Saturday, 11 January 2014, will see the Kenilworth Racecourse host the oldest horse racing event in South Africa. The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, running for the 153rd time, will see South Africa’s fashionstas come out to play.
First raced in 1861, the Queen’s Plate was in honour of the British Monarch, Queen Victoria. It has gone through various name changes, with the accession of the various British Kings and Queens, reverting back to the original name in 1953, following the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II. With a keen interest in horses and racing, Queen Elizabeth has kept a keen interest in SA’s oldest racing event. Each year she is represented by the British High Commissioner, the Honourable Dr Nicola Brewer.
Apart from playing host to a number of thoroughbreds, champion race horses, come sun set, the Kenilworth Racecourse is transformed into a party scene of note. This year is no different. Local DJs, Fresh and Euphonik (F.eU), will share the stage with international UK dj, DJ Lora, in what will sure be the best party in Cape Town.
Both ladies and gentlemen are encouraged to dress the part with a blue and white theme attached. Casual wear is strictly forbidden, so no t-shirts, jeans, shorts, etc, for the gentlemen. The women are encouraged to wear hats. Prizes will be given to the best dressed male and best hat for the ladies.
Unfortunately no Under 18s are allowed. Parking will be available on the in-filed at the Race Course off Wetton Road, for guests with pre purchased tickets, with alternative parking available at the Wynberg Sports Club.
If you don’t want to struggle with parking, make use of the Rikkis Taxis, with special packages for all that will be enjoying the festivities. Simply give them a call and quote the LQP2014.
Date: Saturday, 11th January 2014
Venue: Kenilworth Race Course, Cape Town
Time: 11h00 until 23h00
Dress code: Strictly Blue and White