Cape Town Lately’s Gareth Duncan gives you some tips ahead of the 2018 Sun Met celebrated by GH Mumm hosted at the Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday, 27 January 2018.
So you’re headed to the 2018 Sun Met?
Whether you’ve been to the annual prestigious event before or will be attending it for the first time, here’s some helpful advice to ensure you make the most out of the day during its 134th edition!
DRESS UP FOR THE THEME…
While the horses will be the main focus on the day, fashion is a main feature at the glamorous event. Guests get a red carpet entrance to the Sun Met village, where everyone gets the chance to shine! Also rub shoulders with local and international celebrities and influencers, who will be sure to be wearing their top outfits of the year. Even sprinting legend Usain Bolt will be around this year (keep your eyes peeled)!
There’s a theme for the event every year, and on this occasion, it’s “Style Ahead of the Field”.
Whatever that means for you, try to translate it in your best Afro-chic fashion ensemble.
… BUT WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
If you love your feet, please take this point seriously.
While the Sun Met is one of the most glamorous events of the year, please wear shoes that are easy to walk on as there are mostly grass embankments at the venue. You will find yourself moving around on the day, socialising… so be comfortable.
Nothing funnier than watching someone try to balance on grass with heels!
ENJOY THE ENTERTAINMENT!
Every year, there’s a great entertainment line-up, especially at the after party (which has a legendary status, by the way!).
The official after party will bring race day goers live performances by DJ Kent, DJ Zinhle, Euphonik and Mi Casa in the official Sun Met celebrated with G.H.Mumm after party marquee. All ticket holders will be able to join the official after party as general access tickets automatically grant access into the after-party marquee. Other entertainment on offer in the after-party marquee will include DJs, a fashion show showcasing local and international fashion, as well as the esteemed Best Dressed competition.
SOMETHING TO EAT?
Gourmet food trucks have been the rage in recent years, and you can expect some mouth-watering food on sale at the Sun Met. If you’re hungry, you’ll be sure to find something you like among the wide range of options.
Side note: The line to the bars to get long and full. So plan accordingly.
LEARN ABOUT HORSE BETTING
While you will be focused on the fashion and socialising, the stars of the day are the horses. There will be 13 races, so try your luck and bet one your lucky number!
Do some research – find out who are the favourites and participate.
Click here to learn how to bet: http://sunmet.co.za/visitors/#betting
Last year, Whisky Baron beat favourite Legal Eagle in the main race – upsetting most betters while seeing the underdogs celebrate!
Watch The Preview To The 2018 Sun Met Below