Longines Singapore Gold Cup (Singapore, Singapore)
With a S$1.35 million prize purse, the Longines Singapore Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious races in the region. Tropaios and jockey Tommy Berry were the first to dash past the finishing line, joining the realms of local racing legends immortalized by their triumphs in the high profile race. Longines timepieces from the Conquest Classic Collection were also awarded to the winning jockey, Mr. Tommy Berry, the trainer, Mr. Michael Freedman and owner, the China Horse Club respectively to recognize their merits.
Longines continued the tradition of designating the Longines Singapore Gold Cup day as an annual Charity Race Day since they took on the title partnership in 2010. This year, Longines has pledged the total amount raised during this luncheon to the Community Chest, which supports 83 charitable organisations to help over 300,000 people.
Items that were auctioned off included a variation of hand-blown colored glass horses and a limited edition watch from La Grande Classique de Longines donated by Longines. Award-winning Cultural Medallion Artist, Mr. Ong Kim Seng, contributed a watercolour painting and Singapore Turf Club also chipped in with an exclusive usage of their corporate box where guests can enjoy a private view of the racing action.
“Longines is honoured to be partner of the Singapore Turf Club and to present the Longines Singapore Gold Cup for the fourth time. This event and the charity activities connected with it are totally in line with our core values of tradition, elegance and performance” commented Mr. Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice-President of Longines and Head of International Marketing.
Longines recently launched the Conquest Classic series in Singapore, a timeless collection for the world of horse-racing to be worn amidst the excitement of the parade rings. Conquest Classic is a tribute to the chronographs produced from 1881 on for race-goers and jockeys in New York. True to the brand’s values of elegance, tradition and performance, this new collection of models, all fitted with self-winding calibres, is at the same time totally contemporary and perfectly timeless.