ever happening before. They’re here, by the way, to present a trophy (the best in the game), which was originally donated as the Governor General’s Cup to the Johannesburg Turf Club by King George V’s sister, Princess Alice, during the Royal visit in 1922.

If you’re connected to any one of the runners in the “Cup” (or if you’re in town for the sale), it would be our personal pleasure to introduce you to our Royal visitors, as distinguished as we could imagine, at the Emperors Palace cocktail party on Thursday, as well as a dozen of the nation’s top celebrities. Give us a call if we can help. Amorette Kramer – 079 278 9449.

The catalogue for the Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Sale is available for viewing at and now includes video footage of each horses gallop that took place at Summerhill, 19 October.

2012 Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Sale
TBA Complex, Gosforth Park
Friday, 2nd November @ 17h00 Lots 1–75
Sunday, 4th November @ 14h00 Lots 76–202

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