Dubai World Cup (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Dubai (UAE), 31st March 2013 – A successful end to Dubai’s racing season was marked with the exciting and exhilarating Dubai World Cup. Titled the world’s richest race, the Dubai World Cup is a thrilling exhibition of skill, precision and fashion as the world’s top riders battle it out for eventual triumph while smart men and stylish women watch them in action. Swiss watchmaker Longines, the official timekeeper of the event for the third time, added its inimitable touch of elegance as the brand honored the winners with timepieces from their newest collection, Conquest Classic.
One of the most closely followed races in the world, the Dubai World cup race is classified as a “International Group One flat race” for thoroughbreds over the age of four and covers a distance of 2000m. The exciting race was won by Animal Kingdom ridden by Joel Rosario while the Dubai Sheema Classic presented by Longines saw St Nicholas Abbey and Joseph O'Brien emerge victorious. The winning jockeys, trainers and owners of both races were bestowed with stunning gold timepieces from Longines’ new Conquest Classic collection.
Introduced at the Dubai World Cup, the Conquest Classic collection is dedicated to those racegoers who share the excitement of the season’s most prestigious race meetings, from Chantilly to Hong Kong, Dubai to Royal Ascot. Sleek and sporty and tailor-made for the discerning man and woman, the timepieces from the Conquest Classic collection were the ideal reward for the winners. This new collection will be featured at Baselworld fair 2013
In true style that is characteristic of equestrian events, the occasion also celebrated flair and fashion. Women adorned in striking dresses and creative hats paraded the venue in an attempt to win the award for the Most Elegant Lady. The triumph finally went to Alena Polyakova who won the coveted Conquest Classic timepiece in steel and gold with a white mother of pearl dial that echoed her grace.
On the strength of its long-lasting involvement in equestrian sports, Longines is delighted to be the Official Timekeeper of the most exciting horseracing events in the world. Longines’ vast experience in timing equestrian events dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount. Since at least 1881, Longines has been committed to horseracing, and its chronographs have been highly sought-after by American race enthusiasts. Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes flat racing, show-jumping and endurance competitions.