Longines continues its proud association with the SAUDI CUP as Official Partner and Timekeeper
February 26, 2022
The eyes of the equestrian community focused on the 2022 SAUDI CUP that took place from February 25th to 26th at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack, in Riyadh (KSA). As the Platinum Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the event, Longines continued to forge close ties with elite jockeys and horses vying for success at what is known as one of the world’s richest horse races, further extending its support to all levels of horseracing with its timekeeping expertise.
On Saturday, foremost horses and jockeys delivered adrenaline-fueled performances at the SAUDI CUP race, where Emblem Road ridden by Wigberto Ramos clinched the victory ahead of Country Grammer riden by Flavien Prat and Midnight Bourbon ridden by Joel Rosario, and delighted the enraptured crowed by demonstrating unrivalled precision and resilience throughout the race.
The coveted Longines Red Sea Cup that took place earlier that day saw the sensational win of Stay Foolish ridden by Christophe Lemaire who brought unmissable drama and delivered an exceptional performance timed by Longines. Sonnyboyliston ridden by Ben Coen and Siskany ridden by James Doyle, who finished second and third, also gave it their all with their absolute determination and perseverance. To acknowledge excellence and elegance in this revered discipline, Longines rewarded the winner with a refined timepiece presented by Patrick Aoun, Longines Regional Brand Manager for the Middle East and South East Asia.
On this special occasion, Longines was particularly proud to highlight the Official Watch of the event, a model from The Longines Master Collection. An emblematic timepiece of the brand for its watchmaking expertise, this refined creation featuring a chronograph and a moon phase indicator perfectly combines one-of-a-kind classic elegance and watchmaking sophistication to delight those constantly pursuing precision and excellence.