Australian Hugh Bowman receives the 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey Award in Hong Kong
Hong Kong (Hong Kong) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), December 8, 2017 – Australian jockey Hugh Bowman was crowned “2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey” tonight, in a ceremony held during the annual Longines Hong Kong International Races Gala dinner hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. After a remarkable season, which concluded with a win in the Japan Cup in association with Longines, Bowman claimed the title with 142 points, finishing ahead of Ryan Moore (124 points) and Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori (86 points), who are both previous winners of the award. In recognition for his great achievement, Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities presented Bowman with a Longines timepiece as well as a crystal vase.
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