QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC TRIOMPHE

6TH OCT.  - 7TH OCT. 2018

Watch the thoroughbred elite do battle in the world’s greatest horse race! 

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WATCH RACING HISTORY BEING WRITTEN!

The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend, held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018, boasts no fewer than 16 flat races, nine of which have Group 1 status, the highest category of horse race.


In the most important race of the weekend, the world's very best thoroughbreds coupled with top international jockeys will do battle in the world’s greatest horse race*, the final flat stage of the EPIQE Series: the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe!


  

* The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe claimed the title of 2017 Longines World’s Best Horse Race at the Longines World’s Best Horse Race Awards Ceremony. This award, which was created in 2015, has now been won by the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe twice, in 2015 and 2017.


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COME AND WATCH THE WORLD’S GREATEST HORSE RACE, THE QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE!


On Sunday 7th October, the very best thoroughbreds from all over the globe, coupled with top-class international jockeys, will do battle on ParisLongchamp racecourse in the 97th edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.


Ever since it was created in 1920, the “Arc” has been recognised at one of the highest rungs on the sporting ladder and its winner is crowned the year’s best racehorse.  


This competition, which boasts a purse of 5 million euros, making it the most richly-rewarded race in France, is the Holy Grail for flat racing professionals. This legendary race is broadcast in 50 countries and brings together 50,000 spectators inside the racecourse.


For the second time in three years, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe has topped the Longines World’s Best Horse Race rankings.

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THE QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE IS COMING HOME TO PARISLONGCHAMP!


After  two editions of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly, the  year’s most eagerly-awaited event is coming home to ParisLongchamp,  which was officially reopened last spring after two years of renovation  work.


A legendary race like the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe could  not wish for a better venue: the new 160-metre-long Grandstand, topped  with a transparent glass building, was designed by famous French  architect Dominique Perrault.


The outward-leaning shape of the Grandstand is designed to evoke the movement of a thoroughbred in full flight!


Its colour is inspired by the autumn hues of the trees in the nearby Bois de Boulogne in October, when the event takes place.





/ - THE VERY BEST JOCKEYS IN THE RUNNING!

THE WORLD'S TOP JOCKEYS WILL SADDLE UP FOR THE QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE!

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Discover the star-studded line-up:

- THE CURRENT RECORD-HOLDER -


Lanfranco Dettori (Italy): 5 wins


Lanfranco Dettori (age 47) currently holds the record with 5 victories in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2017, 2015, 2002, 2001 and 1995).


Boasting a career that has spanned nearly 30 years, this Italian-born jockey has become a true celebrity in England, where he now lives.


“Frankie” is considered to be one of the greatest jockeys in the world.  


In 2018, he is set to ride in the Arc once again – possibly atop the 2017 winner, English filly Enable – in a bid become the first ever jockey to record two Arc wins on the same horse but on two different racecourses!


A veritable showman, he celebrates his wins by leaping flamboyantly off his mount, to the spectators’ great delight!

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Ryan Lee Moore (United Kingdom): 2 wins


At just 34 years of age, British jockey Ryan Lee Moore has already notched up more than 2,000 wins on the world’s most prestigious racecourses.


In 2016, he broke the record for the most Group races (the highest standard of race) won in one season.


That same year, he won the Arc for the second time (2016 and 2010).


His apparent indifference hides a steely competitiveness that emerges as soon as the race is underway!

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Christophe Soumillon (Belgium): 2 wins


With nine French Champion Jockey titles under his belt, Christophe Soumillon (age 37) is the most decorated active jockey in France.


He had an exceptional 2017 with 306 race wins, which earned him the European record for the highest number of wins in a year!


This born competitor, who is in demand at racecourses all over the globe, has clinched two victories in the Arc (2008 and 2003).


Ten years after his last Arc win, his hunger is raging for another victory in this legendary event!

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Stéphane Pasquier (France): 1 win


Stéphane Pasquier (age 40) is a regular feature at the flat racing world’s most prestigious events.


Having galloped to victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2006, he dreams of claiming a second title, and would love to open the honours list at the new ParisLongchamp racecourse.


His 2018 season has got off to a good start, with a first career win in the Qipco Prix du Jockey Club, the second most important race in the calendar, after the Arc…

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ARC RECORDS AND KEY FIGURES


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1ST
Named Longines World’s Best Horse Race in 2017, the second time in three years.

97TH EDITION
Of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, a legendary sporting event created in 1920.

1 ½ miles
The distance run in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which pits the world’s very best thoroughbreds against each other in a race that demands both speed and stamina.  

2’24’’49
The record time for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the ParisLongchamp course (held by German mare Danedream since 2011), which equates to an average speed of 60 km/h with a peak speed of 65 km/h at the finish!


9.7 MILLION EUROS
The total purse for the 16 races run over the weekend, nine of which have Group 1 status, the highest category of horse race.

5 MILLION EUROS
The prize money for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe alone, making it the most richly-rewarded horse race in France.

62 MILLION EUROS
Of bets on the Arc alone, of which 45 million euros are wagered abroad.

TRICAST

Irish trainer Aidan Patrick O’Brien had a fantastic race in 2016, when his three runners took the first three places!  


ARC DOUBLE
Only 7 horses have won the Arc on two separate occasions, including French mare Trêve (2013 and 2014), the only horse to have achieved this outstanding feat in the last 40 editions.

TRIUMPHANT TRAINERS

Christiane Head-Maarek is the only female trainer to have won the race, and she  did it on three occasions (two of which were with Trêve)! But André  Fabre, a Chantilly-based trainer, takes the top spot with seven Arc victories!


ILLUSTRIOUS JOCKEYS

The Arc is an opportunity for the world’s best jockeys to measure up to one  another. Lanfranco Dettori is the only jockey, to date, to have won  this exceptional race five times.


50,000 SPECTATORS
Expected in the stands at ParisLongchamp racecourse for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.

500 JOURNALISTS
From all over the globe cover the event.

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RACE PROGRAMME


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/ - 5 GOOD REASONS TO COME

The year’s most eagerly-awaited equestrian event, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is an opportunity to watch the world’s racing elite in action !

For two days, the racecourse cames alive with the sound of cheering crowds from all over the globe!


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1 – Experience the world’s greatest horse race


The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the climax of the flat racing season and the most eagerly-anticipated race of the year!
After  winning the most prestigious races in their respective countries, the  world’s top gallopers do battle in the season’s most hotly-contested  event.


This legendary event keeps television viewers from all  over the globe in suspense until the last second, when the winner is  crowned world number one! Do not miss the final flat stage of the EPIQE  Series!

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2 – Feel the emotion of sporting exploits


The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe gives you the unique opportunity to  watch 16 top-level races over one weekend. 


Share your exhilaration with like-minded racing fans, who travel from all over the world especially for this event!

Every new race is another chance to win: Get into  the spirit by betting on your favourite horse and cheer on thoroughbreds from all over the globe.

Our racing experts will be on hand in the "Café des Sports" to teach you everything you need to know about racing !

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3 – An exceptional venue


After  two years of colossal building work, ParisLongchamp racecourse will  once again play host to the year’s greatest horse race in 2018. This  historic event is one you will not want to miss!


The  2016 and 2017 editions of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe were run  at Chantilly racecourse, the birthplace of horse racing.


4 – Enjoy a top-class weekend


At the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, there is plenty to keep you entertained both on and off the course.


Racing  fans can head to the parade ring to admire the mighty thoroughbreds  from up close, while less avid spectators can rub shoulders with  celebrities as they stroll around the racecourse, stopping to pose for  the photographers who come to immortalise this unique event.


Come and be part of the year’s most prestigious equestrian event !

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5 – The grand finale of the EpiqE series


Since  2016, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe has taken on another  dimension as the final of the EpiqE Series Championship, which features  France’s 14 best horse races.


While the winner of the  Arc is lavished with praise and glory, the EpiqE Series celebrates the  jockey who has performed best over the whole championship, which  comprises seven internationally-renowned flat races, including the Qipco  Prix du Jockey Club, the Prix de Diane Longines and the Qatar Prix de  l’Arc de Triomphe.

Who will steal the throne from Frankie Dettori, who finished at the top of the EpiqE Series jockey leader board last year?

Find out on 7th October 2018 at ParisLongchamp!

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- ARC VILLAGE -


The Arc Village provides a private space with views of the course for only €15!
Food court, bars, betting windows, big screens, shops and DJ sets: it has everything you need to watch the racing action in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

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You and your family can enjoy a day in the fresh air as you watch the races from the edge of the course!


Food court, bars, betting windows, big screens, free introduction to racing, shops: come and enjoy this fun and friendly racing experience!

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Immerse yourself in the racing atmosphere!


The Winning Post Enclosure – which includes entry to the first floor of the Grandstand and the tiered seating around the presentation ring – brings you right to the heart of the event!


Watch the races at the finishing post, admire the horses as they parade around the paddock before and after each race, and applaud the winners as they accept their prize, as well as enjoying access to the Arc Gardens!

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/ THE VILLAGE D'HONNEUR
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The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the most exceptional horse race of the year.


Come and enjoy the refined and pleasant atmosphere during this unique day, which will combine sports, passion, celebration and elegance.


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QATAR RACING AND EQUESTRIAN CLUB (QREC)

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QREC, PARTNER OF THE GREATEST RACE MEETING OF THE YEAR!


In 2007, the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, QREC, and France Galop signed a sponsoring partnership agreement over the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe that has been extended to 2022.


Horse racing is deeply anchored in the Qatari culture. 


From this passion, a logical long-term partnership with France Galop and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe developed.


Record 5 Million Euros prize-money.


Thanks to this partnership, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe has become one of the world’s richest Flat races on turf, offering 5 Million Euros in prize-money.

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THE QATAR ARABIAN WORLD CUP


With 1 Million Euros prize-money, the Qatar Arabian World Cup is the most prestigious race in the world of Purebred Arabian racing and one of the highlights of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.


Horses from this historical breed, aged four and older, compete over the 2000 meters distance.


This race is the climax of the year in the Purebred Arabian racing calendar.


Mirroring the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, it is an international event, as the world’s best Purebred Arabians, owned by the biggest stables in the world, are entered in this race.

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The Qatar Arabian World Cup is one of the three legs of the Doha Triple Crown.


This challenge, created in 2015 by the Qatar International Equestrian Committee, features three prestigious races: the Qatar International Stakes, which takes place at Goodwood in August, the Qatar Arabian World Cup at Chantilly in October and the HH.


The Emir’s Sword Race at Doha in February.


A 1 Million US Dollars bonus is awarded to the horse that wins all three races of the Doha Triple Crown

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THE OFFICIAL SPONSORS OF QATAR PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE


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Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 150 countries.

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EPIQE SERIES

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The championship circuit is made up of the 14 top horse races in France!


These  prestigious flat and trotting races, run on France's most magnificent  racecourses, all lead to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for flat  racehorses and the Prix d’Amérique Opodo for trotters.


Lanfranco Dettori won the EPIQE Series championship in 2017!


The  world's greatest jockeys coupled with the very best mounts measure up  to one another in France's seven most prestigious flat races, with just  one objective in mind: clinching the title in the all-important final  stage, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe! 


Race after race, the  participants use their talent and tactics to amass a maximum number of  points, which count towards the final rankings.  


After  his victory in the 96th edition of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe,  Italian jockey Lanfranco Dettori won the EPIQE series in 2017!

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FLAT RACING: THE ARC IN SIGHT


In  the EpiqE Series, the top jockeys go head to head in France’s six most  prestigious horseraces as they galop towards the ultimate objective: the  Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe


Talent will prevail: who will come out on top in this third season ?

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/ EPIQE LOCKER ROOM

Are you dying to see what goes on behind the scenes at the races?

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Step inside the EpiqE jockey locker room, a full-sized replica of this very private area of the racecourse, reserved just for racing champions.


A variety of games, videos, competitions and entertainment activities will be organised in this area to show you what goes on behind the scenes at a racecourse.


You can even have your photo taken to record this special moment, to prove to all of your friends that you were invited into the jockey locker room!

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USEFUL INFORMATION

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Gates open at 11am.


Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018: from €15


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OUR MEDIA PARTNERS


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Providing uninterrupted news and information, the LCI channel broadcasts Quinté races live at 1.45pm every day, as well as dedicated programmes for EpiqE Series events.

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TF1 shows the final trotting and flat events of the EpiqE Series.


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An equestrian channel dedicated to horse racing − giving tips, runners and live results − Equidia is available on TV, online, on mobile and on social networks.


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Find all French, foreign, economic and political news in Le Figaro and its supplements.


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RMC, which stands for Radio Monte-Carlo, is a general-interest radio station. Get all news and sport live on RMC.fr.




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