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World-class jockeys gather at Royal Ascot for five days of enthralling races timed by Longines
This week, the best horses and jockeys in the world gathered at the Ascot Racecourse (UK) to compete in the most prestigious races of Royal Ascot and strive to etch their names in the history of an event steeped in prestige and excellence. As a dedicated supporter of equestrian sports, the Swiss watch brand Longines is privileged to take part in this revered horseracing meeting as its Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch. Under the current exceptional circumstances of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Longines showed its support in ensuring the safety of every team and attendee by strictly following the safety precautions and health guidelines of the event.
On Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 16, the finest horses and jockeys of the discipline competed for two of the most coveted prizes of the event by displaying the highest level of passion, precision and determination. Following the remarkable triumph of Berkshire Shadow in the Coventry Stakes, Longines presented elegant Longines timepieces to the winning owner, Paul Spickett, trainer Andrew Balding and jockey Oisin Murphy. The following day, Longines further demonstrated its support for the exacting standards set by the leading horse and jockey combinations by rewarding the jockey William Buick, trainer Charlie Appleby and owner Godolphin of Kemari, the winner of the Queen’s Vase with elegant Longines watches. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined the fervent crowd during the event to together witness exhilarating races highlighted by the athletes’ boldness and unwavering commitment to the sport.