Wednesday, December 22, 2021Contact: Andrew Chesser
Longines World Racing Awards Ceremony Set for January

The 2021 Longines World Racing Awards will be held virtually on Tuesday, 25 January 2022. The ninth edition of the ceremony will celebrate the Longines World’s Best Racehorse, the Longines World’s Best Horse Race, and the Longines World’s Best Jockey of the 2021 season. The event is organised by the Swiss watch brand Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).
The Longines World Racing Awards will be released on multiple digital platforms including the social media accounts from Longines and the IFHA. The ceremony will reveal the highest-rated horses in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for the year as well as the Longines World’s Best Horse Race.
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. In the previous edition, Ghaiyyath (IRE) was crowned the Longines World’s Best Racehorse, while the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) was named the Longines World’s Best Horse Race.
Ryan Moore, the 2021 Longines World’s Best Jockey, will also be honoured during the ceremony. The awarding of the Longines World’s Best Jockey title is based upon performances in the 100 highest-rated Group 1 and Grade 1 races as established for the year by the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Committee. The scoring incorporates races from 1 December of the previous year until 30 November of the current year.
The full list and further information on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are available on the IFHA website

About Longines

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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About IFHA

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:

    • Making and amending the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing and Wagering (the IABRW)
    • 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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