Eight feature races on a twelve race card at Kenilworth on Met day hosts 293 entries from eight Gauteng trainers, three East Cape conditioners, and a duo from Summerveld in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Gr1 Sun Met bumper card declares at 11h00 on Monday, with the draws for the feature being done on Tuesday.
The nationally representative assault on Kenilworth includes northern regulars Sean Tarry and Mike de Kock, with Lucky Houdalakis, Corne Spies, Joey Soma, Paul Peter and Ashley Fortune also bidding for the big money. Geoff Woodruff has a single entry – which will race out of his Milnerton satellite yard.
Gavin Smith, Alan Greeff and Yvette Bremner are set to travel from the Eastern Cape, while Dennis Drier and Frank Robinson are the two KZN hopefuls in the mix.
Saftote betting on the big day opens on Monday 27 January with an anticipated Pick 6 pool of R18 million in the offing.
IOL reports that the likes of media mogul and businesswoman Bonang Matheba as well as Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi will be at the forefront of the fashion for the big day.
Under the theme African Luxury: Visionaries, Matheba is not only the face of the event but will also bring House of BNG MCC as the official celebration partner.
“We want to pay homage to the visionaries in 2020 by affording a platform at the Sun Met where creatives of all kinds can showcase their ideas through fashion, music, and horse racing – where imagination comes to life in all aspects,” said Anthony Leeming, Sun International Chief Executive Officer.
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