Longines And HKJC Renew Partnership For Five More Years

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Longines and the Hong Kong Jockey Club have extended their partnership another five years to 2026. The partnership, which began in 2012, sees Longines continue as the title partner and Official Timekeeper of the G1 Longines Cup, the Longines International Jockeys' Championship and the Longines Hong Kong International Races. The Longines World's Best Jockey award is also presented during the Longines HKIR.

Hong Kong will also continue to be the home of the world's richest Group 1 turf races over 1200m, 1600m and 2000m when the collective prize money of the four Group 1 features at the Longines HKIR rises to a new high of HK$110 million ($14 million), an increase of HK$10 million ($1.27 million) on 2021. The new distribution of prize-money for the four Longines Group 1 races to be run at Sha Tin Racecourse is:

    • 2000m Hong Kong Cup–HK$34 million ($4.33 million)
    • 1600m Hong Kong Mile–HK$30 million ($3.82 million)
    • 1200m Hong Kong Sprint–HK$24 million ($3.06 million)
    • 2400m Hong Kong Vase–HK$22 million ($2.80 million)

“Longines is particularly proud to be associated with the Hong Kong Jockey Club and would like to thank all the members of this prestigious institution for their excellent collaboration,” said Matthias Breschan, CEO of Longines. “As title partner and official timekeeper, we are delighted to continue this long-standing relationship and to share our common passion for equestrian sports,” said Matthias Breschan, CEO of Longines.

Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, said “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Longines, a brand which is synonymous with quality, both in terms of watch-making and equestrian sport. The Longines Hong Kong International (HKIR) week is an international showcase of the world's best horses, trainers and jockeys and one of the biggest racing events worldwide. It demonstrates our commitment to excellence at the elite level and provides a year-end opportunity for the very best to perform on a global stage.”

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