We’re proud to announce that the date of the 155th running of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) – South Africa’s premier horseracing day – has been confirmed for Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Kenilworth Racecourse, guaranteeing a magnificent start to the year’s social calendar. That’s right, best you start planning for busy January because the rich and famous aren’t exactly going to be worrying about scraping together some cash for a few bottles of bubbly in the sun.
LQP is once more set to be an exhilarating day of horse racing – the day’s 12-race card will set South Africa’s finest thoroughbreds against each other as they pursue the coveted trophy and R1 million purse.
Beyond the track, the elegance of LQP will again be exhibited by guests dressed in the LQP colours of blue and white as they mingle and enjoy world-class music, entertainment and culinary offerings across a variety of hospitality marquees including the Stud Club and Style Lounge.
As part of the Glorious Goodwood partnership with the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, the Best Dressed Lady and a partner will be flown to the United Kingdom to race at Glorious Goodwood in August 2016. The Best Dressed Lady embodies the blue-and-white tradition – demonstrated this year by winner Deborah Calmeyer.
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 the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Paris), Breeder’s Cup (California), Melbourne Cup and Dubai World Cup.