Launch of the Longines Singapore Gold Cup Longines embarks on landmark partnership with the Singapore Turf Club
Longines is now the official partner and timekeeper of the Singapore Turf Club for the following three consecutive years - 2010 to 2013. This landmark partnership sees the Singapore Turf Club embarking on a long-term partnership with an internationally renowned watch brand. As part of this partnership, the “Singapore Gold Cup” has been renamed “Longines Singapore Gold Cup”. This inaugural race took place on 14 November 2010.
The Longines Singapore Gold Cup is the crown jewel of the local turf. With prize money of S$1.35 million, this domestic Group One race is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious races in the region. A Longines Admiral Chronograph was also awarded to the winning jockey, to the horse-trainer and horse-owner to recognize their merit.
Glen Boss on Risky Business made history as they emerged victorious in the inaugural race. Trained by Steven Burridge, Risky Business is joining the realm of local racing legends immortalized by their triumphs in this high profile race. This milestone race was attended by the Patron of the Club, the nation’s head of state, His Excellency Mr S R Nathan, Longines President, Mr. Walter von Känel, Longines Ambassadress of Elegance, Ms. Denise Keller and 300 guests.
The Singapore Gold Cup
Traditionally, the Singapore Gold Cup is designated as an annual Charity Race Day. This year, Longines raised funds for APSN Chao Yang School, one of the social service programmes supported by Community Chest through the Longines Singapore Gold Cup Charity luncheon. A total amount of S$ 266’832 was raised to support the cause. Besides outright donations and table sales, funds were also raised through a charity auction of a Longines PrimaLuna Thousand and One Nights timepiece and six rocking horses embellished with art created by the students of Chao Yang School and Longines Ambassadors of Elegance, Ms. Chi Ling Lin and Ms. Denise Keller.
“Community Chest is grateful to Longines for the partnership through the Longines Singapore Gold Cup. We need continual support from donors to ensure that our beneficiaries, including children with special needs, can continue to benefit from critical social service programmes that equip them with the necessary skills for independence and integration into society,” said Mr Phillip Tan, Member, Community Chest Committee and Vice-President, National Council of Social Service Board.
For over 178 years Longines has long established its brand image which equates to elegance, and also firmly focuses the brand’s core objective on raising global awareness and charity involvements.