The first ever Longines Jockey Club Cup sponsored by Longines (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Saint-Imier (Switzerland) - Hong Kong, 18th November 2012 - Starting from 2012, renowned Swiss watchmaker Longines has become the title sponsor and official timekeeper of the Longines Hong Kong International Races, one of the most sensational races of the horseracing season in Hong Kong. To present an exciting head start, Longines also title sponsored the Longines Jockey Club Cup held on 18th November 2012 at the Shatin Racecourse. Widely regarded as the lead-up event to the Longines Hong Kong International Races, the Cup is an international Group 2 race over 2000m, offering a prize of HK$3 million.
This exciting race was won by California Memory rode by Matthew Chadwick after rounds of fierce running and speed combat in the time of 2 minutes and 1.51 seconds. The winning owner, trainer and jockey were each awarded with a watch from The Longines Saint-Imier Collection, presented by Mr. Charles Villoz, Vice President & Head of International Sales of Longines, and Ms Karen Au Yeung, Vice President of Longines Hong Kong. However, the excitement did not end here. Shortly after, the winners of the “Most Elegant Hat Award” and the “Racing Specialist Game” were announced and both winners received a watch from The Longines Saint-Imier Collection.
Mr. Charles Villoz, Vice President & Head of International Sales of Longines, said: “Longines is very honoured to be title sponsor and official timekeeper of the Longines Hong Kong International Races and today’s Longines Jockey Club Cup. The performance and precision required in horseracing fully correspond to Longines’ core values.”