Celebrities 9.1.2017 06:00 am

Kenilworth was buzzing for the 2017 L’Oramins Queen’s Plate

People check out
the horses ahead of the L’Ormarins
Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth.

People check out the horses ahead of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth.

Princess Eugenie of York was a star attraction.

Kenilworth racecourse in Cape Town was buzzing on Saturday for one of the biggest social events of the year, the 2017 L’Oramins Queen’s Plate. In its 156th year, this event has remained a spectacle not to be missed.

Hosting Cape Town and Johannesburg celebrities, the Stud Club marquee was where you wanted to be to rub shoulders with Mzansi Magic’s Rockville actress Boity Thulo, SABC3 Afternoon Express hosts Bonnie Hana and Jennie D Moses, as well as other radio and TV personalities.

Dressed in the event’s colours of blue and white, fashionistas from all parts of the country came out in their numbers in an effort to grace Western Cape’s social pages. The mood was one of excitement as the sound of clinking champagne glasses filled the air. Some had luck on their side as the horses they backed to win or place came home.

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Legal Eagle won the Queen’s Plate and was later presented with an award by Princess Eugenie of York, making her first visit to South Africa, on behalf of Queen Elizabeth. Of course, some celebs retuned home with their tails between their legs as their bets didn’t pay off. It was only fitting to end things with a musical touch as 947FM DJ Euphonik got some of the ladies to relax, kick off their heels and groove to soothing sounds.

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