The highly anticipated 2014 Zhejiang Jiulongshan National Speed Horse Jockey Invitational cum Horse Culture Festival successfully concluded at the Jiulongshan Polo Horse Racing Club in Pinghu, Zhejiang. Four high-level pure-blood horse races were held in October. On the 12th match day, passion was staged. The famous Swiss watchmaker Longines is the official timekeeper and designated watch of the event, and presents the ‘Longines Championship’. Mr. Li Li, Vice President of Longines China, joined hands with Lin Zhiling, the elegant ambassador of Longines, to attend the appointment and presented the ‘Longines Elegant Dress Award’. On this wonderful moment when elegance and sports are perfectly matched, Longines also grandly presents the Conquest Classic watch specially made for equestrian sports. It pays tribute to the common pursuit of precision, elegance and outstanding performance of Longines and equestrian sports.
This event aims to show the classic charm and elegance of the Thoroughbred Speed Race to more horse lovers. Four high-level thoroughbred horse speeds including Sir Irving Glen Sprint Cup (1000m), Longines Championship (1600m), Como CECF Singapore Cup (1800m) and Hurun Report (2400m) The races were staged one after another, with a passionate interpretation of the charm of racing and elegance.
In the Longines Championship of the day, eight domestic and foreign riders competed fiercely. In the straight sprint near the finish line, the famous domestic rider Shan Hailong rode the great horse ‘Commengy’, surpassed the horse race ‘Offense’ that always kept ahead, and won the championship in one fell swoop, and won 500,000 yuan. The prize money is included in the tournament. Longines Elegant Ambassador Lin Zhiling and Longines China Marketing Director Mr. Ye Qingfeng presented awards to the champion riders and owners, and each gave them a beautiful Longines timepiece.
Longines and equestrian sport have a long history spanning more than 100 years. This time, in cooperation with the 2014 Zhejiang Jiulongshan National Speed Horse Jockey Invitational, this time, Longines has always devoted its lasting enthusiasm for flat horse racing. While the riders were racing passionately, the ladies on site wore exquisite top hats, dazzling costumes, and fully interpreted the traditional dress code of horse racing. They went out to this appointment, which is a perfect fusion of sports and elegance. The Longines Elegant Dress Award, launched by Longines, pushes the fashion atmosphere to the top. In the end, Ms. Xiang Hailan, a Hong Kong film star, stood out with her elegant and dignified temperament and won this deserved award. Mr. Li Li, Vice President of Longines China, and Mr. Lin Zhiling, the elegant ambassador of Longines, presented the prize to Ms. Hailan and awarded her a masterpiece of Longines timepieces.
Longines loves equestrianism because this fascinating sport requires extraordinary abilities such as concentration, precision and experience, and because the sport conveys a noble and unique elegance. These qualities are related to the pure and classic watchmaking traditions and classics of Longines. Elegant attitude coincides. As a partner in many of the world’s most prestigious flat horse races, Longines has dedicated itself to creating exquisite timepieces from the Compaq collection. This series also incorporates modern technology and precise quality, which illustrates Longines’ passion for equestrian sports for nearly a century.