Cape Town Met welcomes back spectators

The Cape Town Met, previously the Sun Met, will welcome spectators for the first time in two years this Saturday 29 January 2022. The event, which is sponsored by the City of Cape Town, took place last year behind closed doors but will welcome spectators back this year along with all the glitz and glam.

The Kenilworth Racecourse, home to South Africa’s most prestigious horseracing for more than a century, will host around 2 000 people at its outside venue.

Only fully vaccinated guests will be allowed to attend.

‘The Cape Town Met is one of the biggest events on the social calendar and it is exciting to see it return to its glory. This premier horseracing event has been a staple on Cape Town’s event calendar for many years and is always a big hit with our residents and visitors who take part in the festivities.

‘Events of this scale are an economic driver for many sectors in Cape Town’s economy. The return of spectators to Cape Town Met is a great indication for the broader events ecosystem, which has been severely impacted by Covid-19 and the subsequent restrictions. We are looking forward to hosting the visitors for Africa’s Richest Race Day,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member Alderman JP Smith.

The Met is one of the country’s highest rated thoroughbred horse race with a grade 1 rating.

The day will comprise of 12 carded races, 5 graded races and feature 6 races.

The high stakes race will go along with all day entertainment and the high-end fashion that has become synonymous with the Cape Town Met over the years.

Racing kicks off at 12:00.

Tickets are available here.