At the Charity Mile race meeting at Turffontein on Saturday Phumelela Gaming and Leisure handed over a cheque for R1,520,000 for the various Horse Care units around the country.
In a press release, the racing operator said: “Phumelela recognises the dedication from the various Horse Care units around the country, providing essential healthcare and nutrition to horses in local communities.
“We hope that this funding will help the units carry out their ongoing good work of taking care of horses in local communities. We care and will continue to assist where we can,” said Andreas Heide, COO Phumelela Gaming.
“The Highveld Horse Care Unit (HHCU) based in Randvaal became official in 1991. Bev Seabourne-Bauer now manages the HHCU which has grown to become the largest equine welfare organisation in the Southern hemisphere. Its work includes carrying out vaccinations, de-worming and improving the overall health of horses in townships and rural communities.”