J&B Met noise complaints addressed

Smart Call, 2016 J&B Met winner (Facebook)
Smart Call, 2016 J&B Met winner (Facebook)

Cape Town - Kenilworth Racing have reacted swiftly to complaints the music had been too loud after the main race in some sections of the racecourse on J&B Met day (Saturday, January 30) thereby affecting the demeanour of some of the horses as they made their way down to the start.

The noise issue was raised by top bloodstock and Grade 1-winning owner, John Freeman of the Sporting Post Facebook page.

The racing operator said the safety of horse and rider was of overriding importance at all times on any given raceday and security measures would be put in place to ensure control. 

They apologised to connections of horses who might have been affected.

The Met attracts a social crowd who are there for both the racing and the party, so a balance must be found whereby both tastes can be satisfied.

However, the racing operator said it had never been their intention to compromise the safety of horse and rider in achieving this balance.

Therefore they were concerned to hear of the complaints and have treated it with high importance.

Measures to prevent a repeat will be part of the planning for all future J&B Met days.

The J&B Met was up 15% on attendance year on year and achieved an all new record for oncourse tote turnover.

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