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Silvestre De Sousa Will Try To Defend His Title In International Jockeys’ Championship

Hong Kong ‘gets’ Silvestre de Sousa. It has for a good while now. The city’s racing fans, its owners, its trainers, all of them hardheaded judges conditioned to appreciate jockeys endowed with strength, savvy, that all-important ‘fighting heart’, and, above all, an uncanny ability to win – they ‘get’ de Sousa. The Brazilian, for his […]

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Dettori Crowned Longines World’s Best Jockey For Third Time In Five Years

Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori continues to build upon his legacy and will be crowned the 2019 Longines World’s Best Jockey this December in Hong Kong, SAR. Dettori is the first jockey to win the award in back-to-back years, after also winning in 2018. Overall, he has been named the Longines World’s Best Jockey an impressive three […]

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Over $110,000 Raised Through New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the early estimate of funds raised during their Breeders’ Cup Pledge will be over $110,000. Vino Rosso’s win in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic was one of six winning pledges during the event with both owners Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable participating, as well as trainer […]

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John Messara Honored With Longines, IFHA International Award Of Merit

Industry leader John Messara has been chosen to receive the 2019 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognizes distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing. He will be honored during a ceremony Thursday, 11 April, in advance of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) that Saturday in Sydney. Representatives from […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Unveiling Set For Jan. 23 In London

The 2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held on 23 January 2019 in London, England. For the first time, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) have selected The Landmark as the host site. The ceremony, now in its sixth year, will honour the three […]

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Dettori Crowned World’s Best Jockey For Second Time In Four Years

Legendary rider Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori was crowned the 2018 Longines World’s Best Jockey tonight at the Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala dinner. He has won the award twice in the last four years, as he first took the title in 2015. With a total of 128 points, he claimed the award ahead of Oisin […]

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Castellano Hoping For ‘A Bit Of Luck’ In Wednesday’s International Jockeys Championship

They may be some of the world’s best jockeys, battling for one of the great jockeys’ prizes in the racing world, but none were brave enough to predict victory in what looks like a hugely competitive renewal of the spectacular LONGINES International Jockeys Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday Dec. 5. Javier Castellano finished plum […]

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Oisin Murphy Gets The Jump On Fly-In Riders For Hong Kong International Races

Latrobe gained the trivial distinction of being the first overseas raider sighted at exercise ahead of next week’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races on Tuesday, and on the jockey front Oisin Murphy will get a jump on his fellow fly-in riders with six mounts tomorrow night, Nov. 28, at Happy Valley. The Irishman has enjoyed […]

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Longines/IFHA International Award Of Merit To Magnier Family, Aidan O’Brien

The Magnier family and trainer Aidan O’Brien, the driving forces behind Coolmore and the Ballydoyle Racing Stable, have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit, which recognizes distinguished horsemen and horsewomen for lifelong contributions to Thoroughbred racing. They will be honored on Tuesday Aug. 14, in Dublin, […]

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Longines Hong Kong International Races Receive 10 Percent Purse Increase

The LONGINES Hong Kong International Races are now worth an extraordinary HK$93 million (US$11.85 million). The 10 percent increase to the Turf World Championships’ purse is among the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s substantial prize money rises for the 2018/19 season, which were announced on Friday. The upcoming season will deliver record prize money of HK$1.22 […]

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