Longines World’s Best Jockey
December 09, 2016
Ryan Moore crowned “Longines World’s Best Jockey” for the second time
Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice-President and Head of International Marketing, and Louis Romanet, Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), presented the British jockey with an elegant 18k rose gold Longines timepiece from The Saint-Imier Collection as well as a crystal vase. His name will be engraved for the second time on the vase, alongside last year’s winner, Frankie Dettori.
The Longines World’s Best Jockey Award is a proud joint initiative of Longines and the IFHA. It is based upon performances in the 100 highest-rated Group/Grade 1 international races as established for the year by the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee. The scoring incorporates races from 1 December of the previous year until 30 November of the current year. Jockeys accrue 12 points for a win, 6 points for placing second, and 4 points for placing third. It was established in 2014, and Moore was the inaugural winner.
During the gala dinner, the Swiss watch brand also presented its new TV Spot featuring Longines Ambassador and Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng, which highlights the Official Watch of the Longines Hong Kong International Races, a model from The Longines Master Collection. The dial of this elegant timepiece is decorated with a barley-corn design and features a moonphase display. Mounted on a dark brown leather strap, it brings together the classical elegance and excellent quality which never cease to delight those who appreciate exceptional watches.