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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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Monomoy Girl All Heart In Kentucky Oaks

She gave trainer Brad Cox the first Grade 1 win of his career in the Ashland last month, and doubled up on the first Friday in May to give him a first Classic victory in the Longines Kentucky Oaks. Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Monomoy Girl had to dig down […]

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Gun Runner, Winx Tied Atop First World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Two familiar names find themselves tied atop the first edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018. GUN RUNNER (USA) [129] and WINX (AUS) [129] got the year off to a compelling start with dominating victories, and the duo is rated well ahead of the rest of the pack as a result. Gun Runner returned to the races in […]

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Arrogate Once Again Takes Top Honors As Longines World’s Best Racehorse

The Swiss watchmaking brand Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) were proud to distinguish the 2017 top racehorses and horse race during a ceremony held at the iconic Claridge’s Hotel in London. On this occasion, the American colt Arrogate was awarded – for the second year in a row – the Longines […]

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