Longines Partners With Churchill Downs
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/5/2011 9:34:57 AM
Last Updated: 4/6/2011 9:02:06 AM

Churchill Downs
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Longines, the Switzerland-based watchmaker, has joined Churchill Downs in a partnership through which Longines will become the official watch and timekeeper of Churchill and the Kentucky Derby.

“This partnership links world-renowned brands that share deep and sustained traditions of achievement and excellence,” said Kevin Flanery, Churchill president.  “A Kentucky Derby victory is annually sought by owners and trainers from around the globe who dream of bringing their horses to Churchill Downs, one of the world’s great sports venues, to compete for one of the most coveted prizes in sport. Throughout its impressive history, Longines has played a role at many grand international sports championships, and we are pleased that the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs now occupy prominent spots on that roster of events.”

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