If SA had an honours list — similar to the Queen’s awards in the UK at New Year — Bob Yearham would probably already be a recipient. The COO of Peermont Emperors Palace, Yearham has been at the forefront of raising money for charities for many years. Not only through his hotel functions, but also through his involvement with one of his passions horse racing. Yearham, who began his career with Ladbrokes in the UK in 1979, can now boast close to four decades of working in the gaming industry. On Wednesday Yearham oversaw the draw for one of SA’s most popular races - the Peermont Emperors Charity Mile — scheduled for Turffontein on November 3. "This has become a foundation event for us, we put our heart and soul into this race. The money goes to great causes," said Yearham. The Charity Mile pares 16 horses with a celebrity with 16 charities all benefiting. The charity drawn with the winning horse receives R150,000 and the runner-up R100,000. Several top trainers — including Sean Tarry ...

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