Longines Hong Kong International Races
Longines for the third year assumed the role of title partner and official timekeeper and watch at the prestigious Longines Hong Kong International Races. The Sha Tin Racecourse served as a fitting venue for the event held last year, which was watched by a record number of 78,000 spectators.
The riveting competition saw Maxime Guyon on Flintshire clinching the top prize in the Longines Hong Kong Vase; Zac Purton riding Aerovelocity claiming victory in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint; while João Moreira with Able Friend triumphant in the Longines Hong Kong Mile, as well as in the Longines Hong Kong Cup, this time on Rome. All winning owners, trainers and jockeys were awarded trophies and Longines watches. Adding star power to the event was Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Eddie Peng, who presented the Longines Prize for Elegance to the “most elegant” lady at the racecourse.
The action-packed day finished off with a lavish gala dinner, which not only officially concluded yet another successful race event, but also marked the 130th anniversary of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. To mark this milestone, Longines presented the Club with a limited edition Longines Equestrian Lépine pocket watch. On the same evening, British jockey Ryan Moore was awarded the first Longines World’s Best Jockey title and was also presented with the new Conquest Classic Moonphase chronograph.