Longines International Jockeys' Championship (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Representing the lead-up to the prestigious Longines Hong Kong International Races, the Longines International Jockey’s Championship brought together 12 world-class riders at Happy Valley. Located in a stunning setting in the center of Hong Kong, the racecourse was the perfect location to discover the watch of the event, a sparkling model of the Longines DolceVita line. Since its launch, this collection has always been the subject of fascination with its characteristic rectangular cases and incomparable elegance and has won the hearts of women all around the world.
A thrilling night of action, the Longines International Jockey’s Championship included 4 intense rounds of racing. The jockey accumulating the biggest score is crowned the winner of the championship. With 18 points, the Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy won the competition, taking home the HK$500’000 first prize and a Longines timepiece. Zac Purton (HK) finished second with 16 points, followed by Christophe Soumillon (BEL) with 12 points.
The Swiss watchmaker Longines is the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Longines International Jockey’s Championship in Hong Kong for the second year in a row. The brand’s passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and its horse. Seen on the racetracks as of 1881, this model was extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers. It enabled its user to time performances to the second and was soon being used by most of the sports judges in New York. Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes horse racing, show-jumping and endurance competitions.