“What sets the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate apart from other race days is its raison d’etre, not one of populous mass scale, but rather one of exclusivity, elegance and panache.”

~Cercle Magazine

Event Information

Friday/Saturday Timings

FRIDAY

  • 11:00  Gates and Hospitality Open
  • 11:00  Best Dressed Competition Opens
  • 12:15 – Race 1 Drakenstein Stud Maiden Plate (1600m)
  • 12:45 – Race 2 Futura Maiden Plate (1600m)(F&M)
  • 13:15 – Race 3 What a Winter Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m)
  • 13:45 – Race 4 Anthonij Rupert Wyne Conditions Race (1400m)(F&M)
  • 14:15 – Race 5 Ardmore Jamaica Handicap (2000m)(L)
  • 14:45 – Best Dressed entries close
  • 15:15 – Race 6 Cartier Sceptre Stakes (1200m)(Grade2)
  • 15:30 – Best Dressed and Best Hat Nominees gather to final judging
  • 15:40  Best Dressed and Best Hat Competition Presentation
  • 15:55 – Race 7 Duke of Marmalade MR80 Handicap (1600m)
  • 16:40 – Race 8 Philanthropist MR64 Handicap (1200m)
  • 18:00 – Event Closes

SATURDAY

  • 12:00 – Gates and Hospitality Open
  • 12:00  L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Moments Competition begins
  • 12:00  Best Dressed opens
  • 13:05  Race 1 Anthonij Rupert Wyne Work Riders’ Maiden Plate (1200m)
  • 13:40  Race 2 Trippi Maiden Juvenile Plate (1000m)(Fillies)
  • 14:15  Race 3 Cape of Good Hope FM 74 Handicap (1200m)(F&M)
  • 14:50  Race 4 BMW Politician Stakes (1800m)(Gr3
  • 15:25  Race 5 Glorious Goodwood Peninsula Handicap (1800m)(Gr2)
  • 16:00  Best Dressed entries close
  • 16:00  Race 6 Cartier Paddock Stakes (1800m)(WFA)(Gr1)
  • 16:25  Cape Minstrels
  • 16:40  Race 7 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (1600m)(WFA)(Gr1)
  • 16:50  Best Dressed and Best Hat Nominees gather for final judging
  • 17:00  Best Dressed and Best Hat Competition Presentation
  • 17:20  Race 8 SKYY Vodka MR90 Handicap (1000m)
  • 18:00  Race 9 Heineken Chairman’s Cup (3200m)(Gr3)
  • 18:35  Race 10 Franschhoek Motor Museum MR64 Handicap (2000m)
  • 19:00 – 21:00 – Roastin’ Records
  • 21:00 – 23:00 – p.H.
  • 19:30  Hospitality Closes (the Stud Club bar will remain open to all guests in the Style Lounge Village until 23:00)
  • 23:00  Event Closes
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