longines international jockeys challenge

South African Champ Gavin Lerena Wins HK Jockey Challenge; Espinoza ‘Off The Board’

South Africa’s champion jockey Gavin Lerena made his first appearance in the Longines International Jockeys’ Championship a hugely successful one, when swooping late to take the last two legs of the four-leg series, and pocket the HK$500,000 winner’s check. Pointless after two legs of the Championship, it was some turnaround for the South African ace. “I […]

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Longines, IFHA Create ‘World’s Best Jockey’ Award

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), Longines, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced today that the jockey with the best performance in the world’s highest-rated races will be honored at the inaugural Longines World’s Best Jockey award ceremony at the gala dinner of the Longines Hong Kong International Races, which is scheduled for 12 December 2014 […]

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Hong Kong: Stevens Hails ‘Greatest Riders in the World’ Lined Up for Championship

When legendary USA jockey Gary Stevens describes his competition for tomorrow night’s 16th LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship as an “assembly of the greatest riders in the world” then you know the battle will be intense for this year’s King of the Valley title. Stevens, an American racing icon who has ridden more than 5,000 winners […]

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Riding Assignments in Place for Longines International Jockeys Championship

Local stars Zac Purton and Keith Yeung are eagerly anticipating Wednesday’s spectacular LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley even though neither is necessarily brimming with confidence about their prospects of winning the title. Purton holds a commanding 20 win lead in the Hong Kong jockeys’ premiership and is in rare form but is taking […]

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Stevens, Smith Lead U.S. Team for Longines International Jockeys’ Championship

A stunning line-up of 12 superstar riders will take centre stage at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 4 December for the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship, worth HK$800,000. The top three riders in the four-race contest will each receive prize money, with the winner carrying off HK$500,000, the second HK$200,000 and the third HK$100,000. In what is […]

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