A Race Fit for a King


South Africa’s most prestigious and long-standing horseracing event the 162nd L’Ormarins King’s Plate (formerly Queen’s Plate) will be taking place on Saturday, 7th January 2023. As one of the Cape’s foremost racing and social events, the day offers something for everyone.

Join more than five thousand racing enthusiasts and witness history in the making with Jet Dark potentially winning his third Plate in a row and cementing himself as one of the all-time greats. The day will also see the first ever ladies race, the Okapi Ladies International, with only female jockeys at the helm.

Guests who don their finest outfits in keeping with the strict blue and white dress code could stand the chance of winning the competitions for Best Hat, Best Dressed Man or Best Dressed Woman. Up for grabs are prizes from Cartier, Victoria Gin and Anthonij Rupert Wyne. The grand prize for the Best Dressed Woman will be a trip for two to experience the Qatar Goodwood Festival, one of the undisputed highlights of the British racing season at the end of July 2023.

In addition to the fantastic fusion of fixtures and fashion, attendees can expect food from the best local vendors, fine Anthonij Rupert wines and antique car displays from the Franschhoek Motor Museum, not to mention the legendary after party where international DJ Lora, who is back after a few years will entertain guests as the sun sets over the racecourse.

End the holidays on a high note at the L’Ormarins King’s Plate!

Date: Saturday, 7 January 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 23:00pm

Venue: Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse

Dress code: Elegant (blue and white)

Ticket packages are available through  https://lormarinskingsplate.co.za/tickets-hospitality/ and start from R500 per ticket per person.

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