Tomorrow will see crowds returning to the Kenilworth Racecourse for the 39th annual J&B Met. The theme this year is “A Rare Blend” and it promises to be as spectacular as ever with R2.5m up for grabs in the feature race.
The two favourites for the title are Legal Eagle and Futura. Legal Eagle took home an impressive win in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. Futura, who is rated only 0.50 lengths inferior to Legal Eagle, could only manage fifth as the favourite in the Queen’s Plate. But Legal Eagle’s trainer, Sean Tarry, remains cautious: “You can’t write Futura off on just one run.” Legal Eagle is 12-10 favourite to complete the fabled Queen’s Plate & Met double.
Win or lose, at the end of the day the Met is more than just a horse race; it is a truly Capetonian celebration of culture and style.