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Betting

Want to bet on your lucky horse? Click here for more info on betting.


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Theme

The theme for the 2018 Sun Met is Style Ahead of the Field.


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Race Day

On the hour, every hour catch all the horse-racing action in 13 thrilling races.


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Getting Around

Never been to Kenilworth Racecourse? Find your way around with our easy-to-read map.

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ATMs

FNB ATM situated on the ground floor at the entrance to the main building. There will be mobile ATMs on the day. You can receive more information from Circa Operations.

Medical Facilities

A fully trained medical team will be on standby in the event of any emergencies an hour before the gates open. You can receive more information from Circa Operations.

Bet Types

WIN

Bet a horse to WIN.

PLACE

Bet a horse to finish in the placings. The number of horses qualifying for PLACE payouts depends on the number of runners

RunnersPlace
5 or less:No place betting
6 to 7:First, second
8 to 15:First, second, third
16 or more:First, second, third, fourth

EACHWAY

Combines a Win and Place bet. You collect the Win and Place payouts if the horse bet on finishes FIRST. You get the Place payout if the horse finishes SECOND or THIRD (the number of PLACE payouts varies according to the number of runners, see above). The same amount is always bet for the Win and the Place.

ALL TO COME

This is your chance to win big for a small amount. The bet enables Win or Place bets on horses in different races at the SAME race meeting to be combined into one accumulative bet.

SWINGER

A great bet! Pick 2 horses in a race and couple them in a Swinger. You win if the 2 horses chosen fill 2 of the first 3 places. There are 3 winning combinations 1st & 2nd (or 2nd & 1st); 1st& 3rd (or 3rd & 1st); 2nd & 3rd (or 3rd & 2nd). No payout 3rd & 3rd if dead heat for THIRD.

EXACTA

Bet on the horses to finish FIRST and SECOND in the exact order. Bet 3 different ways:

Single:Choose 1 horse for FIRST and 1 horse for SECOND.
Perm:Choose any number of horses for FIRST and for SECOND.
Box:Choose 2 or more horses. You collect if the horses chosen include the FIRST and SECOND finishers.

DOUBLE

Choose the winners of the 2 consecutive races that comprise the Double (the first of the 2 races in a Double is termed Leg 1; the second is Leg 2).
A Double can be taken on all consecutive races

i.e. Races 1 & 2; 2 & 3; 3 & 4 etc.

TRIFECTA

Bet on the horses to finish FIRST, SECOND and THIRD in the exact order.

QUARTET

Bet on the horses to finish FIRST, SECOND, THIRD and FOURTH in the exact order.
There are 4 different ways to bet the Trifecta & Quartet: Single, Multi, Float (Rove) & Box.
A popular Trifecta option is Multi, choosing one horse for FIRST with three or more other horses for SECOND and THIRD.

PICK 3

Choose the winners of any 3 consecutive races. One horse or more can be chosen in each of the three races.
Fractional betting may not be used.

BIPOT

Choose a horse, or horses, to finish FIRST or SECOND in each of the 6 races that comprise the BiPot (Legs 1 to 6). You can win the bet many times.
Example: You choose one horse in each of Legs 1 to 4 and two horses in each of Legs 5, 6 and 7. If all choices finish in the first 2, payout is won eight times
(1x1x1x1x2x2x2 = 8).

PLACE ACCUMULATOR

Choose a horse, or horses, to finish FIRST, SECOND or THIRD in each of the 7 races that comprise the Place Accumulator (Legs 1 to 7). You can win the bet many times.
Example: You choose one horse in each of Legs 1 to 4 and two horses in each of Legs 5, 6 and 7. If all choices finish in the first 3, payout is won eight times
(1x1x1x1x2x2x2 =8).

JACKPOT

Choose the winners of all 4 races that comprise the Jackpot (Legs 1 to 4). One horse or more can be chosen in each of the 4 races.

PICK 6

Choose the winners of all 6 races that comprise the Pick 6 (Legs 1 to 6) and you can win a fortune!
One horse or more can be chosen in each of the 6 races.

Race Day

Expect 13 thrilling horse races on Race Day and, as a first, a R1-million bonus prize will be awarded to the horse that is able to win both the 2017 Sansui Summer Cup and the 2018 Sun Met Main Race.

Race Number Distance Time Race Name
Race 1 1400m 11h50 South African Hall Of Fame powered by Samsung MR 84 Handicap (F&M)
Race 2 1000m 12h25 Tattersalls Summer Juvenile Stakes  
Race 3 1200m 13h05 KUDA Sprint
Race 4 1200m 13h45 CTS 1200
Race 5 1600m 14h25 CTS 1600
Race 6 1000m 15h00 Betting World Cape Flying Championship (Gr1)
Race 7 2000m 15h35 Investec Cape Derby (Gr1)
Race 8 1600m 16h15 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes (Gr1)
Race 9 2000m 17h15 Sun Met Celebrated with G.H. Mumm (Gr1)
Race 10 2800m 17h50 Heineken Cape Stayers (Gr2)
Race 11 1400m 18h20 Cell C MR 80 Handicap
Race 12 1200m 18h50 Mumm Bolt MR 86 Handicap
Race 13 1200m 19h20 TAB FM 80 Handicap(F&M)