On 15th November, equestrian enthusiasts were treated to an afternoon of unrivalled glamour and breath-taking action at the sixth instalment of the Longines Singapore Gold Cup. Considered to be the oldest and most established horse race in Singapore, it was nothing short of a nail-biting experience as 16 jockeys pit their thoroughbred steeds against each other. It was jockey R. Shafiq and his remarkable thoroughbred Cooptado that sealed the victory. Apart from the impressive $1.35 million prize purse, both R. Shafiq and co-owner Patrick Shaw were also presented with handsome Longines timepieces.
The thrilling race was not all that guests were regaled with that afternoon. Off the tracks, Longines revealed its new 2015 DolceVita collection- a reinterpretation of the original Longines DolceVita collection. DolceVita –which means ‘sweet life’ in Italian –remains one of Longines’ best-selling collections since its inception in 1997. It was designed with the joyful, jubilant and jaunty woman in mind. This year’s interpretation features an exquisite union of geometric lines and soft curves.
In keeping with the spirit of Dolce Vita, guests had a taste of the Italian high life as Longines masterfully converted the venue into a plush Tuscan garden. Arrangements of beautiful flowers created a lavish surrounding reminiscent of a beautiful garden in the Italian Versailles. Guests were also quite literally treated to the ‘sweet life’ as artisanal gelato in a smorgasbord of flavours were served.
As with all other equestrian affairs, the Longines Singapore Gold Cup saw many guests dressed in their Sunday best. With poise and elegance serving as the backbone of these events, the best dressed guest walked away with an exquisite Longines timepiece as a prize.