Think smart at the Met
Planning on a day at the races? Here’s nine tips to make Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town a full-day party on February 1.
A general access ticket goes for R200 and gives you access to all public areas and the official after party. You can buy them from Ticketpro and outlets around Cape Town.
If you’re looking for something a little more exclusive, Circa has hospitality packages starting from R2 000 per person. You’ll have lofty surroundings from which to enjoy the action, complimentary food and drinks, access to the after party and much more.
2. Who’s bringing the bubbly?
A day at the race isn’t complete without bubbly. House of BNG is the official celebration partner for The Sun Met 2020 and the house’s two variants, Brut and
Brut Rosé, will be filling every flute, tulip and coupe at Kenilworth Racecourse.
3. The horse racing
If you will be placing a bet, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the draw, as many believe it can have a significant impact on the outcome.
Many pundits argue that horses that land in the inside stalls will be in the best position.
That being said, it’s not guaranteed. Many factors can affect the outcome of the race, including the starting position, the condition of the track and the size of the field. But just to be safe, pay attention to the barrier draw.
The Sun Met is not called Africa’s richest race for nothing, with the primary race offering a R3 million prize.
4. Dress code
The theme for The Sun Met 2020 is “African Luxury:
All racegoers should feel inspired by their inner vision, creativity and innovation and arrive ready to transform Africa’s richest race day into a harmony of visionary imagination.
Still clueless about what to wear?
Take inspiration from the official The Sun Met 2020 campaign, with visionaries Bonang Matheba and reigning Miss South Africa Zozi Thunzi, who’ve been styled by Palesa Mokubung.
5. The entertainment
The fantastic entertainment on offer is as thrilling as the horse racing. Leading the pack is Africa is
not a jungle, which showcases the finest SA talent including DJ Black Coffee, Euphonik and Da Capo. Sama-winner Holly Rey will also be on the bill, along with choreographer and DJ Courtnae Paul.
HeartFM DJs Tyrone Paulsen, Codax and Vernon Carver will be on the decks throughout the day.