2023 Cape Town Met
The most prestigious horse racing event in South Africa is upon us. On 28 January 2023 the best horses and jockeys from all over the world will compete at the 2023 Cape Town Met at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town.
The Cape Town Met is known for its fast-paced action and high stakes, making it a thrilling event for both horse racing enthusiasts and casual spectators alike. The event features a variety of races, including the main event, the Met Handicap, which is a Grade 1 race run over 2000m. This race is considered one of the most challenging as well as competitive in the country, with horses and jockeys vying for the coveted title and prize money.
So let’s have a look at this year’s 2023 Cape Town Met in more detail. Below we cover everything from the final field to betting offers to theme.
WSB Cape Town Met Final Field
The final field of this year’s Cape Town Met has just been announced. The question is therefore which horse will cross the line first. Last year’s champion Kommetdieding and 18 other horses line up at the 161st renewal.
Kommetdieding will again be ridden by Gavin Lorena and comes out of Gate 6. Last year’s second Jet Dark and third placed Linebacker come out of gates 4 and 16. Bookies favourites are currently Jet Dark as well as Make It Snappy but this year’s L’Ormarins King’s Plate winner Al Muthana shouldn’t be underestimated.
|1||Golden Ducat||25/1||C Soumillon|
|2||Make It Snappy||7/2||K de Melo|
|4||Jet Dark||9/2||R Fourie|
|5||Sparkling Water||6/1||S Khumalo|
|7||Universal||14/1||JP v’d Merwe|
|8||Do It Again||25/1||B Fayd’Herbe|
|11||Waterberry Lane||75/1||R Danielson|
|12||Al Muthana||16/1||P Strydom|
|14||Cousin Casey||6/1||G van Niekerk|
|15||Rain In Holland||75/1||C Habib|
|18||Gem King||100/1||G Wright|
|19||Pomp and Power||50/1||K Matsunyane|
The WSB Cape Met 2023 has an overall purse of R5 million but the main race alone has a R2 million purse. The race winner takes home R1 187 500 while the runners-up receive the following prize money:
- 2nd place: R380 000
- 3rd place: R190 000
- 4th place: R95 000
- 5th place: R47 500
All eyes are obviously on the main race with is scheduled as the 9th race of the day at 17:10. But the other 11 races are also definitely worth watching as well as betting on.
2023 Cape Town Met Betting Promotions
Now that we know the horses and their jockeys, let’s have a look at betting promotions. All betting sites with horse racing have dedicated offers to celebrate the 2023 Cape Town Met.
Hollywood Bets offers you the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to be live at the race but moreover a 15% deposit bonus as well as a special punters’ challenge. More details are also available in our Hollywoodbets 2023 Cape Town Met Offers article. New customers can therefore always enjoy a R25 free sign-up offer, valid on horse racing, sports as well as lucky numbers. Hence head over to Hollywoodbets to register & start betting on the 2023 Cape Town Met as well as many other sports events.
New customers to bet.co.za can benefit from an increased first deposit bonus. Use code BETWIN100 when making your first deposit of min. R50 and then you get a bigger 100% bonus up to R2,000. In addition Betcoza has just launched its “The Met best Bet” promotion. Bet R200 worth of single bets on the Cape Town Met races and you will get a R100 free bet + R20 Slots bonus. More details about the Met at Bet.co.za is also available here.
To celebrate the festival of racing the Met 2023 is going to be Fafabet offers you a 100% Match bonus. Deposit R10 to get R10 free, then back your favourite horse.
World Sports Betting
WSB as the race sponsor of course also offers you some exclusive promotions.
- Firstly, WSB customers can enjoy a 20% deposit bonus on all deposits up to R100 000, matched in free bets.
- Furthermore, you could get your hands on a share of 3 Million in cash and free bets. For your chance to win in the “Lucky 7” promotion you have to predict in the correct order the first 7 horses to cross the line in the main race. Get it right and then you can win as per below:
|Number of horses in correct order||Prize money|
|Top 7 in correct order||R2 million in cash|
|Top 6 in correct order||R750 000 in free bets|
|Top 5 in correct order||R200 000 in free bets|
|Top 4 in correct order||R50 000 in free bets|
Playabets also has a special deposit bonus on offer for Cape Town Met bettors. Make a deposit between 23 – 28 January 2023 and bet on the Cape Town Met to then receive a 15% bonus on your staked amount. In addition, bet boost are available. For details visit the Playabets promotions page.
New SA betting site Betfred offers you a Cape Town Met Giveaway. Bet R100 or more and put yourself in line to then win a share of the guaranteed R20 000 giveaway prize. 20 winners will win each R1000 in bonus funds.
We will add more 2023 Cape Town Met offers to the list as soon as they are released. So come back to this article for the most up to day promotional update.
2023 Cape Town Met Theme
In addition to the actual horse racing, the Cape Town Met also features a range of other activities and entertainment, such as live music, food and drink vendors, as well as a fashion show. The event is an opportunity for horse racing fans to come together and celebrate the sport, all while enjoying the beautiful setting of Cape Town. Since Hollywoodbets took over, going along with great improvements, Kenilworth Racecourse is an even more stunning location. The 2023 Cape Town Met’s theme is Mardi Gras. So expect a vibrant, joyous and definitely colourful party.
Enjoy the 2023 Cape Town Met
The Cape Town Met is more than just a horse racing event, it’s a celebration of the sport and the culture that surrounds it. Attendees can therefore expect an electric atmosphere. Thousands of horse racing fans come together to cheer on their favorite horses and jockeys and furthermore have a great party.
If you can’t attend the 2023 WSB Cape Town Met in person you can still follow online via Gallop TV, brought to you by Hollywoodbets. To enjoy the free streaming service you only need a valid Hollywoodbets account which you can register here quickly.
So, mark the 28 January 2023 in your calendars and enjoy an exciting day of horse racing as well as betting and overall entertainment at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town.
The below bookies are overall our recommended sites to place your 2023 WSB Cape Town Met bets: