The 2020 Longines World Racing Awards ceremony will be held virtually on Tuesday, 26 January 2021, in London at 10pm (Hong Kong time). Internationally renowned presenter Francesca Cumani will host the online show from the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket, England.
The event, which is organised by the Swiss watch brand Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), represents the epitome of horseracing.
In this eighth edition, the ceremony will celebrate the Longines World’s Best Racehorse, the Longines World’s Best Horse Race and – new to this particular event – the Longines World’s Best Jockey of the 2020 season.
The ceremony will be released on multiple digital platforms including the social media accounts from Longines and the IFHA, as well as World Horse Racing.
The ceremony will honour the highest-rated horses in the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings 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. Additionally, the 2020 Longines World’s Best Jockey, Frankie Dettori, will be honoured during this function.
The function can be watched via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=519M5jiraq8&feature=youtu.be.