Arc de Triomphe tips and trends: Our guide to all the runners (2023)

You need a thick skin and ear muffs to be a handicapper but it’s hard to feel much sympathy for the French assessors right now after they effectively prevented Verry Elleegant running in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday.

The multiple Group One winner and 2021 Melbourne Cup heroine has not been at her best in two starts this season since being switched to the yard of Francis Graffard in France. But the French number crunchers have basically ignored her impressive back catalogue and scored a spectacular own goal, with inferior horses above her in the pecking order.

It is little wonder that Francis Graffard vented his fury on Wednesday, when he also rightly questioned why the American-owned La Parisienne had been rated so lowly, which also led to the French Oaks runner-up not making the cut. Click here to read and hear what he had to say.

Verry Elleegant would have been a most unlikely Arc winner but that’s not the point. She was worthy of a starting slot and would have added another layer of intrigue to a race that everyone around the world wants to win.

Here’s how the five nations with runners are shaping up, with the best odds available in brackets. Soft ground or worse is on the cards with the going already described as soft and heavy rain forecast in Paris on Saturday.

🇫🇷 France: Classic generation hold key

Overall record: 68 wins in 100 Arc renewals. Possible runners: 9

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How good was Vadeni's Eclipse performance, when he beat Mishriff?

The home team’s grip has slipped in recent years, as they’ve won only five of the past 13 renewals. Arc maestro Andre Fabre provided one of those recent victories via Waldgeist in 2019 but the days when he dominated the race – he scooped the spoils seven times between 1987 and 2006 – are over.

The serial French champion relies on Mare Australis (33-1), confusingly a five-year-old entire, with his other intended runner, True Testament, not making the cut. Mare Australis finished well adrift of Alpinista in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud last time and it's difficult to see him making much impression from his draw in stall 19.

France’s three-year-olds probably hold the key to their chances.

Vadeni (9-1) was a runaway winner of this year’s French Derby before following up in the Coral-Eclipse and not getting the rub of the green when third in the Irish Champion Stakes. His pedigree gives him prospects of staying but his hold-up style of racing will leave him a hostage to fortune and his connections had seemed fairly adamant he would run in the Champion Stakes until it was revealed that Baaeed would be heading to Ascot.

Onesto (14-1) was well adrift of Vedani in the French Derby but he had little chance to show what he could do after being held up in rear from an unfavourable draw. It wasn’t a surprise, at least to me, when he turned the tables in the Irish Champion and, having already proven his stamina for a mile and a half with victory in the Grand Prix de Paris, he commands respect, even if he will again face his Leopardstown conqueror in Luxembourg.

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Al Hakeem (28-1) was another who had little chance in the French Derby the way it unfolded and, in the circumstances, he did well to be a staying-on fourth. He’s since landed a Group Two prize in Deauville and is clearly smart. His pedigree points to potential stamina imitations but he stayed on well enough at Chantilly and his odds are chunky given his ability.

Mickael Barzalona reflects on Sealiway's win on Champions Day

Sealiway (66-1) was a never-nearer fifth in the Arc last year - when trying the trip for the first time and perhaps ridden too cautiously - having previously chased home St Mark’s Basilica in the French Derby. He went on to land the Champion Stakes at Ascot just 13 days after his exertions in the Arc and, while he’s not managed to get his head in front this term sticking to 9f/10f, the second half of his season has been geared around this race and, well served by soft ground, he demands a second look at outlandish odds.

Bubble Gift (80-1) probably had a bit more left to give when eighth in the Arc last year but you need to take quite a leap to believe he can hit the jackpot this time, although his odds do not reflect that he finished little more than a length behind Alpinista at Saint-Cloud in July. He has more going for him than Grand Glory (80-1), who was an also-ran in the Prix Vermeille.

VERDICT: There’s depth to the home challenge, although none are shorter than 9-1. Onesto seems sure to run well, while Al Hakeem and Sealiway look underestimated in the market.

🇬🇧 Britain: day of destiny dawns for Alpinista

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Overall record: 15 wins. Possible runners: 5

Baaeed would have been a hot favourite had he travelled over from Britain, while it’s a huge pity that we haven’t seen Desert Crown, the fluent Derby winner, since his success at Epsom. Pyledriver, the King George winner, and Hukum, the Coronation Cup victor, are other notable absentees.

In their absence, it feels Britain is sending something of a B Team, although that’s unfair on the admirable Alpinista, who has thrived on her racing and is seeking a sixth successive Group One triumph.

Sir Mark Prescott seemed in the first instance to identify some soft targets at the highest level on foreign shores for the Frankel filly, although her defeat of Torquator Tasso (unlucky in running) in Germany last summer took on greater relevance when the runner-up subsequently won the Arc.

Alpinista’s latest success in the Yorkshire Oaks, when showing a good attitude to fend off Oaks winner Tuesday, confirmed what a willing attitude she has, although both the runner-up and third home have since let the form down. She’s clearly made great strides since winning only two of her first seven races (including a Group Three reverse at Longchamp) and should have no excuses from stall 6 but this looks by far her toughest assignment and, no bigger than 6-1, she’s not for me.

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Westover romped home at The Curragh

Another of Frankel’s progeny, Westover (10-1), drawn next to Alpinista in stall 7, fluffed his lines badly in the King George, having previously run away with the Irish Derby at The Curragh after an unlucky third in the Derby at Epsom. Much will depend on which version of him turns up but his supporters can take some comfort from the fact that two other colts who carried the silks of Prince Khalid Abdullah – Rainbow Quest and Workforce – were beaten at Ascot before triumphing in Paris.

John and Thady Gosden are set to be double-handed in Mishriff (28-1) and Mostahdaf (50-1), drawn together in stalls 17 and 16 respectively. The former’s globetrotting exploits have enabled him to become one of the sport’s highest-ever earners but a soft-ground Arc is unlikely to see to best advantage given his very best efforts have been achieved over shorter on faster terrain. Mostahdaf got back on track by winning the September Stakes last time but the four-year-old has never previously tackled a Group One and looks a poor substitute for Baaeed, who is in the same ownership.

Alenquer (100-1) was only ninth last year and was most disappointing in the Irish Champion.

VERDICT: Alpinista seems sure to make another bold bid, while Westover will be a threat to all if the King George was merely a blip.

🇮🇪 Ireland: O’Brien banking on Luxembourg

Overall record: 8 wins. Possible runners: 2

Not for the first time, the Irish challenge hangs on the shoulders of Aidan O’Brien and the Coolmore operation.

Six years have slipped by since Found, Highland Reel and Order Of St George gave O’Brien a famous 1-2-3, when the race was run at Chantilly, but he won’t be repeating that feat this weekend as he relies on Luxembourg (9-2 fav) and Broome (80-1). The latter, eleventh last year, and successful in just one of the 14 Group One races he has contested, merely looks to be making up the numbers.

O’Brien’s other Arc winner has been Dylan Thomas, who was four when edging home under Kieren Fallon in 2007.

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It means the master trainer has still never won the Arc with a three-year-old, which seems astonishing given that, for starters, he’s had eight Derby winners, ten Oaks winners, 14 Irish Derby winners and six Irish Oaks winners. Throw in a French Derby and Oaks winner and it all adds up to a stack of Classic quality that, collectively, has been unable to win in Paris on the first Sunday in October.

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Thirty-one of O’Brien’s 52 Arc runners, stretching back to 1999, have been three-year-olds and none have finished closer than the third achieved by High Chaparral in 2002. That Derby winner went off at 11-5, with two more Epsom heroes for the trainer – Camelot and Ruler Of The World – being among his other beaten challengers.

They went off at single-figure odds, as did Milan, Soldier Of Fortune, Fame And Glory, Winter, Kew Gardens, Japan and Snowfall when they were defeated.

Has Luxembourg got what it takes to put the record straight?

The Camelot colt, drawn in 8, looks to have plenty going for him after his tenacious victory in the Irish Champion Stakes last time, with his only defeat in six starts coming when a staying-on third in the 2000 Guineas. He promises to stay a mile and a half and seems impervious to ground conditions, plus will have the assistance of two-time Arc-winning jockey Ryan Moore.

But doubts persist. By all accounts, he had a tough training schedule in the build-up to the Irish Champion, as a consequence of an injury earlier this year, and you wonder whether he will recoil or resent another battle less than a month later. Also, he can race a little on/off the bridle and in the hurly-burly of a 20-runner Arc that could be problematical.

For what it is worth, the last three-year-old colt to win was Golden Horn in 2015. And for those of you who like their trivia to link the past with the present, O'Brien's first Arc runner, Gengis Khan, was used as a pacemaker for 1999 winner Montjeu, trained by John Hammond. Montjeu is one of Luxembourg's grandads.

VERDICT: Luxembourg ticks several boxes but the stats are not encouraging and he’s not been missed by the bookmakers.

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🇯🇵 Japan: Titleholder seeks to end quest

Overall record: 0 wins. Possible runners: 4

Is this the year when Japan finally get their cherished Arc winner? We seem to have been asking the same question ever since 1999 when El Condor Passo started second favourite, only to find Montjeu half a length too strong.

The subsequent defeats of such as Deep Impact, Nakayama Festa and Orfevre have only added to the years of hurt. In footballing terms, Japan have hit every part of the woodwork and had another shot cleared off the line. It can only be a matter of time before they find the back of the net, can’t it?

Titleholder (9-1) is their big hope this time, having raised his game since finishing sixth in last year’s Japan Derby.

He was subsequently a wide-margin winner of the Japanese St Leger and arrives after successive Group One wins over contrasting trips – 2m and then 1m 3f. The latter win was gained in a course record, while Deep Bond, a seven-length runner-up on the first occasion and four lengths third on the second, gives us some kind of yardstick as he won last year’s Prix Foy before failing to reproduce that running in the Arc.

Soft ground is an unknown for Titleholder but his dam was by Motivator, whose stock enjoy plenty of give. He was, of course, also the sire of two-time Arc winner Treve. We also know Titleholder's stamina won’t ebb away given his effectiveness over further. He looks a resolute galloper and seems to hit the ground pretty hard, so it may even be that softer conditions will show him in an even better light. Stall 10 means he's in the centre of all the action.

If Japan racegoers attend in any numbers, they will back him off the boards. Take an early price, and don't rely on his SP.

Deep Bond (80-1) has already been used as a punchbag by Titleholder a couple of times in the past year, while Japan Derby winner Do Deuce (40-1) was below-par when encountering a softer surface in the Prix Niel, albeit he might have needed the run after four months off. The globetrotting Stay Foolish (80-1) upstaged Manobo in the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan in March but he’d be the first seven-year-old to prevail in 90 years.

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VERDICT: Titleholder looks to have the blend of pace and stamina required for an Arc and, generally ridden forward, will be a live contender if handling ground conditions.

🇩🇪 Germany: Torquator Tasso team eye famous double

Overall record: 3 wins. Possible runners: 2

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German challengers have won the Arc when barely anyone has given them a second thought. Star Appeal was famously 118-1 when winning for them in 1975, while Torquator Tasso was 72-1 when triumphing last year. In between, Danedream obliged at 20-1.

Torquator Tasso (7-1) won on merit last year, finishing with a flourish to defeat a top-class field in testing conditions. He’s not reproduced that form this year, including when chasing home Pyledriver in the King George, but is likely to relish getting back on deeper ground.

Frankie Dettori, seeking a seventh Arc success, had a getting-to-know-you spin on him in the Grosser Preis Von Baden last time, when beaten a neck by Medocino.

There seems to be a presumption that Torquator Tasso, drawn wide in 18, will turn the tables, with Medocino a whopping 40-1 with William Hill and a general 25-1 elsewhere.

The gulf in prices is absurd, especially when you consider that Medocino, who will jump from gate 1, was beaten under a length by Alpinista when they clashed at Munich in November.

Treve and Enable have been back-to-back winners in recent years but the last colt to achieve the feat was Alleged in 1977-78.

VERDICT: If you like one, then you have to also like the other after their good scrap last time. It’s difficult to comprehend why there is such a gulf in their prices.

Draw stats: lower, or higher?

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Where do you want to be drawn in a 20-runner Arc? Logic decrees that those drawn low will be at an advantage as they can stick to the rail and go the shortest route, while those drawn high face an uncomfortable choice between staying wide or using up early petrol to get across into a better position.

However, it’s rarely that simple. Those drawn lowest run the risk of getting hemmed in, while those higher can actually find more room to find stride and manouevre. The only winner from stall 1 this century has been the brilliant Zarkava in 2008.

The best horse usually wins and, if he or she doesn’t, it’s not because of where they started. Perhaps the one recent exception came in 2018 when Enable got a lovely prominent passage around from stall 6 in the 19-runner line-up while the fast-finishing runner-up, Sea Of Class, had a torrid time from 15. The latter would have been ahead in another stride or two.

Enable (Evens) was becoming the fifth horse this century to win from stall 6 after Solemia (33-1), Sea The Stars (4-6), Dylan Thomas (11-2) and Hurricane Run (11-4). Alpinista will jump from the golden gate this time, plus is chasing a sixth successive Group One win and is available at 6-1. Forgive Sir Mark Prescott if he walk into Longchamp humming Iron Maiden’s The Number Of The Beast.

Torquator Tasso won from stall 12 last year but he and Frankie Dettori will jump from 18 this time. Dalakhani won from the widest stall of all (14) in 2003, while Treve hacked up from 15 in 2013. And Ofevre looked like bolting up from 18 for Japan in 2012, only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Dettori showed a touch of genius when winning from stall 14 on Golden Horn in 2015, staying wide through the early stages before working his way across. The jockey’s other record haul of Arc wins have been achieved from stalls 7, 15, 3, 2 (at Chantilly) and 6.

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Luxembourg supporters can have no grumbles about his draw in 8 – Workforce won from there in 2010 – and, similarly, there should be no excuses for Japan’s No 1 hope, Titleholder, from gate 10, even though some may regard it as a bad omen as it’s where Nakayama Festa broke from when beaten a head by Workforce 12 years ago.

Andy's overall verdict

The Arc can be a rough race with nerve and good fortune often required in equal measure. That seems certain on Sunday, with 20 runners and testing ground likely to be a source of hard-luck stories. Those drawn low will perceived to be at an advantage but a swift start is often more important. It's not easy to get a complete grip on the merit of TITLEHOLDER but he's twice thumped Deep Bond in the past year and that horse was good enough to land last year's Prix Foy, when such as Broome and Skalleti were adrift. He doesn't look short of speed or stamina and Japan have enjoyed fabulous success at the Breeders' Cup and in Dubai in the past year. Deep going is an unknown for him but he hits the ground pretty hard and the stock of his grandsire, Motivator, who include dual Treve, are in their element in the mud.



What is the best draw in the Arc de Triomphe? ›

Since 1980 stall two has been the most successful draw with six winners breaking from that starting gate, with stall six producing five winners. Stalls four and 14 are equal third with four winners apiece.

What time is the arc on Sunday? ›

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2022 date and start time

The latest renewal of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is scheduled to be run at Longchamp in Paris, France on Sunday, October 2 2022 at 3.05pm.

Is the Arc de Triomphe on TV? ›

What channel is the 2022 Arc de Triomphe on? The Arc will be broadcast live on ITV main channel and Sky Sports Racing. ITV coverage will be live from 1-3.30pm. Sky Sports Racing (channel 415) will have all the build-up and coverage of the races before and after.

Which horse won the Arc de Triomphe? ›

The 2022 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp Racecourse on Sunday 2 October 2022. It was the 101st running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The race was won by Kirsten Rausing's five-year-old mare Alpinista, trained in Britain by Sir Mark Prescott and ridden by Luke Morris.

Who is the Favourite for the Arc? ›

Luxembourg. Strengths Once the favourite for the Derby, Luxembourg has endured a difficult season but fulfilled his early promise with a fine victory in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. He beat a stellar field that day under Ryan Moore and his performance has elevated him to the top of the Arc market.

How much are Arc de Triomphe tickets? ›

How much does it cost to climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? The price of an entrance ticket to the monument at Place Charles de Gaulle is 13 euros. The visit is free if certain conditions are met: -18 years old, 18-25 years EU and permanent resident outside the EU, unemployed, disabled and accompanying.

What horses are running in the Arc? ›

Arc de Triomphe runners, riders and and draw
  • 1 Mendocino. Trainer: Frau S Steinberg. ...
  • 2 Vadeni. Trainer: J-C Rouget. ...
  • 3 Do Deuce. Trainer: Yasuo Tomomichi. ...
  • 4 Al Hakeem. Trainer: J-C Rouget. ...
  • 5 Deep Bond. Trainer: Ryuji Okubo. ...
  • 6 Alpinista. Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott. ...
  • 7 Westover. Trainer: Ralph Beckett. ...
  • 8 Luxembourg. Trainer: Aidan O'Brien.

How many horses are in the Arc de Triomphe? ›

- No parade ring view. Of the 86 horses entered in the 2022 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, 33 are trained in France, i.e., 38%. England has 26 entries, Ireland 13 and Germany and Japan each have six entries. The ParisLongchamp track: the most challenging 2,400 metres in the world!

What time is the big race in Paris? ›

The 2022 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Europe's richest horse race – is set to start at 10.05am ET / 3.05pm BST / 00.05 AEST today. Can Torquator Tasso, ridden by Frankie Dettori, become only the ninth horse to win the race twice?

Can geldings run in the Arc? ›

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The Arc is open to colts, fillies and mares who are 3 years old and up. Because it was originally designed to serve as a showcase for French thoroughbred breeding, geldings were forbidden from running and that rule remains.

Can geldings run in the Arc de Triomphe? ›

The arc is open to colts, fillies and mare thoroughbreds aged three years or older. The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Group 1 flat horse race was originally designed to serve as a showcase for French thoroughbred breeding so geldings were forbidden from running in the spectacle and that rule still remains in October 2022.

What date is the Arc de Triomphe 2022? ›

Which jockey has won the most Arc de Triomphe? ›

Charles Semblat (4 wins): Djebel (1942), Ardan (1944), Caracalla (1946) and Coronation (1949).

How long is Arc de Triomphe horse race? ›

The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France, over a distance of 2,400 metres and scheduled to take place each year, usually on the first Sunday in October.

How much does the winner of the Arc de Triomphe? ›

Prize-money – The race is worth €5,000,000 with €2,857,000 going to the winner. Course – The race is run at Longchamp racecourse. Race type – Group 1.

Who won the Arc yesterday? ›

Alpinista won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for the 74-year-old British trainer Sir Mark Prescott.

Who owns Desert Crown horse? ›

Saeed Suhail

Who is Favourite for the Arc de Triomphe? ›

Among the Classic generation, current favourite Luxembourg, Vadeni, Onesto and Irish Derby winner Westover will bid to try to improve their record in the race.

Should you buy Arc de Triomphe tickets in advance? ›

Best way to buy Arc de Triomphe Tickets

In such a situation, tickets will sell like hotcakes. To this end, it is best to book your tickets in advance as a guarantee for your visit on the date of your choice.

Do you need to book tickets for Arc de Triomphe? ›

Everyone must have a ticket, please take a ticket for adults, but also for children. You must ensure that you comply with the health regulations at the day of your visit to an establishment open to the public. Baggage: No baggage deposit is offered within the monument.

Is it worth going to top of Arc de Triomphe? ›

Is it worth going up the Arc de Triomphe? It depends. If you want a bird's-eye view of one of Paris's most celebrated streets, then go for it. But I'd say a walk around the base is just as photo-worthy.

How many mares have won the Arc? ›

All told, eight horses – in chronological order, Ksar (1921, 1922), Motrico (1930, 1932), Corrida (1936, 1937), Tantieme (1950, 1951), Ribot (1955, 1956), Alleged (1977, 1978), Treve (2013, 2014) and Enable (2017, 2018) – have won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe twice, but no horse has won the race three times.

What was the result of the arc? ›


Who won the Arc in France? ›

The 2022 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was won by Alpinista from Vadeni and Torquator Tasso.

Who is buried under the Arc de Triomphe? ›

Beneath the arch lies France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, added in 1921. A flame of remembrance there, first lit in 1923, is rekindled each evening. An annual ceremony marking the anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I is held at the arch.

How popular is horse racing in France? ›

Horse racing is a hugely popular sport in Paris, with several race courses where a number of high-profile races take place each year. If you are interested in watching an exciting sporting event in a historic setting in the city, what do you need to know?

What is Champs Elysee? ›

The Champs-Élysées in Paris is one of the world's most famous avenues. It stretches 1.17 miles (1.88 km) from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde and is divided by the Rond-Point ("roundabout") des Champs-Élysées.

Where can I watch the Arc de Triomphe race? ›


THE place to be during the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe to watch the races in a lively atmosphere. A huge pop-up bar set up outdoors, where racegoers can party and dine in the largest food court in the French capital. Please note: Entry is free for under 12s, no access to the parade ring.

Who trains Luxembourg the horse? ›

Luxembourg is a thoroughbred horse born in Ireland in 2019. Race horse Luxembourg is by Camelot (GB) out of Attire (IRE) , trained by Aidan O'brien. Luxembourg form is available here. Owned by WESTERBERG/MAGNIER/TABOR/SMITH.

What time is the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe run? ›

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (3.05pm)

Deep Bond is up there for Japan as is Broome …

Can a gelded horse get a mare pregnant? ›

Pregnancy: Oh yes, it can happen! A recently castrated gelding can still get a mare in foal for some time after castration because of sperm remaining in the conducting system. Recently castrated geldings should be kept away from females for at least 60 days.

Why do race horses get gelded? ›

A male horse is known as a gelding if it has been castrated, with horses usually gelded when it becomes apparent they will not be used for breeding.

Are male or female race horses faster? ›

In TB races, intact males were 0.7% faster than females at ≤ 1609 m (n = 305; P < 0.01) and 1.4% faster at >1609 m (n = 194; P < 0.01). The speed of neutered males was equivalent to that of females at both distances. Gender accounted for 3.8 and 10.7% of the variance in speed at short and long distances, respectively.

How do you pronounce Arc de Triomphe? ›

How to Pronounce Arc de Triomphe? (CORRECTLY) French & English ...

What time is the big race in France? ›

The major races generally take place at the weekend, nearly always in the afternoon from around 1pm. At France Galop's racecourses near Paris, they mainly occur from the months of April to October.

Who owns the horse Westover? ›

Westover is a bay colt with a small white star and two white coronets bred in England, by his owner Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.

What was the name of the track that Clark had built? ›

Churchill Downs began when track founder Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the grandson of the famous explorer William Clark, raised funds to build a track on land owned by his uncles, John and Henry Churchill, then three miles south of Louisville.

What does the jockey get for winning Melbourne Cup? ›

Prize money is distributed to the connections of each horse in the ratio of 85 percent to the owner, 10 percent to the trainer and 5 percent to the jockey.

How far is the Prix de l Arc? ›

The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a 1.5 mile flat horse race, currently ranked as the third richest in the world, after the Melbourne Cup and the Japan Cup. To win the Arc is to become a champion – the name given to the most elite class of thoroughbreds.

What date is the arc? ›

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October 2022

Come and have fun and watch history unfold in a breathtaking setting !

How much did the Arc de Triomphe cost to build? ›

Just the Facts:

After his Austerlitz victory in 1805, Napoleon said to his soldiers : “You will return home through archs of triumph”. The construction had been stopped between 1814 (abdication of Napoleon) and 1826. The Arc de Triomphe costed 9.3 millions French francs, a gigantic amount of money at that time.

Where can I watch the Arc de Triomphe race? ›


THE place to be during the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe to watch the races in a lively atmosphere. A huge pop-up bar set up outdoors, where racegoers can party and dine in the largest food court in the French capital. Please note: Entry is free for under 12s, no access to the parade ring.

How can I watch the Arc de Triomphe horse race? ›

The 2022 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will air live on ITV, which means you can live stream it, free of charge, using ITV Hub.

What channel is Longchamp racing on? ›

BBC Two - Racing from Longchamp.

Where can I watch Longchamp racing? ›

Watch the action at Longchamp live at bet365 or Unibet, with all races available to members online and on mobile. To use the Live Streaming service you will need to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours.

What time is the big race in France? ›

The major races generally take place at the weekend, nearly always in the afternoon from around 1pm. At France Galop's racecourses near Paris, they mainly occur from the months of April to October.

What time is the Prix de l Arc de Triomphe run? ›

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (3.05pm)

Deep Bond is up there for Japan as is Broome …

What TV channel is horse racing on? ›

NBC Sports | Live Horse Racing | NBC Sports.

How far is the Arc de Triomphe race? ›

The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France, over a distance of 2,400 metres and scheduled to take place each year, usually on the first Sunday in October.

What won the big race at Longchamp? ›


Where in Paris is Longchamp racecourse? ›

The Longchamp Racecourse (French: Hippodrome de Longchamp) is a 57 hectare horse-racing facility located on the Route des Tribunes at the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, France.

What is the name of the largest hippodrome in France? ›

The Paris-Vincennes racecourse, located in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes to the east of Paris, is nicknamed "the temple of trotting". Inaugurated in 1863, it covers 42 hectares. It has a 2,000-metre outdoor track, a capacity of 40,000 people and 150 boxes for trotters.

How do you get to Longchamp Hippodrome? ›

How to get to Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris by Bus, Train, Metro, RER or Light Rail?
  1. Train: L, U.
  2. Metro: 10, 9.
  3. Bus: 175, 241, 244, 43.
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