Longines World's best racehorse Ceremony (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
As the Official Partner of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the Swiss watch brand had the pleasure to present the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Ceremony during the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala Dinner. This title honours the three world’s best racehorses of the year according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. The ratings are based on the performance of horses in elite races. This year, two horses are placed equal first with 130 points: the Australian filly Black Caviar, undefeated in 25 races, and Trêve, the 3 years old French filly, who won the Prix de Diane Longines and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2013. They are followed by the American gelding Wise Dan, with 129 points.
The trophy of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse is a crystal vase named Equus. Created by a renowned French glassmaking manufacture, this vase is enveloped by a herd of wild horses that represent strength and speed and evoke a spirit of freedom and independence. Every year, the name of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse will be engraved on this vase and the representative of the winner will be presented with a smaller version of it. In addition, the representatives of the top three horses have been awarded with an elegant Conquest Classic watch in rose gold.
As a partner of the most prestigious flat races of the world, Longines was keen to present a collection of timepieces to be worn amidst the excitement of the parade rings of the racecourses all around the world. As a tribute to the chronographs produced from 1881 on for race-goers and jockeys in New York, the famous Swiss watchmaker has launched the Conquest Classic line. 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.