|Friday, January 21, 2022||Contact: Andrew Chesser|
|Longines World Racing Awards Revealed Tuesday|
The 2021 Longines World Racing Awards ceremony will be held virtually on Tuesday, 25 January, at 14:00 GMT/9:00 EST. The event, which is organized by the Swiss watch brand Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) will honour the Longines World’s Best Racehorse, the Longines World’s Best Horse Race, and the Longines World’s Best Jockey of the 2021 season.
As she did last year, internationally renowned presenter Francesca Cumani will host the online show from the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket, England. The ceremony will be released on multiple digital platforms including the social media accounts of Longines and the IFHA, as well as World Horse Racing. Additionally, multiple other racing industry players from around the globe will show the awards.
During the ceremony, the highest-rated horses in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings and the 2021 Longines World’s Best Horse Race will be revealed and celebrated. The Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are established by international handicappers according to the performance of the horses in top races. The highest rated race is determined by averaging the rankings of the first four placed horses. Ryan Moore, who won the 2021 Longines World’s Best Jockey competition, will also be honoured during the show.
Additionally, the IFHA’s annual list of the Top 100 Group/Grade 1 races will be released, as well as the rankings for all horses around the world rated 115 or higher. The full list and further information on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings will be available on the IFHA website ifhaonline.org.
Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland since 1832, Longines watchmakers enjoy an expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as the official timekeeper for world championships, and as a partner of international sports federations, Longines has created strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sports, over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watchmaker. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries.
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The IFHA is the global leader for the international sport of Thoroughbred racing, seeking to promote all facets of the worldwide sport; protect the welfare of the equine and human athlete; and protect and grow its global social and economic significance for current and future generations.
Major areas of the IFHA’s activities include:
• Policy development relating to welfare and safety of horses and riders
• International Race Planning and Grading (“black type”)
• World Rankings
• The fight against Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices
• Harmonization of Racing Rules
• Certification of IFHA Reference Labs
• Fostering commercial development of the racing industry globally
The IFHA is a foundation member with Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) of the International Horse Sports Confederation and is affiliated to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
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