During the Longines Irish Champions Weekend this weekend, equestrian enthusiasts from all over the world dress up carefully and attend Leopardstown and Calle ( Curragh) race, held in hopes of winning the Longines Prize for Elegance.
Saturday and Sunday elegance award winners Ciara Murphy and Anna Maguire were awarded a Longines DolceVita watch, while Lawson Mpame and Chris Bonini were awarded the Longines Master Collection respectively. One watch.
On the other side of the racetrack, the competition is also fierce, with top horses and jockeys from around the world showing outstanding performance in the Longines Irish Championship Weekend. On Saturday, Longines’ focus event ‘QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes’ was won by Christophe Soumillon, the rider of ‘Almanzor’; and the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger race at Calle, Sunday Frankie Dettori of ‘Wicklow Brave’ won the championship. Frankie Dettori won the “Longines World Best Jockey 2015” award in Hong Kong last December.