Signature of a long term partnership between the IFHA and Longines (Chantilly, France)

On June 16 2013, at Chantilly, Louis ROMANET, IFHA Chairman and Walter von KÄNEL, President of the Swiss watchmaker LONGINES announced the signature of a long term partnership between the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) and LONGINES.

According to this agreement, that will be applied from 1st June 2013, LONGINES becomes the Official Partner and the Official Watch of IFHA.

Furthermore, LONGINES will become as well the official sponsor of the “WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE RANKINGS” classifying the top thoroughbred racehorses in the World, which is published about ten times a year by IFHA on its website (

IFHA and LONGINES will present an award to the owners of the top three racehorses of the year during the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races Gala reception in December 2013.

Additionally, an annual “LONGINES and IFHA International Award of Merit” will be presented to an outstanding international personality of the horseracing industry ; it could be an owner, a breeder, a trainer, a jockey or any person linked with the horseracing industry.

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