South Africa has its very own horseracing Triple Crown – the Vodacom Durban July, the Summer Cup, and the J&B Met – and each event is lavishly sprinkled with high society, exquisite fashion, grand entertainment and exhilarating races where the finest thoroughbreds go head-to-head to claim first prize. On 29 January, 2011, Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town will open its gates to more than 50,000 race and fashion enthusiasts, and the coveted racing season will kick off with the J&B Met.
It’s going to be a rather grand affair – or should we say “large”? ‘Massive Outfits’, ‘Oversized Accessories’ and ‘Gigantic Personalities’ define the theme for SA’s favourite social event. It’s the perfect definition of what the J&B Met is all about: vibrant, excessive, intense, a thrill-seeker’s dream, the playground of the rich and famous, and a field of thundering hooves that will either make or break a winner.
17 horses will be competing in this year’s race, including Pocket Power. All eyes will be on this magnificent athlete, arguably the greatest racer next to Politician. He’s already won the J&B Met three consecutive times, and all are betting on whether he can do it again.
With this year’s fashion theme focusing on ‘Larger Than Life’, one can expect imaginations to run wild with grand designs, large hairstyles, huge shoes, bangles, dresses, and much more. Accompanying this is the J&B Met Most Elegant Couple competition, which has become extremely popular among fashion-savvy couples on the day. The prizes for the competition are nothing short of extravagant and include travel vouchers worth R25,000, L’Oreal Paris beauty hampers and vouchers, Police sunglasses, matching His and her Gucci watches valued at R7,500, and more. The Best Themed Couple will win a two-night intimate Kruger Safari for two at Tinga Private Game Lodge, which includes luxury accommodation and all the perks, valued at R32,000!
Event organisers haven’t played coy when it comes to the many hospitality venues surrounding the track. The 4 main Pavilions – Infield, Classic, Contemporary and Paddock – offer various function packages to make the day for your company or guests more enjoyable, including bar services, a smorgasbord of the finest cuisine, exquisite décor, personalised service, and everything you need to make it a big day out.
To round it off there’s the J&B Met official after party. Kenilworth will continue the festivities from a big day to a seriously larger than life night. With the country’s hottest DJ’s, a mega dance floor and state of the lighting, sound and staging rigs, it will be the party to dwarf all parties!
The J&B Met is coming soon and should not be missed. For more information on how to immerse yourself in the ‘Larger Than Life’ experience, click on the sites listed below… and start a party!
Betting site: www.tabgold.co.za,
Betting email: [email protected]
Betting tel: 021 700 1621