Join the elite of South African horseracing at the 157th L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – a celebration of art, passion & equestrian excellence, set to be South Africa’s biggest horse racing festival.
Date : Friday, 5th – Saturday, 6th January 2018
Venue : Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town
Time : Friday, 5th from 11:00 – 17:30, Saturday, 6th from 11:00 – 23:00
The Cape’s premier horse-racing and social calendar event, The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, will be hosting their second year of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival weekend at Kenilworth Racecourse.
Guaranteeing a magnificent start to the year’s social calendar, the exciting two-day affair will make this South Africa’s biggest horse racing festival with an unparalleled race card of 18 races.
As is tradition, the running of the Grade 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate will take place on Saturday with racing enthusiasts and socialites from all corners of the globe expected to watch South Africa’s finest thoroughbreds compete for the R1,5 million purse.
Listed by The Telegraph in the United Kingdom in 2014 as one of the top five race days in the world, LQP is ranked alongside other illustrious races, including the likes of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Paris), Breeder’s Cup (California), Melbourne Cup and Dubai World Cup.