Longines was proud to return to Hong Kong for the second year as Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Hong Kong International Races. This race day is one of the most prestigious in the international calendar with four international group 1 races. Around 70’000 race-goers were present at Sha Tin Racecourse to witness great moments of sport. It was the ideal day to discover the models of the Conquest Classic collection, a line of watches dedicated to equestrian sports and representing Longines’ long watchmaking tradition.

Longines Ambassador of Elegance and horse lover Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing participated in the excitement of the four Group 1 races and witnessed the victory of Akeed Mofeed with jockey Douglas White in The Longines Hong Kong Cup (2000m). Dominant under jockey Zac Purton triumphed in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m) whereas Lord Kanaloa ridden by Y. Iwata won the Longines Hong Kong Sprint (1200m). As for the Longines Hong Kong Mile (1600m), it was won by Glorious Days under jockey Douglas White. All the winning owners, trainers and jockeys have been presented with Longines timepieces by Mr. Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Mr. Walter von Känel, President of Longines, Mr. Kevin Rollenhagen, Managing Director of The Swatch Group Hong Kong, Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President & Head of International Marketing of Longines and Ms. Karen Au Yeung, Vice President of Longines Hong Kong.

True to its motto “Elegance is an attitude”, the brand awarded the Longines Prize for Elegance to Sherie Legrix, appointed most elegant lady of the day at Sha Tin Racecourse.

The Official Watch of the Longines Hong Kong International Races is a model of the Conquest Classic line. With a diameter of 40 mm, this model in steel and rose gold, houses the mechanical caliber L619. Its silvered dial is set with 3 arabic numerals and 9 applied indices with Super-LumiNova® and displays the hours, the minutes and the seconds as well as the date at 3 o’clock. This timepiece is water-resistant to 5 bar and its screw-down case back is fitted with a sapphire glass.

2013 Longines World's Best Racehorse

As the Official Partner of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, Longines had the pleasure to present the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Ceremony during the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala Dinner.

 

Louis Romanet, Chairman of the IFHA, Ms. Lena Attebo & Mr Neil Werrett, representative of Black Cavier, Mrs Christiane Head-Maarek, trainer of Trêve, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines. © Longines

 

This title honours the three world’s best racehorses of the year according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. The ratings are based on the performance of horses in elite races. This year, two horses are placed equal first with 130 points: the Australian filly Black Caviar, undefeated in 25 races, and Trêve, the 3 years old French filly, who won the Prix de Diane Longines and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2013. They are followed by the American gelding Wise Dan, with 129 points.

The trophy of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse is a crystal vase named Equus.