QATAR ARC TRIALS

Thrilling feeder races

15 SEPTEMBER 2019

A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR THE FINAL

A big fun-packed day for everyone, featuring some top-class racing.

High excitement is guaranteed with the final dress rehearsal for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. There are lots of attractions for young and old to enjoy, including a chance to step into a jockey’s boots and see what they see in the thick of the action.

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A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR THE FINAL

/ Preparation races

On Sunday 15th September, three weeks before the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the flat racing elite will flock to ParisLongchamp to take part in the Qatar Arc Trials.

This race day features a series of exceptional races, contested by horses who are entered to run in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

A thrilling day of racing action that you will not want to miss!

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PREPARATION FOR THE QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE:

- QATAR PRIX VERMEILLE -


The Qatar Prix Vermeille is run over the classic distance of a mile-and-a-half, just like the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. 

This Group 1 race boasts a purse of 350,000 euros and is contested by some of Europe’s most talented mares and fillies.


Often the first time that the year’s 3-year-old fillies come up against their more experienced counterparts, the Qatar Prix Vermeille was won by Zarkava in 2008 and by Trêve in 2013, two fillies that were unbeaten aged 3 and went on to triumph over their male peers in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe three weeks later!


This race is closely followed by racing connoisseurs, as eight of the last ten winners of the Arc have been female.  

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- QATAR PRIX FOY -


A race reserved for male and female thoroughbreds aged 4 and over, the Qatar Prix Foy brings together Europe’s best older horses that favour the classic mile-and-a-half distance.


With a purse of 130,000 euros, this Group 2 event has seen many of its winners go on to place in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe three weeks later, such as Japanese thoroughbreds Orfèvre and El Condor Pasa.

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- QATAR PRIX NIEL -


The Qatar Prix Niel, a Group 2 race with a purse of 130,000 euros that is open to 3-year-old colts and fillies, is a last opportunity for these young champions to measure up to one another over the classic mile-and-a-half distance before lining up alongside their elders in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.


Regularly finishing in the frame in the Arc, numerous winners of the Qatar Prix Niel have gone on to win this Holy Grail of flat races, most recently Rail Link, Hurricane Run and Dalakhani.

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A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

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GALOP KIDS’ RACE


Our younger visitors are invited to run along the final furlong of turf in a bid to sprint past the post ahead of their friends!

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It’s an opportunity for these budding jockeys to race on the same turf as their idols, with fantastic prizes up for grabs!


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/ CAFÉ DES SPORTS AND RACING SIMULATORS

BECOME A HORSE RACING KNOW-ALL
Learn everything you need to know about horse racing thanks to our coaches in the Café des Sports ! Our racing experts have the keys to unlock all the secrets of this exceptional sport.
Horse racing will no longer be a mystery thanks to them!

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STEP INTO A JOCKEY'S STIRRUPS !
Learn how to  ride like a real jockey and challenge your family and friends to a race.  Urge your mount on in a bid to be first past the post!

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EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF BEING THE FIELD !
Embark on our Racing Experience and dive into the heart of a race, in the middle of a galloping field of runners!
Get a taste of what it feels like to be a real jockey!

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GET SET, GO!

Strike a pose in the starting gates and go home with a souvenir photo!

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STEP INTO THE SHOES OF A RACING COMMENTATOR!

Get ready, the race is about to start! Step into the booth, and into the shoes of an official commentator!

/ PONY RIDES & MERRY GO-ROUND

Fancy letting off some steam ?
Our ponies are ready to give young visitors aged 3 and over a taste of what it is like to be in a jockey’s stirrups.

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Take a ride on our magnificent merry-go-round, whose beautiful horses are sure to delight racegoers of all ages.

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