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Dubai World Cup Carnival Opening night & Races Presented by Longines - 2018

DUBAI
January 15, 2018

Renowned Swiss watchmaker Longines presented the first set of Dubai World Cup Carnival races, featuring a total of seven races, at the Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, 11th of January, 2018. The inaugural event of this year’s racing season was graced by Longines Ambassador of Elegance and illustrious Indian film actress, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who also paid a visit to the Longines flagship boutique at the Dubai Mall during her stay in the city. As Official Timekeeper and pillar partner of Meydan, Longines kicked off the exciting Dubai World Cup Carnival that leads up to one of the foremost eq...

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2017 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony Set for London

December 22, 2017

The 2017 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held on 23 January 2018 in London, England. As in prior years, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) have selected Claridge’s as the venue.
 

The ceremony, the fifth of its kind, will honour the three highest-rated horses in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings as well as the Longines World’s Best Horse Race. The Longines World’s Best Horse Race became part of the ceremony in 2015, when France’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was named the inaugur...

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Longines World’s Best Jockey Award

December 13, 2017

Creating a build-up to the Longines Hong Kong International Races, the Longines International Jockey’s Championship each year invites twelve world-class jockeys from all over the globe to take part in four intense rounds of racing. The jockey accumulating the biggest score is crowned the winner of the championship. With 24 points, Zac Purton claimed the coveted title, taking home the first prize as well as a Longines timepiece. Silvestre de Sousa finished second with 18 points, followed by Pierre-Charles Boudot with 16 points.
The Longines International Jockey’s Championship is not the onl...

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Australian Hugh Bowman receives the 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey Award in Hong Kong

December 13, 2017

After dominating for the majority of the season, Australia’s Hugh Bowman claimed the “2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey” award, which was presented to him tonight during the Longines International Hong Kong Races Gala Dinner. Besides this prestigious title, Bowman received an elegant Longines timepiece as well as a replica of the crystal vase which will be engraved with his name, alongside the previous winners, Ryan L. Moore and Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori, who incidentally finished second and third in this year’s competition.


The Australian jockey won 10 of the world’s Top 100 Group/Gra...

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Yutaka Take to Receive the 2017 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit

TOKYO
December 13, 2017

Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, as well as Louis Romanet, Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), and Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, will take part in the award ceremony. As the Official Partner and Official Watch of the IFHA, Swiss watchmaker Longines and the IFHA conjointly created the Award of Merit in 2013 in order to honor public figures for their outstanding contribution to the world of horse racing.

A legend in Japan, Take made his ridin...

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Hugh Bowman - Longines World’s Best Jockey

December 01, 2017

After leading most of the year, and thanks in part to his remarkable success with Winx, Hugh Bowman has taken the  title of 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey. It is the first time the Australian jockey has won the award, which he secured with his victory in Sunday’s Japan Cup in association with Longines.

Bowman won 10 of the world’s Top 100 Group or Grade 1 races, and six of those victories came aboard Winx. In all, Bowman was first across the wire in the Tab Chipping Norton Stakes (Winx), Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (Werther), China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes (Winx),
Longines Queen El...

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Racing at Meydan - Dubai

DUBAI
November 28, 2017

On Thursday 23 November 2017, Longines officially kicked off the Racing Season at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai with a gala dinner. As the Official Partner and the Official Timekeeper of Meydan and with a commitment to the equestrian arena that continues to grow stronger, Longines presented a total of seven races during the evening.

On this occasion, the Swiss watch brand also unveiled the Official Watch of the event, a new variation of The Longines Master Collection. This timepiece displays a sunray blue dial and is complimented by an alligator watch strap of the same colour as the dial fo...

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LONGINES WORLD’S BEST RACEHORSE AND LONGINES WORLD’S BEST JOCKEY RANKINGS

Horseracing is at the heart of Longines’ involvement in the world of equestrian sports. The Swiss watchmaker is the Official Partner and Official Watch of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA). As such, Longines is proud to present the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, as well as the Longines World’s Best Jockey Rankings.
Longines IFHA World's best Race Horse Rankings
  • 1st134 pt
    Arrogate usa
  • 2nd132 pt
    Winx aus
  • 3rd130 pt
    Cracksman gb
Longines IFHA World's best Race Horse Rankings
  • 1st142 pt
    Hugh Bowman aus
  • 2nd124 pt
    Ryan Moore gb
  • 3rd86 pt
    Lanfranco Dettori gb