Anthonij Rupert




    Tickets for the 2020 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival, hosted at Kenilworth Racecourse on Friday, 10th and Saturday 11th January 2020, are officially on sale through Computicket. L’Ormarins has been the proud host of South Africa’s premier weight-for-age mile since 2006 and their passion and enthusiasm has seen it grow from a one-day event into a sumptuous two-day racing festival. The classic blue and white theme is complemented by the best in local wine and cuisine, great entertainment and 18 high-class races spread across the two-day card, rightly making it voted one of the best racing experiences in the world.

    The 2020 LQP Festival officially gets under way at midday on Friday, 10th January 2020with L’Ormarins’ elegant Garden Party. With admission restricted to 500 guests, our R500 garden party ticket whets the appetite with perfectly pleasant 8-race card set to a summery soundtrack of all day jazz, the elegant LQP Garden Party Harvest Table luncheon accompanied by Heineken Draft and L’Ormarins Brut, as well as a complimentary Style Lounge Village ticket to Saturday’s main event.

    For those who prefer the great indoors, the Somerset Room presents a formal, three course luncheon in air-conditioned comfort with elevated views of the track for R400 per person. Guests also have access to the races and a private bar with toilet and tote facilities. Saturday’s hospitality choices starts with our ever popular Style Lounge Village. A R350 entry ticket includes in-field parking and a short walk across the track gets you to the Style Lounge Village, where guests can mingle while enjoying the day’s horse racing entertainment, tote facilities, L’Ormarins Brut, fine Anthonij Rupert wines, local food concessionaires, the Franschoek Motor Museum displays and the famous L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate after party.

    Tickets to the Kenilworth Room include a three course lunch in air-conditioned comfort, panoramic views of the course and private bar, toilet and tote facilities. Your R700 ticket also includes access to the Style Lounge Village with its concession stands, the Franschhoek Motor Museum displays and entry to the after party.

    The Peninsula Jazz Room option offers exquisite views of the course set to all day live jazz. This R1,500 hospitality offering includes a three course meal with complimentary selected Anthonij Rupert wines, our fully premium-brand stocked bar, private tote and toilet facilities as well as a special LQP thank you gift for sharing the day with us. Access to the Style Lounge Village with its concession stands, Franschhoek Motor Museum displays and entry to the after party are also included.

    Our Paddock Sites are situated along the rail and with their excellent views of the finish line, remain a perennial favourite at R1,000 per head. Limited to sixteen sites, our ten-seater tables are located within an exclusive covered, wind protected area with a private bar. Each site is furnished with a picnic basket containing sliced fillet, salads, a selection of paninis and baguettes, cheese, patés, preserves and sweet treats, to be washed down with our selection of four bottles of Protea wine, ten Heinekens and a bottle of SKYY Vodka and provide an excellent day’s racing in a picnic setting. Paddock Site tickets also include entry to the Style Lounge Village facilities, Franschhoek Motor Museum displays and, of course, the evening’s after party.

    If you are looking for a prime spot to watch the day’s racing in the heart of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate buzz, but without having to forego all the added luxuries, the Stud Club is the ticket for you. Offering a ringside seat to the day’s action, our R1,300 Stud Club option secures an exclusive, secure and private area in a prime location on the rail, a beautifully dressed area with private bars, private totes, lounge areas and cocktail seating, selected complimentary Anthonij Rupert wines and Heineken, as well as a private cash bar, while a light lunch and snacks will be served. Tickets also include entrance into the Style Lounge Village facilities, Franschhoek Motor Museum displays and access to the after party.

    The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate deserves its reputation as one of the most stylish events on the Cape Town calendar. Guests are encouraged to dress elegantly blue and white and L’Ormarins will be rewarding Friday’s Best Hat and Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman with wonderful Cartier spoils, while a grand prize of a trip for two to the Qatar Glorious Goodwood Racing Festival is on offer to Saturday’s Best Dressed couple.

    Finally, as the sun sets over Kenilworth Racecourse, the Style Lounge Village entertainment marquee transforms into the official after party venue. With a host of top local DJ’s lined up to ensure you dance the night away, the 2020 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate promises to be one of Cape Town’s best parties of the summer.

    Guests are invited to park, be dropped off and collected on the in-field at Kenilworth Racecourse, off Wetton Road. There are no pedestrian entrances or drop off zones elsewhere on course and tickets will only be issued at our in-field stations. As it is an event to relax and indulge, the organisers encourage the use of available taxi services.

    “The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival is the only one of its kind in South Africa and strives to offer something for everyone, from the die-hard horse racing fan to Cape Town’s social and fashion elite. No matter where you choose to race from, guests are guaranteed to feel first class.”

    Katherine Gray, co-ordinator of LQP 2019