Prix de L’arc Triomphe
The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. It is open to three-year-olds and upwards over a mile and a half and takes place on the first Sunday in October.
- In 2020 the Prix de L’arc Triomphe Festival is from October 3rd-4th.
- The Prix de L’arc Triomphe race is at 4:05 pm (local time France), Sunday | October 4 | 2020
The race is usually staged at Longchamp but was run at Chantilly in 2016-2017 while Longchamp underwent a complete refurbishment. In 2019 the race returns to Longchamp racecourse.
The gates will open at 11am (local time in France).
The Prix de l’Arc is currently the second world’s richest turf race (£4.4 million), after The Everest race in Australia (£13.3 million). The Arc is also fifth-richest horse race in the world, only the Saudi Cup (£16.1 million), Dubai World Cup (£9.6 million), the Pegasus World Cup (£7.2 million) and the Everest carry greater prize money. The Arc is the highlight of the weekend which features nine Group 1 races over various distances.
The 2019 race will be at Longchamp Paris
Enable is the Prix de L’Arc 2018 winner
Longchamp Paris is the official racecourse of Prix de L’arc Triomphe. The spectacular course provides racegoers with new and elegant stands, due to the renovations from 2016-2018, by the architect Dominique Perrault.
From 2016-2018 the Prix de L’arc Triomphe was at the stunning Chantilly racecourse.
The Racecourse Renovation in 2018
Before the renovations, Longchamp main horse area was 57 hectares and over 46 starting posts. The capacity of the racecourse was up to 50,000 horse racing attendants.
From April 8, 2018, the awaited new Longchamp Paris was complete. The new racecourse now has a capacity of 60,000 racegoers and grew from 57 hectares to 60. The entire rebuild cost €150 million.
The Arc and Longchamp
The first Arc race was in Longchamp in 1920 and won by a 3-year old colt. Besides from the mentioned renovations from 2016-2018, all the Prix de L’arc Triomphe races were at Longchamp, even in World War 2.
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The present sponsor of the Arc is the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, completed in 2008. The sponsorship doubled the prize money from €2-€4 million.
The Prix du Jockey Club – A French Classic Race
During the first week of June, Chantilly hosts the Prix du Jockey Club, the third of the French racing season’s five Classic Races. It is also referred to as the French Derby, although the distance is now ten furlongs instead of the traditional twelve.
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2019 Winner
The shocking winner of Prix de L’arc Triomphe 2019 is Waldgeist (16/1), trained by Andre Fabre. The dream of an historic hat-trick of Enable has been shattered by a ruthless finish from Waldgeist. The final results of the Prix de L’arc Triomphe 2019:
- Waldgeist –1st (16/1)
- Enable – 2nd (8/13)
- Sottsass – 3rd (8/1)
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Runners and Odds 2020
See the Ante Post runners and odds for Prix de L’arc de Triomphe 2020, including last years favourite, Enable.
Pick Your Runner
- Enable – 6/1
- Logician – 14/1
- Sottsass – 16/1
- Japan – 16/1
- Mogul – 20/1
- Victor Ludorum – 20/1
- Star Catcher – 25/1
- Stradivarius – 33/1
- Saturnalia – 33/1
- Palace Pier – 33/1
- Military March – 40/1
See the prix de l’arc 2019 racecard or view our tips for the 2019 race.
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