On Saturday 19 April, the racecourse of Royal Randwick welcomed more than 26’000 persons for the 2014 edition of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday. For the first time, Longines was the Official Watch & Official timekeeper of the Australian Turf Club for this amazing raceday. 9 races have set the tempo of the day including the $4 Million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the richest weight for age race over that distance on turf in the world. The winner, It’s A Dundeel, mounted by James McDonald run the 2’000 meters in the time of 01:59:33. 
 

Cérémonie de remise de prix des Longines Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes avec Simon Baker, Ambassadeur Longines de l'Elégance et Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice Président et Head of International Marketing.

Prize-giving ceremony of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Simon Baker, Longines Ambassador of Elegance and Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing. © Longines

A guest of honour, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Simon Baker watched the races and elected the most elegant lady out of the 6 finalists of the Longines Award of Elegance competition. Simon Baker presented the winner, Melissa Hann, with a precious timepiece from the Conquest Classic collection.
 

Melissa Hann était a été élue dame la plus élégante de l’hippodrome et a reçu une montre Longines issue de la collection Conquest Classic des mains de Simon Baker, Ambassadeur Longines de l'Elégance.

Melissa Hann was the most elegant lady of the day as she was the winner of the Longines Award of Elegance Simon Baker presented Melissa Hann, with a precious timepiece from the Conquest Classic collection. © Longines

Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday was the perfect occasion to discover Conquest Classic, a collection dedicated to the world of horse racing. The event's Official Watch was a steel chronograph from this line. With its 41 mm diameter, this timepiece has a black dial and is equipped with an exclusive column-wheel self-winding movement. As is the case with all models in the Conquest Classic collection, the watch's movement can be admired through its sapphire crystal case back.