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LONGINES, ROYAL ASCOT 2013; JUNE 2013.

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One of Europe's most prestigious race meetings, Royal Ascot is attended each year by a roll call of the great and the good, with British royalty turning out in force over the event's five days. This year was watch manufacturer Longines' seventh in succession as official partner and timekeeper, and to mark the milestone the brand's Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was invited to enjoy the equestrian action alongside Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing Juan Carlos Capelli and Brand Director UK Katrina Jones. They also had the honour of presenting jockey Johnny Murtagh with his prize for winning the King's Stand Stakes on his horse Sole Power. The highlight of this year's Royal Ascot, however, was the thrilling victory by the Queen's horse Estimate in the event's premier race, the Gold Cup, – the first win for a reigning monarch in 207 years.