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L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Race Course

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L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Race Course

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

The L’Ormarins Queen's Plate (LQP) is one of the most anticipated equestrian events of the summer season, and on Saturday, 11 January 2014 the exclusive affair marries high fashion and high stakes for the 153rd time at the Kenilworth Racecourse.  

Internationally recognised and locally renowned as one of the most established horse racing dos on the calendar, the illustrious competition offers up an assortment of lavish entertainment to accompany the thunder of horse hooves round the green.

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 – the LQP also treats attendees to haute couture challenges, a killer after party and an afternoon filled with shoulder rubbing and schmoozing.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE 2014 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. Anyone that’s anyone will be here.

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. Not to mention, this year’s event sees the addition of the UK’s prestigious Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Stakes, an internationally recognised competition that’s considered by many the most prestigious race in Europe.

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. 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 those sporting the best looking hat. Amazing prizes are up for grabs; for more information visit LQP.co.za.

AFTER PARTY: As the sun sets on an unforgettable afternoon, revellers can party into the night with top spinners DJ Fresh, Euphonik and SA-to-UK export DJ Lora, who are billed to drop deep house beats and heady basslines for a jol of note.

CHARITABLE CAUSE: Aside from the glitz, glamour and galloping, LQP is committed to giving back to the community. This year, the event has, once again, nominated the Montrose Foundation as its beneficiary. Founded in 2008, the organisation helps impoverished communities affected by substance abuse by hosting support programmes. In particular, its Equine Youth Development Programme endeavours to aid the rehabilitation process by creating lasting relationships between substance-addicted youths and horses.

TICKETS FOR THE 2014 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:
R250p/p

Entry to the Style Lounge Village area, access to the horse race and the after party with entertainment by DJs Fresh, Euphonik 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 and tote facilities.

VIP 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 L’Ormarins wines and Peroni until 6pm. On-site make-up artists offer their services for touch-ups during the day. Access to the after party in the Style Lounge. 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 noon and close at 8pm.

THE JOCKEY CLUB TICKET:
R2500p/p

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

THE DRAKENSTEIN LUNCHEON TICKET:
R2500p/p SOLD OUT!

An exclusive, secure and private area in a prime location on the first floor of the Kenilworth building that is limited to 300 people

Access to an intimate dining and lounge area with private viewing deck overlooking the race track and parade ring. A glass of L’Ormarins MCC on arrival; complimentary L’Ormarins Wine, Peroni and selected spirits throughout the day; and a three-course meal. Air-conditioned room with private bathrooms, tote and bar facilities. A dedicated waiter service and security.

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.

STANDARD PICNIC BASKET
R3000 per table (can feed up to 20)

  • Dried mango cheeks
  • Beef biltong snap sticks
  • Penne pasta salad with roasted vine and cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and fresh herbs, all tossed in homemade basil pesto
  • Chicken schnitzel wrap with fresh avocado slivers, cucumber ribbons, grated parmesan and aioli
  • Wedge of creamy gorgonzola with fruity crostinis and caramalized onion marmalade
  • Fresh Cape grapes
  • Mini apple crumble pies with fresh whipped cream

LUXURY PICNIC BASKET
R5000 per table (can feed up to 20)

  • Pistachio nuts
  • Exotic mushroom tapenade with home-baked sea salted breadsticks
  • Individual Provencal tart
  • Chopped chicken Caesar salad
  • Beef fillet tagliata topped with cherry tomato, red onion, sundried tomato and spring onion relish and baby herbs, served with a mustard sauce and ciabatta bruschetta
  • Duo of Cape cheeses with homemade fig preserve and crisp savoury toasts
  • Fresh strawberries and whipped vanilla-scented cream
  • Homemade fudge bites
  • Petite key lime pies

STANDARD PICNIC SUITE
R12, 000 per package (R600 x 20 tickets)

Seating for 20 people in an exclusive, secure and private area in a prime location along the rail, near the finish line with a table, two umbrellas and glasses. Two bottles of L’Ormarins red and white wine, 20 cans of Scheckter’s Organic Energy Drink, 20 bottles of Peroni and a dedicated waiter service and security. 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.

LUXURY PICNIC SUITE
R15, 000 per package (R750 x 20 tickets)

A decorated picnic suite with flowers, serving counters and bar units with seating for 20 people in an exclusive, secure and private area in a prime location along the rail, near the finish line. The area boasts bench sets and bar stools, two umbrellas, glasses, plates and cutlery as well as three bottles each of L’Ormarins red and white wine, 20 cans of Scheckter’s Organic Energy Drink, a bottle of vodka and 20 bottles of Peroni. The suite comes with a dedicated waiter service and security as well as 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.

 

ABOUT THE KENILWORTH RACECOURSE IN CAPE TOWN

A historic patch of land in the centre of the hustle and bustle of the suburbs, the Kenilworth Racecourse is a seasonal wetland and home to the best preserved area of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos in the world. Undisturbed for more than 100 years, the 52-hectare nature reserve hosts hundreds of fauna species; at least 20 species are listed as endangered. Besides the endemic species, there are two plants listed as extinct in the wild that have been introduced to the area for conservation. What’s more, the reserve supports a small but healthy community of reptiles, birds and small mammals, including the critically endangered Micro Frog and Cape Platanna frog.

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