Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Group One Race
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

France's most prestigious horse race
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
Paris, France
Inaugurated:1920
Race typeThoroughbred
Website:Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Race information
Distance2400 meters (1½ miles)
TrackTurf, Right-handed
QualificationOpen: Colts & Fillies
3 years old & up
WeightWeight for age
Purse€2,000,000 (as of 2007)
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a Group 1 flat race for three-year-old and above thoroughbred horses (excluding geldings). It is run over a distance of 2,400 metres (approximately 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf at Longchamp Racecourse, Paris, France on the first Sunday in October. Often called "The Arc", it is one of the French racing season's four Classic races and is the major end-of-season middle-distance challenge race in Europe. With a purse of €2,000,000 for the 2007 running, the race often brings together the winners of many of the top-class races in England, Ireland, France and other parts of Europe.

The race was inaugurated in 1920 when it was run in celebration of the Allies' victory in World War I.

The first-ever race run at Longchamp was on Sunday, April 27, 1857 in front of a massive crowd. The Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugénie were present, having sailed down the Seine River on their private yacht to watch the third race. Until 1930, many Parisians came to the track down the river on steamboats and various other vessels, the trip taking around an hour to the Pont de Suresnes.
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Races at Longchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867
The royal couple joined Prince Jerome Bonaparte and his son Prince Napoleon in the Royal Enclosure alongside the Prince of Nassau, Prince Murat and the Duke of Morny, an avid racegoer. Non-aristocratic members of the upper classes were not permitted into the Royal enclosure and had to be content with watching from their barouche carriages on the lawn.

Following World War II, on July 14, 1949, the Societe d'Encouragement with the Loterie Nationale published the conditions for a new Prix de l'Arc du Triomphe. A purse of 25 millions francs was set, making it once again the richest Weight for Age race in Europe. That inaugural race was won by "Coronation", a filly bred by the great French horse breeder Marcel Boussac whose horses won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe a total of six times.

Longchamp racecourse is right handed, in a large horse-shoe loop that rises gently initially before gradually descending down to the long right-hand bend, which leads to the 500 metres (2½ furlongs) finishing straight.

Historical notes and records

France Galop records the following: Most wins by a trainer: Most wins by a jockey: Six horses have won the race twice:

Trivia

  • 1947 The winner, Le Paillon, was a top-class hurdler who was runner-up in that year's Champion Hurdle and won the French equivalent race.

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
1920Comrade3Frank BullockPeter GilpinEvremond de Saint-Alary2:39.0
1921Ksar3George SternWalter R. WaltonMme Edmond Blanc2:34.8
1922Ksar4Frank BullockWalter R. WaltonMme Edmond Blanc2:38.8
1923Parth3Frank O'NeillJames H. CrawfordA. Kingsley Macomber2:38.2
1924Massine4Albert SharpeElijah CunningtonHenry Ternynck2:40.8
1925Priori3Marcel AllemandPercy CarterComte Gerard de Chavagnac2:33.8
1926Biribi3Domingo TorteroloJuan TorteroloSimon Guthmann2:32.8
1927Mon Talisman3Charles SemblatFrank CarterEdouard Martinez de Hoz2:32.8
1928Kantar3Arthur EslingRichard CarverOgden L. Mills2:38.8
1929Ortello3Paolo CaprioliWilly CarterGiuseppe del Montel2:42.8
1930Motrico5Marcel FruhinsholtzMaurice d'OkhuysenVicomte Max de Rivaud2:44.8
1931Pearl Cap3Charles SemblatFrank CarterMlle Diana Esmond2:38.8
1932Motrico7Charles SemblatMaurice d'OkhuysenVicomte Max de Rivaud2:44.6
1933Crapom3Paolo CaprioliFrederico RegoliMario Crespi2:41.6
1934Brantôme3Charles BouillonLucien RobertEdouard A. de Rothschild2:41.8
1935Samos3Walter SibbrittFrank CarterEvremond de Saint-Alary2:42.6
1936Corrida4Charlie ElliottJohn E. WattsMarcel Boussac2:38.6
1937Corrida5Charlie ElliottJohn E. WattsMarcel Boussac2:33.9
1938Eclair au Chocolat3Charles BouillonLucien RobertEdouard A. de Rothschild2:39.8
1939no race 1939-40
1941Le Pacha3Paul FrancolonJohn CunningtonPhilippe Gund2:36.2
1942Djebel5Jacques DoyasbèreCharles SemblatMarcel Boussac2:37.9
1943Verso II *3Guy DuforezCharles CloutComte Hubert de Chambure2:33.4
1944Ardan *3Jacques DoyasbèreCharles SemblatMarcel Boussac2:35.0
1945Nikellora3Rae JohnstoneRené PelatMme Robert Patureau2:34.8
1946Caracalla4Charlie ElliottCharles SemblatMarcel Boussac2:33.3
1947Le Paillon5Fernand RochettiWilliam HeadMme Lucienne Aurousseau2:33.4
1948Migoli4Charles SmirkeFrank ButtersHH Aga Khan III2:31.6
1949Coronation3Roger PoinceletCharles SemblatMarcel Boussac2:33.2
1950Tantieme3Jacques DoyasbèreFrançois MathetFrançois Dupré2:34.2
1951Tantieme4Jacques DoyasbèreFrançois MathetFrançois Dupré2:32.8
1952Nuccio4Roger PoinceletAlec HeadHH Aga Khan III2:39.8
1953La Sorellina3Maurice LarraunEtienne PolletPaul Duboscq2:31.8
1954Sica Boy3Rae JohnstonePierre PelatMme Jean Cochery2:36.3
1955Ribot3Enrico CamiciUgo PencoMario della Rocchetta2:35.6
1956Ribot4Enrico CamiciUgo PencoMario della Rocchetta2:34.8
1957Oroso4Serge BoullengerDaniel LescalleRaoul Meyer2:33.4
1958Ballymoss4Scobie BreasleyVincent O'BrienJohn McShain2:37.9
1959Saint Crespin3George MooreAlec HeadPrince Aly Khan2:33.3
1960Puissant Chef3Maxime GarciaCharles BartholomewHenry Aubert2:44.0
1961Molvedo3Enrico CamiciArmando MaggiEgidio Verga2:38.4
1962Soltikoff3Marcel DepalmasRené PelatSimone Del Duca2:30.9
1963Exbury4Jean DeforgeGeoffroy WatsonGuy de Rothschild2:35.0
1964Prince Royal3Roger PoinceletGeorges BridglandRex C. Ellsworth2:35.5
1965Sea Bird3Pat GlennonEtienne PolletJean Ternynck2:35.5
1966Bon Mot III3Freddy HeadWilliam HeadWalter Burmann2:39.8
1967Topyo3Bill PyersCharles BartholomewSuzy Volterra2:38.2
1968Vaguely Noble3Bill WilliamsonEtienne PolletMrs Robert A Franklyn2:35.2
1969Levmoss4Bill WilliamsonSeamus McGrathSeamus McGrath2:29.0
1970Sassafrás3Yves Saint-MartinFrançois MathetArpad Plesch2:29.7
1971Mill Reef3Geoff LewisIan BaldingPaul Mellon2:28.3
1972San San3Freddy HeadAngel Penna, Sr.Comtesse Margit Batthyany2:28.3
1973Rheingold4Lester PiggottBarry HillsHenry Zeisel2:35.8
1974Allez France4Yves Saint-MartinAngel Penna, Sr.Daniel Wildenstein2:36.9
1975Star Appeal5Greville StarkeyTheo GrieperWaldemar Zeitelhack2:33.6
1976Ivanjica4Freddy HeadAlec HeadJacques Wertheimer2:39.4
1977Alleged3Lester PiggottVincent O'BrienRobert Sangster2:30.6
1978Alleged4Lester PiggottVincent O'BrienRobert Sangster2:36.5
1979Three Troikas3Freddy HeadCriquette HeadGhislaine Head2:28.9
1980Detroit3Pat EdderyOlivier DouïebRobert Sangster2:28.0
1981Gold River4Gary W. MooreAlec HeadJacques Wertheimer2:35.2
1982Akiyda3Yves Saint-MartinFrançois MathetHH Aga Khan IV2:37.0
1983All Along4Walter SwinburnPatrick BianconeDaniel Wildenstein2:28.1
1984Sagace4Yves Saint-MartinPatrick BianconeDaniel Wildenstein2:39.1
1985Rainbow Quest *4Pat EdderyJeremy TreeKhalid Abdullah2:29.5
1986Dancing Brave3Pat EdderyGuy HarwoodKhalid Abdullah2:27.7
1987Trempolino3Pat EdderyAndré FabrePaul de Moussac2:26.3
1988Tony Bin5John ReidLuigi CamiciVeronica del Bono Gaucci2:27.3
1989Carroll House4Michael KinaneMichael JarvisAntonio Balzarini2:30.8
1990Saumarez3Gérald MosséNicolas ClémentBruce McNall2:29.8
1991Suave Dancer3Cash AsmussenJohn HammondHenri Chalhoub2:31.4
1992Subotica4Thierry JarnetAndré FabreOlivier Lecerf2:39.0
1993Urban Sea4Eric Saint-MartinJean LesbordesDavid Tsui2:37.9
1994Carnegie3Thierry JarnetAndré FabreSheikh Mohammed2:31.1
1995Lammtarra3Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorSheikh Saeed2:31.8
1996Helissio3Olivier PeslierElie LelloucheEnrique Sarasola2:29.9
1997Peintre Célèbre3Olivier PeslierAndré FabreDaniel Wildenstein2:24.6
1998Sagamix3Olivier PeslierAndré FabreJean-Luc Lagardère2:34.5
1999Montjeu3Michael KinaneJohn HammondMichael Tabor2:38.5
2000Sinndar3Johnny MurtaghJohn OxxHH Aga Khan IV2:25.8
2001Sakhee4Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin2:36.1
2002Marienbard5Frankie DettoriSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin2:26.7
2003Dalakhani3Christophe SoumillonAlain de Royer-DupréHH Aga Khan IV2:32.3
2004Bago3Thierry GilletJonathan PeaseNiarchos family2:25.0
2005Hurricane Run3Kieren FallonAndré FabreMichael Tabor2:27.4
2006Rail Link3Stéphane PasquierAndré FabreKhalid Abdullah2:26.3
2007Dylan Thomas4Kieren FallonAidan O'BrienSue Magnier & Michael Tabor2:28.5
* The 1943 and 1944 races took place at Tremblay over a distance of 2,300 metres (1 mile 3½ furlongs).
* Sagace finished first in 1985 but was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

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