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Come on Hawwaam! Move yer bloomin’ arse!

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In South Africa, nothing is as reminiscent of Britain’s Royal Ascot race meeting as the Queen’s Plate.


08 Jan 2020
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Come on Hawwaam! Move yer bloomin’ arse!

Hawwaam. Picture: JC Photographics

“Every star, celeb and Twitterer is here. Everyone who should be here is here. What a smashing, positively dashing spectacle On L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate day.” Apologies to Lerner and Loewe, composers of the musical My Fair Lady, for adulterating the words of the Ascot Gavotte, but the prospect of Saturday’s Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth puts one in mind of the famous scene in the 1964 movie. In South Africa, nothing is as reminiscent of Britain’s Royal Ascot race meeting as the Queen’s Plate. There’s the obvious royal connection through the big-race trophy itself, a large silver salver donated by Queen...

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