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Elegance and excellence at L'Ormarins Queen's Plate

The 151st running of the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate will be held at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday, 7 January, 2012. First run in 1861 in honour of Queen Victoria, the event will be a day of fine dining and world-class entertainment.
The white-and-blue elegance that will underpin the Best Dressed and Best Hat competition will be judged by some of South Africa's leaders in the fashion industry, namely: Sam Walker (PopYaCollar), Emily Bell (Marie Claire), Jacqui Kolbe (Milliner) and Tammy Tinker (British Vogue). The day will be captured by professional photographers in what has become known as The L'Ormarins Moment.

From sushi to gourmet burgers

The Style Lounge will include culinary delights from sushi to gourmet burgers and sandwiches, as well as a selection of the finest Anthonij Rupert Wines. There will also be a selection of vintage cars on display from one of the largest collections in the world, courtesy of the Franschhoek Motor Museum.

The R250 entrance for those 18 and older provides for an all-access pass, a race card for the day, and access to the evening's entertainment. Food and drink is not included. Entry is from 11am and tickets are available at Web Tickets from 1 November, 2011.

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