On 10 March 2018, Longines and the OSAF (Organización Sudamericana de Fomento del Sangre Pura de Carrera) were proud to grant the Heller Family a special award during a gala dinner held at the Hyatt Centric Montevideo in Uruguay. Liliana and Carlos Heller, recipients of the award, are breeders and owners, operating their major Thoroughbred farms in Chile, Stud-Haras Don Alberto, and in Lexington, Kentucky. During the evening, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice-President of Longines and Head of International Marketing had the pleasure to grant the deserving family elegant Longines timepieces.
The ceremony honoring the commitment of the Heller Family in horse racing all around the world and particularly in Latin America was attended by representatives of the discipline.
This event was held on the weekend of the Longines Grand Premio Latinoamericano, the most important international Group 1 horse race in Latin America, of which the Swiss watchbrand is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper.