After a break last year, we are back in St. Moritz for White Turf 2022! The thrilling horse race on the frozen Lake St. Moritz is a major event. But not just one with Champagne on ice for the rich and beautiful. It is an annual event where race-horse owners, trainers and jockeys from all over the world meet up as well as being an unmissable fixture on the calendar for local people. Let's dive into this fascinating world - together with Longines!
Thanks to perfect weather, as well as impeccable snow and ice conditions on Lake St. Moritz, 9'000 spectators made their way to the lake on this beautiful Sunday. After the first flat race, one of the first highlights takes place: The Credit Suisse skijoring. Praetorius, one of the favorites, loses his rider right at the start. Vienna Woods takes advantage and wins easily against Sociopath.
Up next is the GP Longines. Here, the horses compete in a flat race over 1'800 metres. Jockey Sibylle Vogt immediately takes the lead with Mordred and never relinquishes it. The Hungarian guest Arktisz comes in second ahead of Nimrod, a former winner of the Grand Prix of St. Moritz.
The evening before the White Turf, Longines CEO Matthias Breschan gives us an overview of Longines novelties to be released in 2022. Among them will be new Legend Diver models. We are really excited to share more with you soon. We can already tell you that the brand will continue to build on its rich history and release some amazing timepieces that are inspired by Longines' past. Stay tuned for more!
Once again we are lucky enough to spend a few days at the wonderful Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski St. Moritz while attending the White Turf. Set in an iconic 1864 building, this five-star hotel combines European luxury, excellent service and world-class events in the Swiss Alps. In a breathtaking mountain setting, we can recharge and relax while being close to nature and the frozen lake.
While we are here, we explore the Swiss winter wonderland with the Range Rover Velar. There are so many wonderful things to discover around St. Moritz. From snow-covered mountains to rivers with clear water and historic buildings.
Do you want to discover exclusive Longines timepieces? Then we recommend you to visit their new flagship boutique in Geneva!