Longines Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional Races

Revolution (Hong Kong) - - SPLIT SECONDS -

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.

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