SATURDAY, January 9, 2016 has been confirmed as the date of the 155th running of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) at Kenilworth Racecourse and internationally regarded as South Africa’s premier horseracing day.
LQP is once more set to be an exhilarating day of horse racing – the day’s 12-race card will host South Africa’s finest milers as they pursue the coveted trophy and a R1 million purse.
The Peninsula Stakes, sponsored by England’s Goodwood Racecourse, meanwhile, will run for a third year, bringing international flavour to the day’s line up.
Additionally, the Breeder’s Cup, the biggest annual race day held in the United States, will again grant the LQP winner automatic entrance to its Mile Division, cementing the race’s global stature.
Beyond the track, the elegance of LQP will again be exhibited by guests dressed in the LQP colours of blue and white as they mingle and enjoy world-class music, entertainment and culinary offerings across a variety of hospitality marquees including the Stud Club and Style Lounge.
“The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate has a rich history and is a defining moment in the international horseracing calendar. Every year we strive to maintain strict standards of elegance and leisure while building on the successes of the past. LQP 2016 will deliver everything people have come to expect, plus a few surprises,” said Katherine Gray, co-ordinator of LQP 2016.