Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#CULTURE: The Annual Prestigious 157th LÓrmarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival 2018

Image by Martin van Staden

While my life takes a crashing during the most festive season in the country, the 157th LÓrmarins Queen’s Plate (LQP) Festival is upon us with all its glamour and high horse racing stakes. Hosted at the Kenilworth Race Course in Cape Town, the event, the now 2-Day festival has been long synonymous with adjectives such as style, fashion, adrenalin, culture, opulence and quality. 2018 is going to be no different. With international luxury brand Cartier being a co-sponsor since 2016, in 2018, they up the stakes by sponsoring the prestigious Grade 1 Paddock Stakes, which will be run on the Saturday, 6th January, 2018 of the festival.

The best think about the LQP Festival, for me, is that it’s almost stylishly impossible to get the theme wrong: Blue & White. It’s that simple. Take your cue from smart casual moving forward to towards high-fashion cocktail party. If you’re in the running to win best dressed, then as a lady it’s best you have a beautiful garden party dress with a matching hat and gents, a simple 2- to 3-piece suit with a hat will do the trick in getting you noticed. For the rest of us, I’m pretty sure it’s runway couture we’re going after.

I understand it’s January and budgets are a mess, so it’s best you get your ticket asap via the LQP site here. There is a variety of options for you to select from, including the Style Lounge, priced at R350, the Stud Club Lounge at R1300 and even the sunning Paddock Sites at R10’000 per table. And because this is LQP, you can expect the most opulent of hospitality service and offerings, including free flowing Bruts and nibbles.

But don’t forget to bring your wallets! There is the incredible traditional running of the Grade 1 LÓrmarins Queen’s Plate race on Saturday, 6th January, 2018 –with a stunning R1.5 million purse.

So, what exactly are you waiting for? Head on over to to book yourself ad friends a seat!

And if you’re feeling lucky: We’re running a competition on our Facebook Page for 2 lucky winners to grab themselves a set of double tickets into the Stud Club Lounge at the 157th LÓrmarins Queen’s Plate on Saturday, 6th January, 2018 worth R2600 per set.

Image by Yolanda Saayma

#culture #lqp2018 #Africanopulence

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