Miami, FL — November 7, 2020 Longines is proud to time the victory of Authentic in the 37th annual Breeders Cup in Lexington, KY today on November 7th. To commemorate this astonishing victory, the Swiss watchmaker awarded Authentic owners Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRaceHorse.com, Madaket Stables LLC and Starlight Racing Stables, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey John Velazquez with Longines timepieces. Earlier that day, the Longines Turf prize was claimed by Tarnawa with owner H.H. Aga Khan Studs, trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Colin Keane and the Longines Distaff prize was then claimed by Monomoy Girl with owner Michael Dubb (Monomoy Stables LLC, The Elstone Group LLC & Bethlehem Stables), trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux.
In keeping with current health guidelines, the Longines Breeders Cup Classic was watched by thousands at home via the television and live streaming apps and were even able to experience the races through virtual reality, a first-time offering for the event.
In anticipation of the race, the Longines Breeders Cup Classic alongside its Official Partner Longines hosted a virtual fashion contest, the Longines Prize for Elegance, where hopeful equestrian fans and overall fashionistas shared their most stylish outfits via social media. The distinguished panel of judges included U.S. Longines President Pascal Savoy, storied television personality Carson Kressley, model and sportscaster Bonnie-Jill Laflin and sportscaster Julie Stewart-Binks. @Quelareneeand @AustinFlaugh were chosen as the winners for their dashing ensembles. To award both contestants, Longines gifted each a men’s Longines Spirit L3.810.4.73.2 and a women’s PrimaLuna L126.96.36.199.6 respectively.
The Official Watch of the 37th Breeders Cup World Championships, the Longines Spirit collection is designed in the same manner as the timepieces of the famous pioneers as they conquered the air, land and sea relying on their Longines time instruments. Legendary aviators and explorers such as Amelia Earhart, Paul-Emile Victor, Elinor Smith and Howard Hughes put their trust in the winged hourglass brand on their incredible journeys. Today, Longines presents new timepieces that are a testimony to their pioneering spirit. A glowing tribute to these exceptional men and women who, by a record, an accomplishment or a display of courage, have left their mark on history – encouraging new generations to push the boundaries. All models from the Longines Spirit collection come with state-of-the-art technology, resulting in highly accurate movements that are all Chronometer-certified and come with a 5-year warranty.
Connections for Authentic, winner of the Longines Classic on Breeders’ Cup Championship Saturday at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on November 7, 2020. Bill Denver/Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM