J&B Met Betting
The J&B Met is the highlight of the South African horse racing calendar, and has always been a fabulous day out. It is held on the last Saturday of January, and is a glittering spectacle that draws over fifty thousand spectators and punters. Today, remote betting means you can enjoy the festivities even if you can’t get to the track itself, and with smartphone betting you can carry on with your daily life while still staying on top of the exciting action.
History of the J&B Met
The Met was originally known as the Metropolitan Mile, and was run for the first time in 1883. It had a chequered existence in its early years, but by the 1960s it was well-established and formed part of the Big Three group of races in South Africa along with the Durban July and the Gauteng Summer Cup.
In 1978 J&B became the event’s sponsor and the fabulous J&B Met as we know it today was born. The first J&B-sponsored event is the stuff of legend; a magnificent four-year-old chestnut named Politician won the title in a thrilling display of physical prowess, and went on to do the same the following year. Since then many of the top horses in the country have taken top honours including Model Man, Empress Club and Wolf Power. You will want to keep your smartphone close by for updates – anything can and usually does happen at the Met.
J&B Met Celebrations
The Met is full of all kinds of fun, and will appeal to everyone including those who don’t usually punt. Aside from the races themselves, there are always fabulous fashions on display as local celebrities, the equestrian elite and other beautiful people vie for the title of Best Dressed. There is always an entertaining theme given for the event, and the winner is based on who does most justice to this. The award for Most Elegant Couple is also hotly contested. There is also fabulous live entertainment, and delicious food and drinks to be enjoyed throughout the day.
In spite of all the other glittering temptations, the main attraction of the day remains the thrilling horse races. The J&B Met is billed as the most prestigious equestrian event in South Africa, and it more than lives up to this. The finest thoroughbreds in the country compete against each other for the R2.5 million purse. There is plenty of nail-biting action if you are live betting on the races other than the main event as well. As the action unfolds, you will want to place more and more wagers. Luckily, this is easily done with your smartphone.
J&B Met Horse Betting
When you are conserving your wagers for the Met, you will be in the strong position of having seen the performance of horses and jockeys in the preceding Queens Plate. Many strong steeds have actually won both, and performance in the Plate races is considered a good indicator of performance in the Met races. You will have plenty of information at your fingertips and can look at horses, riders and trainers and decide whether they seem to be hitting their stride or losing their momentum. Keep up to date with all the information you can, easily accessed on a smartphone, to make the shrewdest bets possible.
J&B Met Betting Excitement
If you can’t get to the excitement of the J&B Met, get the excitement to come to you. By following the events and mobile betting on smartphone, you can hold all the thrills in the palm of your hand. A favourite with many South Africans, this annual horse racing event pulls in the crowds and offers great odds for those on the go.