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.