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Riding Legend Yutaka Take Honored With Longines/IFHA International Award Of Merit

This year, the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit has been given to Yutaka Take, one of the most successful jockeys of his time. The award ceremony was held in Tokyo ahead of the running of the Grade 1 Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix). Since its creation, the award honors distinguished personalities for their […]

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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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‘Kind And Calm’ Talismanic Appears The Horse To Beat In Hong Kong Vase

While Arrogate may have been the most photographed horse at Del Mar last month in the build up to his Breeders’ Cup Classic defence, there can be little doubt that he was run a close second by Talismanic. A double-figure price for the Turf, Godolphin’s 4-year-old son of Medaglia D’Oro wasn’t generating too many column […]

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Son Of A Teaser Stallion, Tiberian Merits A Chance In Hong Kong Vase

For connections of Tiberian, the joys of an international campaign which has already taken in the G1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) and will continue in Sunday’s G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase (2400m), come as another bonus chapter to an already unlikely story. The 5-year-old was bred by Haras du Logis supremo Julian Ince and his […]

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Local Contenders Complete Preparations For Sunday’s Hong Kong International Races

A little more than a week out from the Longines Hong Kong International Races, nine local contenders stretched out in dirt track barrier trials at Sha Tin Racecourse on Friday, Dec. 1. The overall vibe was positive, despite one noticeably muted display. Helene Paragon is among the leading lights for the G1 Longines Hong Kong […]

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Japan Cup Victory, Winx Help Hugh Bowman Earn Longines World’s Best Jockey Award

After leading most of the year, and thanks in part to his remarkable success with Winx, Hugh Bowman has taken the title of 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey. It is the first time the Australian jockey has won the award, which he secured with his victory in Sunday’s Japan Cup in association with Longines. Bowman […]

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