Met Horse Race

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Met Horse Race

Gliz & Glamour 28th January 2017

Date From:28 January 2017
Date To:28 January 2017

The haute couture equestrian event of the year is back with a new sponsor in 2017

Horse racing is as much a part of summer as are visits to the beach and poolside cocktails, and what better way to experience this sizzling season than at one of South Africa's most celebrated outdoor social, fashion and sporting events of the year. That's right, The Met (previously known as the J&B Met) will, for the 40th time, merge equestrian prowess with high fashion at the  Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on Saturday, 28 January 2017.

This year, a breath of fresh air has been added to the event with a brand new sponsor coming on board. After all, while tradition and equestrian pageantry may constitute the core of the historical horse race, The Met is just as much about fresh haute couture that challenges conventions and celebrates bold attitudes. Or, more simply, it's about decadence, debauchery and 'who' you're wearing.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2017 MET AT THE KENILWORTH RACECOURSE

EQUESTRIAN EVENT OF THE SEASON: Billed as South Africa's most prestigious horse racing event, The Met offers equestrian enthusiasts the opportunity to see the country's finest thoroughbreds test their mettle in 12 nail-biting races, the best of the lot competing for a stake of R2.5 million in the main event. Bid on buxom chestnuts or strapping dapple greys and schmooze with the rich and famous in the summer sun.

GLITZ, GLAMOUR AND GALLOPING: Apart from witnessing the fine specimens on the track gallop to the finishing line, regular Joes can rub shoulders with the movers and shakers of the horse racing industry at this esteemed sporting event. What's more, this summertime favourite also sees high-profile celebrities come out of the shadows to enjoy a day of fun and fashion in the Cape Town sun; spot your favourite soap star, presenter or fashionista!

THE MOST ELEGANT COUPLE: Dress differently and take part in the annual highlight, the Most Elegant Couple  competition. This much-anticipated contest is, aside from the elegant horses, the highlight of the day. Entrants with quirky, theme-related and uber glamourous outfits parade their race-day wear while the judges deliberate on which pair will be the most elegant of them all.

FOOD, DRINKS & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: The event will set up a Public Village on the winning straight of the racecourse. This open-to-the-public arena will host food trucks, public bar facilities, ample seating and shade. What's more, this general access zone will also have entertainment on the bill, with one of Cape Town's biggest radio stations on site and one of South Africa's leading bands as the main act. 

 

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