The Sun Met




South Africa

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The Sun Met: Race Day The Classy Way.

We’ve seen a race-day in Australia, and the aftermath would make anyone blush. Picture this scene: lawns strewn with empty bottles, discarded high-heeled shoes, and piles of unconscious spectators with their dresses up over their heads. As entertaining as all that can be, you might prefer to head to The Sun Met to find out how things are done in South Africa!

Previously known as the J&B Met, the Sun Met sponsored by Mumm Champagne is a prestigious event that brings together fillies and fashion, high-flying punters and nail-biting excitement. What’s not to love?

But What Will I Wear?

Fashionistas will adore this year’s theme. It’s called “Style ahead of the Field” and encourages all Sun Met racegoers to come dressed in colours, prints and textures inspired by Africa. Don your Afro-chic attire and get ready to celebrate Africa's Richest Race Day in true style.

When you’re not admiring the parade of stylish outfits on the fields or yelling at the top of your lungs for your horse to get over the line, you’ll probably be sipping on a beverage, chomping on a canapé or collecting your winnings.

Fashion, champagne, and horses. With a trifecta like that, how could you possibly lose?

In Short:

  • Cape Town's prestigious race day of horses, entertainment and style
  • Dress to impress with the theme of ""Style ahead of the field""
  • Place your bets and take home some winnings (hopefully!)
  • Options to attend private lounge areas and official after party
Tania Braukamper
Tania Braukamper Author & Events Manager