Official Timekeeper Presented Six-Race Card Worth Dh520,000 In Prize Money

Longines returns to Meydan for second time this season on Saturday February 15

: Thursday, February 20 - 2014 @ 09:30

The Swiss watch brand and Meydan pillar partner, Longines returned to Meydan Racecourse on Saturday for the eighth Racing at Meydan meeting, a six-race card that featured two contests on the turf.

The brand, a major partner of equestrian sport around the world, is proud to put its name behind the eight Racing at Meydan meeting of the 2013/14 season. Highlight of the day was the Longines Column Wheel Chronograph Handicap, run over 1200m. Talented Peter and Olwen Jadlowsky and Cedric Lane from the EERC Syndicate were crowned the winners of this exciting race with the horse Kilt Rock and jockey PJ Dobbs.

Longines is no stranger to Meydan Racecourse, having also kicked off the new Dubai World Cup Carnival season on January 9, 2014. As official timekeeper, the watchmaking brand also has a major presence on the March 29 Dubai World Cup day, the richest day of horseracing in the world, getting behind the high-class Group 1 US$5m Dubai Sheema Classic, presented by Longines.

Walter von Känel, President of Longines mentioned before the race: “Longines is very proud to be the partner and the official timekeeper of Meydan. We are looking forward to the 2013-2014 race season that will, for sure, be full of intense moments of pure action. Our brand has a great passion for equestrian sports that dates back to 1878 and ever since, we have maintained close ties with the equestrian world. Our partnership with Meydan is very important to us, as we share our values of tradition, passion and elegance.”

Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 130 countries.

For further information please contact:
Longines Public Relations, Saint-Imier, Switzerland
David Auberson
Phone: +41 32 942 52 48

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