The Romanet family, longtime leaders in French and international racing, was honored with the 2016 Longines and International Federation of Horseracing Authorities International Award of Merit as the culmination of the IFHA Conference Oct. 3.
During the 50th conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities Oct. 3 in Paris, France, chairman Louis Romanet addressed core opportunities and future challenges to international horse racing.
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Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said American Pharoah, the newly minted World's Best Racehorse, brought fans back to the sport.
Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities announced that the 2015 Longines World's Best Racehorse and Longines World's Best Horse Race Ceremony will be held Jan. 19, 2016, in London, England.
The 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races not only provided some of the best competition in the event's illustrious history but also cemented its position as the anchor leg of annual international competition.
Headed by Victor Espinoza and Ryan Moore, some of the world's top riders will compete in the Longines International Jockeys' Championship Dec. 9 at Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong.
American Pharoah has reclaimed the top spot in the sixth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015, replacing Golden Horn. Shared Belief remains tied for third with Able Friend.
Longines has long supported equine sporting events.
Siena Farms' Angela Renee (by Bernardini) worked a half-mile in company in :47 3/5 April 16 at Keeneland. The grade I winner may make her next start in the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Longines will enter the in-race horse tracking business Saturday, April 11, when its technology is used for the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Aus-I) day of racing.
Meydan Group and the Chengdu Municipal Government in China will join forces once again to stage the second running of the Chengdu Dubai International Cup race day Friday, April 3.
Just a Way wins the 2014 Longines World's Best Racehorse. watch video
With a top rating of 130, Japan-based Just a Way was crowned the 2014 Longines World's Best Racehorse during ceremonies in London Jan. 20.
The 2014 Longines World's Best Racehorse ceremony will be held in London Jan. 20, at which time the year's final rankings will be revealed.
British jockey Ryan Moore clinched the title of Longines World's Best Jockey over Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon in competition based on success in the world's top 100 group/grade I races.
Longines and the Japan Racing Association announced Nov. 6 that this year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I) will be held in partnership with the Swiss watch brand.
Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru.
Famous Swiss watchmaker Longines has become an official partner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, it was announced Oct. 23.
Prominent European horseman Alec Head was presented with the Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit following the 48th Annual International Conference of Horseracing Authorities Oct. 6 in Paris, France.
The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, Longines, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced Sept. 22 that the jockey with the best performance in the world's highest-rated races will be honored.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club will offer 10 international group I races during its 2014-15 racing season and has increased total purses 10%.
China and the United Arab Emirates-based Meydan Group are partnering to hold a groundbreaking race meeting next month at Jinma Racecourse. Race fields will consist of horses shipped from the U.A.E.
Two females, Australia's Black Caviar and Treve from France, shared top rating of 130 on the final World's Best Racehorse Rankings of 2013 published Jan. 15 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
In the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities' latest "World's Best Racehorses Rankings" for performances from Dec. 1, 2012, to June 9 of this year, three of the top four rated horses were based in the U.S.
Stephanie's Kitten took the rail trip to victory in the $500,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 8, digging in determinedly to best Better Lucky by half a length after a dogfight down the lane.
As fans started to trickle into Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8 for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the sun began to peek through scattered clouds as more than 24 hours of rain had finally halted.
Sights from the 139th Kentucky Oaks.
The Maryland Jockey Club and Churchill Downs have announced sponsor partnerships with Longines, the Swiss watchmaker that has increased its involvement with Thoroughbred racing.
Six top-level races, ranging from sprints to long distance, will test some of Europe's best horses on Oct. 7 at Longchamp as part of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) undercard.
Longines named as the new sponsor of the Hong Kong International Races. This year's event takes place Dec. 9 at Sha Tin Race Course.
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.
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