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L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse

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L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse

Don your blue and white for one of the most high-profile highlights of the horse racing calendar!

While we may be halfway through the horse racing season in Cape Town, the much anticipated 154th L’Ormarins Queen's Plate (LQP) is the first prestigious equestrian event of 2015. And where better way to kick off the new year than at this exclusive affair that marries high fashion and high stakes at the Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday, 10 January 2015.  

Rated as one of the world’s top five horse racing events by The Telegraph in Britain, this internationally recognised and locally renowned highlight is one of the most established equestrian to-dos on the globe’s calendar.  

The illustrious competition offers up an assortment of lavish entertainment to accompany the thunder of horse hooves round the green, including haute couture challenges, a killer after party and an afternoon filled with shoulder rubbing and schmoozing.

So, aside from watching buxom chestnuts and dapple greys vie against each other for the right to run in the American Breeders’ Cup – it’s the biggest race day in the USA –attendees can look forward to lots of glamorous fun in the sun.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2015 L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE AT KENILWORTH RACECOURSE

AN ELITE AFFAIR: As one of the premier events on the January calendar, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate attracts the equestrian elite and South African celebs. So apart from watching your choice horse gallop down the track, you can spot your favourite personality strut around the green and see the who’s who of Mzansi’s socialites at this regal affair.

HORSE RACING: Enthusiasts will witness the best weight-for-age thoroughbreds and jockeys compete in 12 races during the day, with the main event rewarding its winner with a handsome purse of R1 million and a coveted trophy. And, the UK’s Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap, an internationally recognised competition that’s considered by many the most prestigious race in Europe, is back on the cards this year.

BEST DRESSED CONTEST: Apart from demanding that the nation’s most majestic beasts strut their stuff down the track, this haute couture event requires attendees to put their best fashion foot forward as well – no jeans, shorts or fancy dress is permitted. The dress code is, as always, strictly white and blue, and fashion scouts will scour the crowds for ladies and gents who exude timeless elegance in their outfits and for those sporting the best looking hat. Amazing prizes are up for grabs; for more information visit LQP.co.za.

FOOD, DRINKS, ATTRACTIONS AND THE AFTER PARTY: Of course, no day at the races is complete without yummy nosh and drinks vendors, so expect plenty of grub and social lubricant. Not to mention, attendees can check out some of the Franschhoek Motor Museum’s classic cars, which will be on display throughout the day. And, as the sun sets on an unforgettable afternoon, revellers can party into the night with top spinners DJ Princess Scilla and SA-to-UK export DJ Lora, who are billed to drop deep house beats and heady basslines for a jol of note.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR THE 2015 L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE AT KENILWORTH RACECOURSE

11am

Gates and hospitality venues open

The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Moments Competition starts

11:55am 

Race 1: Terra del Capo Work Rider’s Maiden Plate 1200m

12:30pm

Race 2: Trippi Maiden Juvenile Plate Fillies 1000m

12:45pm

Judging of Best Dressed and Best Hat starts

1:05pm 

Race 3: SKYY VODKA Maiden Plate (F&M) 1000m

1:40pm 

Race 4: Anthonij Rupert Wyne MR78 Handicap 1600m

2:15pm

Race 5: BMW Pinnacle Stakes 1000m

2:50pm

Race 6: 2015 Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap 1800m

Best Dressed and Best Hat Nominees gather for final judging

3pm 

Best Dressed and Best Hat Competition Presentation

3:25pm

Race 7: Julius Baer Politician Stakes 1800m

4pm

Race 8: Maine Chance Paddock Stakes (Grade 1) 1800m

4:40pm 

Race 9: L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 1600M

5:20pm 

Race 10: Peroni MR70 Handicap F&M 1000m

5:55pm

Race 11: Franschhoek Motor Museum Mr68 Handicap F&M 1000m

6:30pm

Race 12: Jeppe’s Reef Pinnacle Stakes 2800m

6:45pm – 8:30pm

DJ Princess Scilla

7pm 

Hospitality Closes
(the Stud Club bar will remain open to all guests in the Style Lounge Village until 9:30pm)

8:30pm – 11pm

DJ Lora

11pm 

Event Closes

TICKETS FOR 2015 L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE AT KENILWORTH RACECOURSE

Tickets are available via Computicket.com and Computicket outlets and costs are as follows:

TICKET TYPE & COST

INCLUDES:

STYLE LOUNGE TICKET:
R300p/p

Entry to the Style Lounge Village area, access to the horse race and the after party with entertainment by DJs Princess Scilla and Lora. Parking on the in-field at Kenilworth Racecourse or in the overflow area at Wynberg Sport Club. Access to wine bars, food stands, car display and tote facilities.

STUD CLUB TICKET:
R1200p/p

Access to an exclusive, secure and private area in a prime location along the track rail as well as access to private bars, private totes, lounge areas and seating. Complimentary light lunch and snacks as well as L’Ormarins wines and Peroni. On-site make-up artists offer their services for touch-ups during the day. Access to the after party in the Style Lounge and the car display. Parking on the in-field at Kenilworth Racecourse or in the overflow area at Wynberg Sport Club. Doors to the VIP Stud Club will open at 11am and close at 7pm.

THE STUD CLUB & LQP LOUNGE TICKET:
R2500p/p (minimum booking of 10)

Ticket-holders are granted access to ultra-exclusive suites and all hospitality areas as well as entry to the Stud Club. What’s more, the ticket also includes a light meal, snacks, complimentary drinks and entry to the after party.

CHEF’S TABLE TICKET:
R2500p/p

An exclusive, secure and private area in a prime location on the first floor of the Kenilworth building that is limited to 100 people

Access to an intimate dining and lounge area with private viewing deck overlooking the race track and parade ring. The price also includes a food and wine pairing experience with a top South African chef.

Entry to the Style Lounge Village and after party. Parking on the in-field at Kenilworth Racecourse or in the overflow area at Wynberg Sport Club.

PADDOCKS SITES
R6000 per package (R600 x 10 tickets)

Seating for 10 people in an exclusive, secure and private area in a prime location along the rail, near the finish line with a table. Two bottles of Protea Sauvignon Blanc, two bottles of Protea Merlot, 10 bottles of Peroni, a bottle of SKYY vodka and 10 cans of Red Bull. Easy access to bars, and food concessionaires. Entry to the Style Lounge Village and after party. Parking on the in-field at Kenilworth Racecourse or in the overflow area at Wynberg Sport Club.

The gates to the Kenilworth Racecourse open at 11am.

Do note that strictly no under-18s will be permitted to enter the venue. Attendees are required to adhere to the strict dress code and no other colours, fancy dress, open shoes, shorts or jeans will be allowed; the right of admission is reserved.

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