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The Sun Met

Known as Africa’s Richest Race Day, the Sun Met takes place annually at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. Recognising the proud legacy and heritage of horse racing in South Africa, Sun International took over the reigns and hosted its first Sun Met as the new headline sponsor in 2017. With the goal to bring back glamour to Race Day, the Sun Met combines award-winning entertainment with world-class horse-racing and the largest purse on the African continent.

An Entertainment Extravaganza

The Sun Met has built up a reputation for delivering an unforgettable show – both on and off the track. As Cape Town’s most prestigious horse-racing event, the Sun Met features a stellar lineup of top South African DJs and musicians while Kenilworth Racecourse is transformed into a glamorous runway with local and international celebrities and A-listers. Race-day attendees can also expect themed fashion shows, a Best Dressed competition and the hottest afterparty on Cape Town’s social calendar

Place Your Bets

As the official sports-betting partner of the Sun Met, Sunbet makes it possible to bet on Race Day – either at the event or from the comfort of your couch using the mobile-friendly website. To place a bet with Sunbet, open a FICA-compliant account by submitting a copy of your ID and proof of residence before the event. You can also place your bets at Sunbet kiosks at Sun International properties including Time Square, Carnival City, Sibaya and GrandWest Casino.