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L’Ormarins King’s Plate
L’Ormarins King’s Plate

Sat, 06 Jan


Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse

L’Ormarins King’s Plate

The L’Ormarins King's Plate is the most prestigious weight-for-age horse race in South Africa, bringing together the elite of South African horseracing. Held at Kenilworth on January 6th, this event celebrates art, passion, and equestrian excellence.

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Time & Location

06 Jan 2024, 12:00 – 23:00

Hollywoodbets Kenilworth Racecourse, 105 Rosmead Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa

About the Event

The L’Ormarins King's Plate, a highly anticipated event in South African horseracing, is set to take place at Kenilworth on Saturday, January 6th. This race has earned its reputation as the most prestigious weight-for-age race in the country, attracting the crème de la crème of the racing world. Established in 1861 as a tribute to Queen Victoria, the L’Ormarins King's Plate has become a symbol of equestrian excellence and a celebration of art and passion.

The event promises a day filled with excitement, elegance, and unforgettable moments. Against a backdrop of blue and white, the noblest thoroughbreds in South Africa will compete, showcasing their exceptional talent and athleticism. The race not only captivates racing enthusiasts but also draws the attention of prominent personalities and sporting icons. Legends like Gary Player, Ernie Els, Bryan Habana, Schalk Burger, Jacques Kallis, and Graeme Smith have all been captivated by the allure of the L’Ormarins King's Plate. Celebrities such as Francesca Cumani, Kitty Spencer, Joanne Strauss, and Jen Su have also graced this prestigious event with their presence.

Beyond the thrilling races, the L’Ormarins King's Plate offers a complete experience for attendees. The Best Dressed and Best Hat competition adds an element of glamour and style to the occasion. Esteemed judges from the fashion industry, including Sam Walker from PopYaCollar, Emily Bell from Marie Claire, Jacqui Kolbe the Milliner, and Tammy Tinker from British Vogue, will have the honor of selecting the winners. The event's fashion-forward atmosphere creates an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication.

To ensure that every moment is captured and cherished, professional photographers will be present to document the day's highlights. Known as The L’Ormarins Moment, these photographs immortalize the beauty, excitement, and joy that permeate the event.

The L’Ormarins King's Plate is not just a horse race; it is an extraordinary gathering that unites the finest horses, the most discerning spectators, and the most influential figures in the racing and fashion industries. It is a stage where South Africa's greatest thoroughbreds can build their legacies and where the spirit of competition and camaraderie intertwine to create an unforgettable experience.

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