This Friday, July 19th, the third edition of the Princess Charlene of Monaco – Charity Race took place on the track of the Hippodrome of Cagnes-sur-mer. 14 charities were represented by as many horses. € 50,000 in donations were distributed following the competition.
The turfists call it the Geranium Award. It runs on the racecourse of Cagnes-sur-Mer at nightfall and involves fourteen harnessed trotting teams. For fourteen Monegasque and maralpine associations, it is called the Princess Charlene Prize of Monaco – Charity Race. An initiative that allows them to receive donations, indexed on the result of a given horse. Last Wednesday, following a draw at the Yacht Club of Monaco, each of these organizations (including the Rescuers in the Sea of Menton, Refuge of Hope, the Monegasque Red Cross, Children and Future, the Prince Foundation Albert II of Monaco) learned the identity of the driver-mare tandem responsible for raising their funds.
It was Fantasia de Ligny, ridden by Stéphane Cingland, wearing the number 14, who won the race on the Hippodrome of the Côte d’Azur track. The crew was competing for the Children and Future association, created following the establishment of the Monegasque Day of the Rights of the Child, and organizer among others of the No Finish Line initiative. The thirteen other structures also raised donations from institutional partners and personalities of the Rock and the PACA region.
*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.