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The 2014 Edition of The Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday

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April 2014


This weekend. the racecourse of Royal Randwick welcomed more than 26’000 people for the 2014 edition of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday.

Longines Ambassador, Simon Baker
Longines Ambassador, Simon Baker

For the first time, The Swiss watch brand Longines was the Official Watch & Official timekeeper of the Australian Turf Club for this amazing raceday.
9 races have set the tempo of the day including the $4 Million Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the richest weight for age race over that distance on turf in the world.
The winner, It’s A Dundeel, mounted by James McDonald run the 2’000 meters in the time of 01:59:33.

A guest of honour, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Simon Baker watched the races and drose to the most elegant lady out of the 6 finalists of the Longines Award of Elegance competition. Simon Baker presented the winner, Melissa Hann, with a precious timepiece from the Conquest Classic collection.

Prize-giving ceremony of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Simon Baker, Longines Ambassador of Elegance and Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing
Prize-giving ceremony of the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes with Simon Baker, Longines Ambassador of Elegance and Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing

Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Raceday was the perfect occasion to discover Conquest Classic, a collection dedicated to the world of horse racing. The event’s Official Watch was a steel chronograph from this line. With its 41 mm diameter, this timepiece has a black dial and is equipped with an exclusive column-wheel self-winding movement. As is the case with all models in the Conquest Classic collection, the watch’s movement can be admired through its sapphire crystal case back.

Source: Longines