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Jim Bolger receives the first Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit

Jim Bolger receives the first Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit

Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) presented the first Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit on Monday 7 October 2013 in Paris. The Irish horse owner, trainer and breeder Jim Bolger was awarded the trophy and an elegant Longines watch from hands of Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines, and Mr. Louis Romanet, IFHA Chairman. The Swiss watch brand is the Official Partner and the Official Watch of the IFHA, as well as the Title Partner of the Longines World’s Best Racehorses Rankings.

Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities presented the first Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit on Monday 7 October 2013. The ceremony was held in Paris during the 47th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities in the presence of the delegates of the IFHA. The Irish horse owner, trainer and breeder Jim Bolger was awarded the trophy and an elegant Longines watch from hands of Mr. Juan- Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines, and Mr. Louis Romanet, IFHA Chairman.

Mr. Jim Bolger has captured many big races across Europe in the last three decades. He has made a huge impact on the horseracing industry as a trainer, as a breeder, as an owner and as an educator of jockeys and trainers.

Longines is the Official Partner and the Official Watch of the IFHA, as well as the Title Partner of the Longines World’s Best Racehorses Rankings. Its passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and its mount. Seen on the racetracks as early as 1881 and extremely popular among jockeys and horse lovers, this model enabled its user to time performances to the seconds.


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