Style ahead of the field at the Sun Met 2018

At a glitzy event launch, ‘Style ahead of the Field’ was announced as the theme for the 134th edition of the Sun Met, celebrated with G.H. Mumm.
Style ahead of the field at the Sun Met 2018

The Grand Africa Café and Beach in Cape Town was transformed into the place to be, as fashion, celebs, influencers, media and sponsors all got together to celebrate the perfect launch for the 2018 Sun Met celebrated with G.H. Mumm – Africa’s Richest Race Day.

Rob Collins, Group Strategy and Operations Officer at Sun International, officially announced that the vibrant social mix of the fashionable and the famous will have to dress to be ‘Ahead of the Field’ at next year’s Sun Met.

“Style ahead of the Field’ is designed to inspire achievement, to set the trend, to be daring and bold and to rise in style,” he said.

On 27 January 2018, the Kenilworth Racecourse will be turned into Cape Town’s very own catwalk when ‘Style ahead of the Field’ encourages all race-goers to come dressed ‘Afro-Chic’ in vibrant colours and prints, as well as beautiful, intricate fabric designs that immediately evoke ‘Africa’. This intriguing theme will be achieved by the mixing of genres, where trendy modern attire is infused with the inspiration of Africa.

Style ahead of the field at the Sun Met 2018

There will be 12 thrilling horse races 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 2018 Sun Met Main Race.

The Sun Met celebrated with G.H. Mumm guarantees the finest in Africa’s rich horse-racing heritage, stylish fashion and entertainment and is sure to kick off the Cape’s 2018 social calendar on a high note.

Style ahead of the field at the Sun Met 2018

Tickets to the Sun Met will be on sale through TicketPro from 19 October. This will include hospitality and general access tickets for the public. All general access tickets will automatically grant entry to the Official Sun Met After-Party including two R50 betting vouchers from Phumelela and Sun Bet.

Visit for more information and click here for the Sun Met 2018 official teaser video.


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