Unbelievably, 2017 marks the 156th Running of The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, which by all accounts is set to be South Africa’s biggest horse racing festival. The Cape’s premier horse-racing and social calendar event, The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, has announced that an additional day will be added to the line-up of festivities for the 2017 event, to take place on Friday & Saturday 6th– 7th January, at Kenilworth Racecourse.
Guaranteeing a magnificent start to the year’s social calendar, the exciting two-day affair will make this South Africa’s first and 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 million purse.
“2017 marks an exciting new chapter in the 156-year history of L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and we are thrilled to announce that it is becoming a two day festival which will be a much needed and successful development to the brand. Two days will also allow for local and international guests who travel to the event to enjoy two days of racing,”
-says LQP festival co-ordinator, Katherine Gray.
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. It’s time to start getting those outfits ready!