TDN Weekend

December 2016

TDN Weekend December 2016 Issue 9

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By JAMES TROTTER A historical occasion is marked in January 2017 when Africa hosts its first multi-day horseracing festival. The G1 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate, the continent's oldest and most exclusive raceday, launches its inau- gural two day event. Thousands of Cape Town's most desirable will pour into Ke- nilworth Racecourse adorned in blues and whites at the foot of the iconic Table Moun- tain to drink champagne, dance and revel in watching world-class horseracing under the sun of a long summer day. Held for the first time in 1861 when first run in the honour of Queen Victoria, who donated a silver bowl and 500 sovereigns as the prize for the prestigious race, the L'Or- marins Queen's Plate ("LQP") is now con- sidered one of the world's great racedays.

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