Longines, the official timekeeper of Dubai World Cup 2012
March 31, 2012: Culminating with the exciting Dubai World Cup, Dubai’s racing season came to an end on the 31st March 2012. Longines was the official timekeeper for the Dubai World Cup which is often titled as the World’s Richest Race boasting a grand prize of US$ 5 million. Lending the event an even greater touch of glamour and charm, Longines’ Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan awarded the title of “Most Elegant Lady” to Ms Carolyn Coe and presented her with a Longines Saint-Imier Collection timepiece.
Held at the Meydan racecourse and classified as a “Group One flat race” for thoroughbreds over the age of four, the World Cup race spans a distance of 2000m. The final race was won by Monterosso. All the winning jockeys, owners and trainers were bestowed with stunning models from The Longines Saint-Imier Collection, which was the official watch of the event. The Sheema Classic presented by Longines was won by Cirrus des Aigles. Longines’ President Mr. Walter von Känel presented the Sheema Classic French winners with their awards.