As the Title Partner of the event, Longines proudly timed the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Sydney Carnival 2018, which features the richest weight for age race over 2000m on turf in the world.
Winx claimed victory at the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes
This year, Longines hosted its Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ambassador, Jesinta Franklin at the event where champion mare, Winx led by Australian jockey Hugh Bowman won the world’s richest 2000m turf race amongst a crowd of 25,000 punters. Now crowned the World’s Best Horse, Winx, dominated the turf at Royal Randwick to win her 25th consecutive title, placing her in the history books next to the legendary Black Caviar. During the day, elegance was also rewarded by the Swiss watch brand during the famous Longines Prize for Elegance, which crowned the lady and the man 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 highlight the Official Watch of the event, the Longines Conquest V.H.P. (Very High Precision). This timepiece represents new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.
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 watchmaker 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.