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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Longines Best Racehorse Ceremony Set For Jan. 23; Arrogate Remains On Top

The 2017 Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held on 23 January 2018 in London, England. As in prior years, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) have selected Claridge’s as the venue. The ceremony, the fifth of its kind, will honour the three highest-rated horses […]

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Record Turnover Highlights Longines Hong Kong International Races

Time Warp’s victory in the HK$25 million Longines Hong Kong Cup capped an outstanding day of international sport at Sha Tin Racecourse this afternoon, Sunday, Dec. 10. The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, said: “We want the Longines Hong Kong International Races to be the greatest show on turf and […]

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‘Irreplaceable’ Highland Reel Turns The Tables On Talismanic In Hong Kong Vase

Aidan O’Brien’s message was clear after the Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m): Highland Reel is “Irreplaceable.” Three times the Ballydoyle maestro pressed that view in his post-race comments and three times the bunched press pack nodded in unanimous agreement. Highland Reel closed out his globe-trotting career with a second victory in the HK$18 million Vase […]

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Hong Kong International Races Have A Deepening Impact On Japanese Bloodstock

The 1990s was a defining period for the Japanese thoroughbred. It was the decade in which imported stallions like Sunday Silence, Tony Bin, and Northern Taste set Japan’s horses on the path to international prominence on the race track and in the breeding shed. As the progeny of these three stallions, especially the offspring of […]

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O’Brien Well-Armed With Five Horses In Hong Kong International Races

The 2017 season has been a stellar season for Aidan O’Brien and his Ballydoyle team. How could it not be when in the course of the year he has surpassed the long-standing record of legendary US trainer Bobby Frankel’s 25 Group 1 winners in a season? The O’Brien tally stands at 27 right now and […]

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