Longines Official Timekeeper at Preakness Stakes


longinespreak150At the conclusion of Oxbow’s upset victory at last weekend’s Preakness Stakes, Longines, the race’s official timekeeper and watch, ceremoniously awarded Oxbow’s owner, trainer and jockey with watches from the Longines Saint-Imier Collection in the winner’s circle at Maryland’s Pimlico Race Course.

Juan-Carlos Capelli, vice president and head of international marketing for Longines and Jennifer Judkins, U.S. brand manager, awarded Erin Kelley, daughter of owner Brad Kelley; Trainer D. Wayne Lukas; and Jockey Gary Stevens with the watches after the 15-1 longshot surprised the crowd with his upset victory.

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Longines had a prominent presence on the day of the race, including a large Longines chronograph clock at the finish line. The brand also hosted the Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Fashion Contest, placed a digital “Longines Preakness Stakes Countdown Clock” on the official Preakness Stakes website, and served as the presenting partner of the International Pavilion. Located at the finish line, the International Pavilion selects a different country each year to serve as the host nation with its respective embassy and ambassador serving as Honorary Host. The embassy of Japan, with Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, served as the 2013 host nation.

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  1. Jennifer Winslow

    My girlfriends and I would like to participate in the 2015 Longines Most Elegant Woman at Preakness Stakes competition. Is it by invitation only?

    Thank you!

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