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L'Ormarins Queen's Plate

Sunday, 03 January 2021

The running of the 160th Queen's Plate and fifth year of the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival takes place on Friday, 8 and Saturday, 9 January 2021. The L'Ormarins Queen's Plate is South Africa's oldest and most prestigious horserace.

Date:Friday, 8 and Saturday, 9 January 2021
Venue:Kenilworth Racecourse, Cape Town
Time:12:00 – 18:00
Note:Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, no public spectators will be allowed on course for the 2021 event.

Did you know?

  • The Queen’s Plate has seen one hundred and fifty nine winners to date.
  • The first race was in 1861.
  • The prize in 1861 was five hundred sovereigns and a silver plate donated by Queen Victoria.
  • 2021 marks the 160th running the race.
  • The L'Ormarins Queen's Plate 2020 Winner was VARDY
  • The inaugural race was staged as a heats event, with the honours going to Cape Town owner Mr Chiappini's horse, DISPATCH.
  • The L'Ormarins Queen's Plate is listed as one of the top five race days in the world.

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LQP Discussion

The Gem of South African racing

With more than 150 years of following racing between them, the Clocking The Gallop panel of Graeme Hawkins, Mike Wanklin, Neil Andrews and Nico Kritsiotis discuss their memories of and the importance of the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate to the South African racing calendar.

News and Views

Cape Town MET

Saturday, 16 January 2021

The Cape Town MET field has whittled down to the final group of runners. This annual horseracing event will take place on 30 January 2021 and will, unfortunately, not allow spectators for the first time in the history of the event.

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JET DARK stuns elders in dramatic LQP

Sunday, 10 January 2021

JET DARK, the only three year-old in the 2021 G1 Queen’s Plate delivered a knockout blow to accomplished older horses in a 1600m epic, just as Gimmethegreenlight had managed for the self-same training outfit, Snaith Racing (Justin Snaith), when also pitted against the big guns as a three year old in 2012.

After HURRICANE HARRY had set a steady pace with CIRILLO and SILVER OPERATOR stalking, it was RAINBOW BRIDGE who made what seemed the decisive move in deep stretch down the centre of the Kenilworth Summer course.

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Sunday, 10 January 2021

It was mission fulfilled for QUEEN SUPREME (IRE) in the Cartier Paddock Stakes (G1) as she doubled up on last year's romp in this prestigious WFA contest for fillies and mares.

The Irish-bred, Exceed and Excel mare stamped her class in a true run 1800m after HEART STWINGS had set a torrid pace. What A Winter mare, CLOUDS UNFOLD, herself a G1 winner snared three year-old, PRINCESS CALLA in a head bobber for second.

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JET DARK wins the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate

Saturday, 09 January 2021

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Friday, 08 January 2021

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L'Ormarins Queens Plate Day with GGGaming

Friday, 08 January 2021

Andrew Bon tells you the story behind Silvano and gives you some pointers to the big race at Kenilworth on January 9 2021 - the L'Ormarins Queens Plate Gr1.

Place your L'ormarins Queens Plate Festival bets with GGGaming.

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L'Ormarins Queen's Plate with GG Gaming

Wednesday, 06 January 2021

GG Gaming takes you behind the scenes to speak to South Africa’s champion trainer, Sean Tarry, about his charges in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and in the Cartier Sceptre Stakes.

We then speak to Paul Peter, the trainer of South Africa’s horse of the year, Summer Pudding, who runs in the Cartier Paddock Stakes.

Produced and narrated by Andrew Bon.

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GG Gaming betting open for L'Ormarins

Tuesday, 05 January 2021

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Racecards now available for L'Ormarins

Monday, 04 January 2021

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Start your study early!

Race cards for the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Festival are now loaded.

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L'Ormarins Queen's Plate - past races

Monday, 04 January 2021

Down memory lane. Here is a list of videos from past L'Ormarins Queen's Plate races.

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