Cape Town - Recently having broken the
record for the fastest run mile in Kenilworth Racecourse history, 2014 Equus
Champion, Legislate,and jockey Richard Fourie are
expected to dazzle fans with a stellar performance at L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate
The highest rated horse in
South Africa with a merit rating of 117, 4-year-old colt Legislate has taken on
respected opponents, notably Louis the King, and remained unbeaten in 2014 with
winning titles at the Gr. 1 Investec Cape Derby, the Gr. 2 KRA Guineas, the Gr.
1 Daily News 2000 and the Gr. 1 Vodacom Durban July.
“Legislate is a major
contender for both the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and J&B Met, especially
after running the fastest mile in history when running the Green Point Stakes
last month. His fast mile of 95.84 can be compared to Pocket Power’s fastest
ever mile which was 97.16 – Legislate was 1.32 seconds faster which translates
to two metres. We are very excited to see Legislate resume his rivalry against
Summer Cup-winner and Johannesburg- favourite Louis the King, after having
competed against him on two occasions – both of which Legislate won,” says
Jonathan Snaith, Legislate’s trainer.
Anticipation runs high as
these two promising horses, Legislate and Louis the King, are both gearing up
to defend their respective reputations on the track, and take the R1 million purse which goes to the winner of the LQP race.
Accompanying LQP’s esteem
as one of The Telegraph’s top five
race days in the world, the winner of the LQP race will be heading to the
Breeder’s Cup – the biggest annual race day held in the USA, also named top
five race days worldwide– to enter its Mile Division and secure a position in
the international horse racing fraternity.
The L’Ormarins Queen’s
Plate 2015 is set to be a thrilling day of horse racing as the day’s card will
feature 12 races, with an internationally-sponsored race brought to the day’s
line-up by England’s Goodwood Racecourse, as their Peninsula Stakes run for a