Horse Racing
The Met Day races to be simulcast for betting

24/01/2020 11:16

The Hong Kong Jockey Club will simulcast for betting seven races from the Met Day meeting at Kenilworth racecourse of Cape Town in South Africa on Saturday, 1 February. (1st race 7:50pm)

Billed as the richest race meeting in Africa, the Met Day is not only the climax of South Africa’s summer horseracing season but also the most anticipated social events in town with thrilling racing and glamorous fashion on show.

Taking center stage on the day is The Met (G1 2000m) – the Cape region’s most famous middle distance contest for 3yo upwards and one of the “Big Three” races in South Africa alongside the Durban July and the Summer Cup.

The day will kick off with two valuable restricted races for 3yos, the CTS 1200 and CTS 1600, to be followed by some top quality racing including The Met and the other two Group 1s and a lead-up race for the Cape Derby.

Subject to change, the seven races to be simulcast are:

07:50 pm CTS 1200 (1200m for 3yo)
08:25 pm CTS 1600 (1600m for 3yo)
09:00 pm Politician Stakes (G3 1800m for 3yo)
09:35 pm Cape Flying Championship (G1 1000m)
10:15 pm Majorca Stakes (G1 1600m for fillies and mares)
11:10 pm The Met (G1 2000m)
11:45 pm Western Cape Stayers (G2 2800m)

Final declarations with barrier draws for the Met Day races will be available on Friday, 31 January.