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2020 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival

Tickets On Sale Now

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Tickets for the 2020 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival, hosted at Kenilworth Racecourse on Friday, 10th and Saturday 11th January, 2020, are now available for 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 2020 with 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.

The carousel is always a favourite (photo: LQP)

The carousel is always a favourite (photo: LQP)

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.

L'Ormarins moments (photo: LQP)

L’Ormarins moments (photo: LQP)

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.

2014 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

2014 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

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.

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate best dressed

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.

Katherine Gray, co-ordinator of LQP 2020, says, “The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival 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.”

Tickets are on sale at Computicket from noon on 15 November 2019.

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16 comments on “2020 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival

  1. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Sponcers and Computicket as a incentive by right should give Team MDK a serious kickback for attendance for the upcoming Cape events … exposure will be huge and ticket sales for the events will be record breaking


    oh my lord …..and surely most of us Cape racing loyalists & royalists should be bestowed complimentary entrance.

  3. Michael Jacobs says:

    Is this Zackey character for real, or does he just take the p!ss all the time. He seems to be the praise singer for “MDK”, Tarry, Clyde Basel and everything Phumelela. It’s becoming tiresome.

    1. karel says:

      Michael! Don’t mess with Frankie. He knows where you live.

  4. Rian says:

    Hope Frankie coming down to eat some good food and enjoy the wines and clean air

  5. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Nah Frankie, No freebies from CT, sorry. This is Monopoly Entrance money for people from Egoli.. Plus you guys are coming to win all the Big races, right ? 😎

  6. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…No Frankie Slow down guy’s…I’m getting hit from pillar to post on this panel uppercuts and all…depending on your behaviour as from now I’ll be contemplating on inviting a few of you guy’s over to my table 😎


    What does LQP stand for in the main picture ?

  8. Speedyvar says:

    “Hopefully we will sort out all this Horse Sickness nonsense because, if Gauteng horses can’t race in Cape Town, then it is not a season worth talking about.”MDK
    So Kaapies,forget about Rainbow Bridge and that other pretender,the Vaalies say they coming with the real things.

  9. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Good Morning Frankie, trust you are well, and had a good night sleep.

    I love all your posts and can’t wait to meet you. Pls get my (email) from Mr Editor 👍

    Happy Punting All – Joburg today 👊

  10. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Morning to you Cecil all good buddy slept like a bomb… I’m still blushing from your compliment… I just love adding some Lebanese spice into the mix when posting…Cecil for your ears only pls buddy the frightening part about Hawwaam is that he is still in a semi-coma just imagine when the penny finally drops…take notice when the world champ races in certain parts of the race it’s like he falls asleep with a gentle whisper from the pilot he suddenly snaps out of it and in a matter of strides it’s all over…Boy oh Boy is this Machine going to do SA proud but properly that’s why it’s so important the Rainbow Nation including Justin Snaith and Eric Sands gets behind Hawwaam… I can’t help visioning Hawwaam’s future abroad knowing this puppy is only 75% there at the moment… just picture this Machine in 6 months time they can honestly bring whatever whenever to race him and trust me he’ll do SA so proud…

  11. Cecil Pienaar says:

    👍 We love your enthusiasm Frankie, so say most of us…

    Yes the champ is running again on Thurs, so a 3 and 5 legged JP and P6 ?

    Cape Town next….

  12. Frankie says:

    Tks Mr Ed appreciate it

  13. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Michael Jacobs you commented am I for real you better bet you last coin puppet that I’m for real…I’ve found a new love for the game after listening to Clyde Basel’s commentary in Race 6 how great was that it reminded me of the old days when Trevor Denman was around the excitement and joy we got from just hearing them commentate was great even if you done your cash…you still different division Clyde…I’ll fight until the day I’m gone for people who I believe live and die for racing…they fight shit sleep and dream racing… if only you knew and could see 1st hand what i really meant then maybe you’ll understand where i’m coming from … now you know why I carry on about MDK Clyde Basel Sean Tarry Joe Soma and Paul Peter and David Safi…..as far as Phumelela is concerned I don’t give a (*edited) about them…Kaching Kaching

  14. Rian says:

    Another Queens plate and again the bulk of public left to watch from a TV at a Tab outlet or home if they can afford it
    Most of our punters would love the chance to watch the countries best horses in action.
    Why cant the empty stands be given over to the punters/ entrepreneurs and lets have a beer garden and boerewors rolls samossas, etc etc so that we can all enjoy the DAY
    Its not only for the Queen(they still waiting for her to come) and wealthy but for ALL
    Would never happen anywhere else in WORLD

  15. Albert Rossi says:

    Yes Rian, that’s exactly my sentiment too. Like me, many of us local punters who support the Kenilworth racecourse throughout the year and every year, just can’t afford to pay these prices for the privilege of visiting the racecourse that they frequent every time they have racing there. Especially on the two big racing events that they have each year, namely the L’Ormarins Queens Plate and the J&B Met where we would have the chance of seeing some of the best horses in the country racing against each other. An exciting event with a great atmosphere but sadly not available to us who will be sitting watching it on TV at home. Yugh!!!
    Sadly, at 80 years of age these prices are way out of my reach as I’m sure it is for many of our regular punters.

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