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 15 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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LEAVE THE WORLD'S GREATEST HORSE RACE

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Each episode of “This is My Arc 2017” shows a jockey and a trainer chatting about their joint victory in the Arc.
In their own words, they reflect on the race, the winning horse and their strategy, and tell us what makes the Arc so special.

Episode 1: Jockey Ryan Lee Moore and trainer Sir Michael Stoute


Episode 2: Jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden


Episode 3: Jockey Christophe Soumillon and trainer Alain de Royer Dupré


Episode 4: ex Jockey and trainer Freddy Head and trainer Criquette Head


Episode 5: Watch this great series Finale

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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!

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 15 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.

Get your adrenaline pumping with a turn on the Racing Experience: Our simulator lets you feel what it is like to be in a real jockey’s stirrups.

Our racing experts will be on hand in the Easy Racing Zone to teach you everything you need to know about racing !

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3 – Explore this unique venue
For the second and last time ever, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe has been held in the majestic Chantilly racecourse, the veritable birthplace of horse racing.
Look out from the stands over the stunning course, which is framed by the beautiful Grandes Écuries and château.
Longchamp racecourse, where this prestigious event is traditionally held, is currently undergoing a full renovation to become one of Europe’s most modern racecourses when it reopens in April 2018.

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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 – Get into the thick of the action
Located right at the edge of the course, on the racecourse’s central lawn, the Arc Village is a private area where spectators can relax.
Offering various catering options, special betting windows, race simulators, giant screens and DJ sets, it is the perfect place to experience the thrill of racing in a convivial setting!
Do you want front-row seats for the year’s greatest sporting event?
Come along to the Arc Terrace, a luxury private area located on the home straight!
You will be treated to unhindered views of the finishing post, a private bar and special betting windows. A DJ will provide the soundtrack to your day, putting the racing action to music!

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BE PARTS OF RACING HISTORY

/ ARC TERRACES AND VILLAGE

There are two private areas set up on the racecourse’s central lawn:

The Arc Terraces: a premium area offering front-row seats to the sporting event of the year!

Set up beside the final furlong of the home straight, this area boasts a private bar and unhindered view of the finishing post.
Have a flutter at the special betting windows and follow all the action on the area’s giant screens. A DJ have even provided a soundtrack to the excitement on the course!

The Arc Village is a private area on the edge of the course, on the racecourse’s central lawn.

Offering various catering options, special betting windows, giant screens and DJ sets, it is the perfect place to experience the thrill of racing in a convivial setting!

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Learn everything there is to know about horse racing!
Our racing experts
are on hand in this convivial area to ensure you enjoy your racing experience and learn all you need to know about the various races, whether you are an avid racing fan or a first-time racegoer! 

Step into a jockey’s stirrups !

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

Step inside the EPIQE jockey changing rooms, 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 changing rooms !

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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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Download the 2017 document

/ AT THE HEART OF RACING

AT THE HEART OF RACING
Do you want to get right to the heart of horse racing? Then go to the weighing area!
This highly private area of the racecourse is where you can see the horses in their stables, admire the runners in the paddock both before and after their race, and watch the prizes being  presented.

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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 meter 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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GAZWAN and his jockey Maxime Guyon win the 2017 Qatar Arabian World Cup !

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/ THE OFFICIAL SPONSORS

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 TRACKING

Thanks to the geolocation of horses running in races, you can now follow  the runners’ position in real time to an unprecedented level of  accuracy (less than 25cm compared with the metre that is currently the  case in other sporting disciplines) whether you are watching from home  or on the racecourse.

The second-screen “EpiqE Tracking” app is your invitation to a brand new, immersive experience!

Live 3D immerses you in the thick of the action as you follow the race from the  horse of your choice. Benefit from unprecedented 360° viewing angles  throughout the race:

  • Access an abundance of real-time information during the race: position, speed, distance behind the leading horse, acceleration, deceleration, etc.
  • Immediate access to Replay 3D allows you to re-watch and analyse the whole race: the exact distance run, a better understanding of a horse’s performance and its jockey’s strategical decisions, etc.
  • You can even use a virtual reality (VR) headset for a 100% immersive experience: swap horses with a simple head movement!

The “EpiqE Tracking” app is available for free on iPhone and  iPad from the iTunes store, as well as on Android devices from the  Google Play Store.

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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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MEDIA PARTNERS

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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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