Tickets for South Africa’s biggest horseracing festival, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – to take place at Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town, from Friday to Saturday, 6-7 January, 2017 – go on sale at Computicket, today from 12pm.
Owing to its growth and popularity with both local and international guests LQP will run over two days with an unparalleled 18-race card.
On Friday, 500 guests will be first to experience the inaugural LQP Garden Party (R500 per person) complete with bubbles, picnic baskets for groups of two, four, six, and ten, live jazz and access to the racing. In addition guests will also have access to the Style Lounge Village on the inaugural second day of the festival.
The Somerset Room as well as the Kenilworth Jazz Room (R400 per person) will cater for guests who prefer a sit-down, three course luncheon and beautiful views of the track and Table Mountain. Guests will also have access to the races and a private bar with toilet and tote facilities.
As is tradition, Saturday’s festivities will include The Style Lounge (R350 per person), which provides access to the Style Lounge Village, where guests can mingle while enjoying horse racing, entertainment, fine Anthonij Rupert wines, L’Ormarins Brut, local food vendors, the after party, tote facilities and parking.
The popular Paddock Sites (R1000 per table of 10) is set along the rail in a private covered wind protected area next to the Winner’s Circle and the Chef’s Table (R5000 per person), guaranteeing a unique experience and comfort for the day. Tickets to the Paddock Sites will include a luxurious picnic basket, filled with a variety of lunch-time treats including a selection of wines, beers, and spirits. Both these options include access to the races, the after-party as well as the Franchhoek Motor Museum and BMW displays.
Experience LQP’s first Kenilworth Jazz Room (R1,500), which will include exquisite views of the course, live jazz and access to the Style Lounge Village and after party. Tickets will include a three course meal with a complimentary selected Anthonij Rupert wines and full bar. Couples will receive a bottle of Protea wine upon leaving as well as a special LQP gift for each guest.
The Somerset Room (R1,300) guarantees the comfort of the Kenilworth Building, with exquisite views of the course and access to the Style Lounge Village and after-party. Guests will be treated to a delicious three course meal, L’Ormarins MCC and a gift bottle of Protea wine, per couple upon leaving.
“The inaugural L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is sure to be the only one of its kind in South Africa with something for everyone. From die-hard horse racing fans to Cape Town’s social and fashion elite. No matter where you are, guests are guaranteed to feel first class,” said Katherine Gray, co-ordinator of LQP 2017.
In addition to horse racing festivities, guests will also experience world-class entertainment, hospitality and culinary offerings while the Best Dressed Competitions will again reward the couple which best represents the traditional LQP white-and-blue. Friday’s Best Dressed Lady and her partner will take home a variety of prizes, and Saturday’s Best Dressed couple will once again be flown to an experience of a life-time in the UK, where they will attend Glorious Goodwood in August 2017.