Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867

The Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). held each year on the first Sunday in October at the Hippodrome de Longchamp in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.

The 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 (2 1/2 furlongs) finishing straight. The race brings together the winners of the Derby races at Epsom, and in Ireland, Italy and Germany. In recent times, the winner of the race will often go to America in November to compete in the annual Breeders' Cup. Currently, the purse money totals €1,600,000.

Originally run as the Grand Prix de Paris beginning May 31, 1863, since 1920 it has been called the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 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. 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 horse bred by the great French breeder Marcel Boussac.

Winners since 1920:

Year Winner Jockey Trainer
1920 Comrade F Bullock P P Gilpin
1921 Ksar G Stern W R Walton
1922 Ksar F Bullock W R Walton
1923 Parth F O'Neill J H Crawford
1924 Massine A Sharpe E Cunnington
1925 Priori M Allemand P Carter
1926 Biribi D Torterolo J Torterolo
1927 Mon Talisman Charles Semblat F Carter
1928 Kantar A Esling R Carver
1929 Ortello P Caprioli W Carter
1930 Motrico M Fruhinsholtz M d'Okhuysen
1931 Pearl Cap Charles Semblat F Carter
1932 Motrico Charles Semblat M d'Okhuysen
1933 Crapom P Caprioli F Regoli
1934 Brantôme C Bouillon L Robert
1935 Samos W Sibbritt F Carter
1936 Corrida Charlie Elliott J E Watts
1937 Corrida Charlie Elliott J E Watts
1938 Eclair au Chocolat C Bouillon L Robert
1939 no race
1940 no race
1941 Le Pacha P Francolon J Cunnington
1942 Djebel J Doyasbere Charles Semblat
1943 Verso II G Duforez C Clout
1944 Ardan J Doyasbere Charles Semblat
1945 Nikellora R Johnstone R Pelat
1946 Caracalla Charlie Elliott Charles Semblat
1947 Le Paillon F Rochetti W Head
1948 Migoli C Smirke Frank Butters
1949 Coronation Roger Poincelet Charles Semblat
1950 Tantième J Doyasbere Francois Mathet
1951 Tantième J Doyasbere Francois Mathet
1952 Nuccio Roger Poincelet Alec Head
1953 La Sorellina M Larraun Etienne Pollet
1954 Sica Boy W R Johnstone P Pelat
1955 Ribot E Camici U Penco
1956 Ribot E Camici U Penco
1957 Oroso S Boullenger D Lescalle
1958 Ballymoss Scobie Breasley Vincent O‘Brien
1959 Saint Crespin George Moore Alec Head
1960 Puissant Chef M Garcia C Bartholomew
1961 Molvedo E Camici A Maggi
1962 Soltikoff M Depalmas R Pelat
1963 Exbury J Deforge G Watson
1964 Prince Royal Roger Poincelet G Bridgland
1965 Sea-Bird II T P Glennon Etienne Pollet
1966 Bon Mot III Freddie Head W Head
1967 Topyo W Pyers M Bartholomew
1968 Vaguely Noble Bill Williamson Etienne Pollet
1969 Levmoss Bill Williamson S McGrath
1970 Sassafrás Yves Saint-Martin Francois Mathet
1971 Mill Reef Geoff Lewis Ian Balding
1972 San San Freddie Head Angel Penna
1973 Rheingold Lester Piggott Barry Hills
1974 Allez France Yves Saint-Martin Angel Penna
1975 Star Appeal Greville Starkey Theo Grieper
1976 Ivanjica Freddie Head Alec Head
1977 Alleged Lester Piggott Vincent O‘Brien
1978 Alleged Lester Piggott Vincent O‘Brien
1979 Three Troikas Freddie Head Criquette Head
1980 Detroit Pat Eddery Olivier Douieb
1981 Gold River G W Moore Alec Head
1982 Akiyda Yves Saint-Martin Francois Mathet
1983 All Along Walter Swinburn Patrick Biancone
1984 Sagace Yves Saint-Martin Patrick Biancone
1985 Rainbow Quest Pat Eddery Jeremy Tree
1986 Dancing Brave Pat Eddery Guy Harwood
1987 Trempolino Pat Eddery Andre Fabre
1988 Tony Bin John Reid L Camici
1989 Carroll House Michael Kinane Michael Jarvis
1990 Saumarez Gerald Mosse Nicolas Clement
1991 Suave Dancer Cash Asmussen John Hammond
1992 Subotica Thierry Jarnet Andre Fabre
1993 Urban Sea Eric Saint-Martin Jean Lesbordes
1994 Carnegie Thierry Jarnet Andre Fabre
1995 Lammtarra Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor
1996 Helissio Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche
1997 Peintre Célèbre Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre
1998 Sagamix Olivier Peslier Andre Fabre
1999 Montjeu Michael Kinane John Hammond
2000 Sinndar Johnny Murtagh John Oxx
2001 Sakhee Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor
2002 Marienbard Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor
2003 Dalakhani Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupre
2004 Bago Thierry Gillet Jonathan Pease



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