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The Sun Met

J&B Met ©
J&B Met ©

Formerly known as the J&B Met, the Sun Met is the premier horseracing event in South Africa, with over R1.5-million in prize money on the table. It's also one of the most prestigious and anticipated events on Cape Town's social calendar, where entertainment, sophistication and glamorous fashion come together.

The Official After Party is a highly rated post-race event that continues the festivities well into the early hours. The Met attracts many of South Africa's biggest celebrities and socialites, who compete in the fashion stakes. Like many horse racing events, creative couture and glamorous hats are the order of the day.

Attendees usually get drawn into the excitement of the races, even if they're neophytes. A staggering average of 50,000 people attend the event annually, interpreting the year's fashion theme however they like.

Placing bets is very simple and easy and attendees can bet as little or as much as they want. There are numerous fancy pavilions on the grounds for VIP guests.

Venue: Kenilworth Race Course

Date: 26 January 2020

Website: www.sunmet.co.za