WIN L'Ormarins Queen's Plate tickets
The Cape’s most prestigious
horse racing event and premier calendar destination, the L’Ormarins Queen’s
Plate, will hold its 153rd running on January 11, 2014, at Kenilworth
racecourse with tickets on sale at Computicket from October 30.
One of Cape society’s hot tickets, guests are
urged to make their purchases early as the 153rd running of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate features a glittering array of glamorous new additions.
For the first time ever, the L’Ormarins Queen’s
Plate 2014 will feature 12 races as opposed to 10, with two prominent
international races on the card.
England’s most revered racecourse, Goodwood, will run its Peninsula Stakes as the
second internationally-recognised race on the card along with the L’Ormarins Queen’s
Plate, the only
horserace in South Africa which grants its winner automatic entry to the
Breeders’ Cup, the world’s biggest race-day held annually in the USA.
With a winner’s purse of R1 million, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is South
Africa’s most prestigious weight-for-age race and sees the best 16
thoroughbreds in the country run according to their merit ratings.
Alongside the track, the unsurpassed elegance
of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate will manifest in an array of race-day fashions
in the event’s signature blue and white dress theme with world-class
entertainment and a variety of hospitality and culinary offerings making this
the ideal setting for a day at the races.
As the perfect hat is always an essential
compliment to a flawless outfit, Little Hattery will be sponsoring vouchers for
every ticket purchased for L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2014. This entitles each
ticket holder to book a consultation with a sales representative from Little
Hattery, who will in turn provide assistance in finding a seemly hat for the
Once more, those in attendance can expect the
annual highlights of the Best Dressed and Best Hat competitions, and L’Ormarins
Queen’s Plate 2014 will present the first ever Best Dressed Man competition to
acknowledge the most stylish gentleman of the day.
A variety of ticket options are available,
starting with the premier Jockey Club ticket, valued at R2 500, which enables access
to ultra-exclusive suites and all hospitality areas, a three-course seated
meal, complimentary drinks, entrance to the Jockey Club and the illustrious
after party featuring top international acts and first-rate entertainment.
The Stud Club ticket, valued at R1 200,
includes entrance to the most popular hospitality marquee, featuring private
bars and lounge areas, with a complimentary light lunch, L’Ormarins wines and
Peroni beer served until 18:00. This ticket also includes on-site makeup
artists for touch-ups during the day, and entrance into the Style Lounge
Village and exclusive after party.
The Style Lounge ticket option, valued at R250,
grants access into the Style Lounge Village, access to the horse race and after
party, as well as tote facilities and parking.
Presented by L’Ormarins since 2005, the Queen’s
Plate is renowned for being one of the Cape’s most acclaimed social occasions,
where fashion, art, a passion for equestrian excellence and the ancient
winemaking skills of Antonij Rupert meet to form a premier experience.