South Africa’s premier horseracing and summer social calendar event, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP), has been listed as one of the world’s top five race days by The Telegraph in Great Britain, ranking it alongside the illustrious likes of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Paris), Breeder’s Cup (California), Melbourne Cup and Dubai World Cup.
Described by The Telegraph as “a day of top racing and people watching [and] a glam, sunbronzed crowd”, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate will also feature an exchange with England’s iconic Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Stakes when it returns to Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, for its 154th running on 10 January, 2015. The day’s other internationally recognised race is The Breeder’s Cup qualifier.
Trackside activities will include exceptional L’Ormarins wine and culinary creations and world-class after-party entertainment including headline international acts, enjoyed in the luxury of various exclusive areas. This in addition to the event’s traditional blue and white Best Dressed and Best Hat competitions, with the winner of the latter to be flown to England for a week next year to attend the legendary Glorious Goodwood, set to feature The LQP Stakes.