The Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes brings the Sydney Carnival to an elegant close
The Championships, a two-day meeting culminating with the much-anticipated Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, attracts some of world top horses, trainers, owners and jockeys and is considered as a highlight in Australia’s sporting and social calendar. As the Title Partner of the event, Longines proudly timed the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which features the richest weight for age race over 2000m on turf in the world. This Group 1 race was clinched by champion mare Winx and the winning owner, trainer and jockey were presented with an elegant Longines watch. Not only performance was rewarded by the Swiss watch brand, but also elegance, as Longines hosted its famous Longines Prize for Elegance, which crowned the lady representing best the value dear to the winged hourglass brand.
The Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes was the occasion chosen by the Swiss watch brand to officially launch new models from The Longines Master Collection, displaying a sunray blue dial. These fashionable chromatic variations are perfectly in line with the classic and understated spirit of this collection and come in several diameters, so that men and women can find the watch best suited to their wrist. These elegant timepieces, housing a mechanical self-winding movement, are complimented by a steel bracelet or blue alligator watch strap, all fitted with a folding safety clasp.
The Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes holds a special place in Longines illustrious history in equestrian timekeeping as it was indeed during this race day that the Swiss watch brand launched the latest and game-changing development for timekeeping and tracking technology in thoroughbred racing: the Longines Positioning System (LPS). The innovative LPS inaugurates totally new data-handling dimensions and deepens the understanding of the races.
More generally, Longines involvement in equestrian sports includes flat racing, show jumping, eventing, endurance, driving and dressage. In these disciplines, the watch maker is associated with international institutions and events, lends its name to world’s rankings, as well as awards titles and distinctions to outstanding athletes and personalities of the equestrian world. Finally, the close relations that Longines has with this world also relate to the common values of elegance, tradition and performance.
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