History of the horse + racing in SAF
Quick chronological fact sheet.
Met first run
Originally known as The Metropolitan Mile.
South African Jockey Club and South African Turf Club amalgamate
South African Jockey Club and South African Turf Club amalgamate, home at Kenilworth.
South African Derby (PE)
South African Derby (PE), Totalisator in operation for first time in October.
Summer Cup first run
Tote legalised in Cape
Green Point race course last meeting.
Durban first run
South African Jockey Club
Moved to Johannesburg.
First meeting at Milnerton in May.
Politician won twice consecutively 1978, 1979.
2007, 2008, 2009
Pocket Power won the Met 3 times consecutively 2007, 2008, 2009.
Futura won in 2015 under top weight.
Smart Call is the filly that won 2016 beating Legal Eagle.
Winner of the Sun Met Race, ridden by Greg Cheyne and trained by Brett Crawford.
Ridden by Grant van Niekerk, Oh Susanna becomes the first 3-year-old filly to win the Sun Met Race since Maid of Honour in 1888.
The Anton Marcus-jockeyed Rainbow Bridge was the deserving winner of the 2019 Sun Met.
Jockey MJ Byleveld and his horse, One World, won the 158th running of The Sun Met, outgunning international star Ryan Moore and defending champion Rainbow Bridge to the R3 million prize. It was trainer Vaughan Marshall's third Sun Met win.