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QATAR ARC TRIALS

A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR THE FINAL

SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021

A FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL BEFORE THE WORLD’S GREATEST HORSE RACE!

The Sunday 12th September 202A, big fun-packed day for everyone, featuring some top class racing.


High excitement was guaranteed with the final dress rehearsal for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.


For kids, you had the opportunity to find the famous pony rides, the merry-go-round, and also the flagship animation: the PonyCycle®!


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A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR THE FINAL

/ Preparation races

- THE QATAR ARC TRIALS -


There will be 10 races on the card at ParisLongchamp on Sunday 12 Septembre 2021 for the Qatar Arc Trials, including 6 Group races (the world’s finest horses), many of whom will line up three weeks later at the world’s greatest horserace, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

It is the perfect occasion to measure up against illustrious peers, to gain a precious edge and to forge a reputation.

As usual, the world’s greatest jockeys will all be there. For race fans it is a rare opportunity to see the very best in the sport of kings!



Return to the 2020 edition:


The Sunday 13th September ParisLongchamp racecourse played host to Qatar Arc Trials day


Just three weeks before Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, three separate events give us some clues before the big day. 


Three races, two Group 1s and a Group 2, to prepare for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Thoroughbred World Championship which will take place on the 4th October. 


Three weeks until this huge event, now it’s time to find out who is ready to take part in the greatest race in the world!

 

 

The Qatar Prix Vermeille, a Group 1 for 3-year-old and older fillies, has attracted 10 runners. 


After Mogul’s victory in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, Ireland took a second Group 1 of the day at ParisLongchamp – the Qatar Prix Vermeille – thanks to Tarnawa (Shamardal), a filly owned by HH The Aga Khan and ridden by Christophe Soumillon. 

 
Having been held up towards the rear of mid-division, the filly coasted through the field as they took the ‘false homestraight’ towed along by the O’Brien-trained Laburnum (Galileo). She then showed a lightening turn of foot to devour long time leader Dame Malliot (Champs
Elysées) who set the early fractions under Frankie Dettori, his favourite position!  


Tarnawa went on to cross the winning line with a healthy three length margin over her rivals..  
Today, Tarnawa – a well bred compact filly bursting with a devastating turn of foot –could easily have reminded us of a certain Zarkava, the second last winner of the Vermeille for HH The Aga Khan…  


The French-trained favourite for the race, Raabihah (Sea The Stars) finished strongly and got the better of Dame Malliot in the battle for second place having been sat in last place as the field turned into the home straight..  

 

The Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, Group 1 for 3-year-olds, usually takes place on the 14th July. The Covid-19 pandemic caused the date to be changed and it now  replaces the Qatar Prix Niel, the prep race for the « Classic »  generation (the 3-year-olds). 


Keeping it in the family : Mogul’s full brother Japan himself was an outstanding winner of this very race last season!  


Mogul gave his trainer Aidan O’Brien a third consecutive win in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de
Paris, having been successful with Japan in 2019 and Kew Gardens – another son of the world famous stallion Galileo – in 2018.  


Always faithful to his team, but owing to the restrictions in place due to Covid-19, Aidan O’Brien called up crack French jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot to take the ride Mogul. Pierre-Charles, nicknamed “PC” by his fans, actually won his very first Group 1 (race at the highest level) of his career in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris, when riding a horse trained by Aidan O’Brien, Gallante back in July 2014.  

Mogul hasn’t had the perfect career and doesn’t have a solid string of successes to his name, unlike some of the champions trained by Aidan O’Brien. But he has always been held in very high regard by his connections, and was regularly chosen as the number one choice for
Coolmore by the stable jockey.  


Having only finished 6th in the Epsom Derby in July 2020, Mogul finally claimed a first Group 1 success in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris and is now amongst the favorites for next month’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.  



The Irish Anthony Van Dyck (Galileo) set out to make every post a winning one in the Qatar Prix Foy (Groupe 2). Sent straight to the lead, he went on to fend off all challengers up the home straight. The win meant that the Irish secured a perfect three from three in the preparation races for next month’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Group 1).  
His biggest rival, Stradivarius (Sea the Stars), was a persistent challenger. But for the long-distance specialist, today’s 2.400m trip meant that he couldn’t show his true quality.  

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- 2020 PRIZE LIST -

The day’s race programme


1 - QATAR PRIX HAXO (Handicap - 1400 meters - New Track)


Horse: PROSECCO

Jockey: P.-C. BOUDOT

Owner: E.P.E. BLOODSTOCK LTD

Trainer: A. MARCIALIS


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2 - QATAR PRIX DU PETIT COUVERT (Group 3 - 1000 meters - Straight Line)


Horse: AIR DE VALSE

Jockey: R. THOMAS

Owner: MME CORINE  BARANDE BARBE

Trainer: MME C. BARANDE BARBE


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3 - QATAR CUP PRIX DRAGON (Group 1 PA - Arabes - 2000 meters - Big Track)


- Horse: FAZZA AL KHALEDIAH

- Jockey: C. SOUMILLON

- Owner: POLSKA AKF SP. Z.O.O.

- Trainer: M. BORKOWSKI


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4 - QATAR GRAND HANDICAP DES ARC TRIALS (Handicap - 1400 meters - New Track)


- Horse: TRUE ROMANCE

- Jockey: R. THOMAS

- Owner: FH. GRAFFARD (S)

- Trainer: FH. GRAFFARD (S)


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5 - JUDDMONTE GRAND PRIX DE PARIS (Group 1 - 2400 meters - Big Track)


- Cheval : MOGUL

- Jockey : P.-C. BOUDOT

- Propriétaire : M.TABOR/D.SMITH/MME J.MAGNIER

- Entraîneur : AP. O'BRIEN


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6 -QATAR PRIX VERMEILLE (Group 1 - 2400 meters - Big Track)


- Cheval : TARNAWA

- Jockey : C. SOUMILLON

- Propriétaire : H.H. AGA KHAN

- Entraîneur : DK. WELD


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7 - QATAR PRIX FOY (Group 2 - 2400 meters - Big Track)


- Horse: ANTHONY VAN DYCK

- Jockey: M. BARZALONA

- Owner: MME J. MAGNIER/M.TABOR/D.SMITH

- Trainer: AP. O'BRIEN


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8 - QATAR PRIX DU PIN (Group 3 - 1400 meters - New Track)


- Horse: EARTHLIGHT

- Jockey: M. BARZALONA

- Owner: GODOLPHIN SNC

- Trainer: A. FABRE (S)


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9 - QATAR PRIX DU PONT DE GRENELLE (Handicap - 1400 meters - New Track)


- Horse: FEMINA

- Jockey: M. GUYON

- Owner: WERTHEIMER & FRERE

- Trainer: C. LAFFON-PARIAS

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10 - QATAR PRIX MIROMESNIL (Handicap - 1300 meters - New Track)


- Horse : PREDETERMINED

- Jockey: A.  BOURGEAIS

- Owner: JACQUES  BERTIN

- Trainer: J. BERTIN


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A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

/ Entertainment

MERRY-GO-ROUND


You took a ride on our magnificent merry-go-round, whose beautiful horses were delighted racegoers of all ages.

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MEET THE PONIES


Magical moments


Join   your children (ages 3 and over) for a free introduction to the world  of  horses. Our ponies are waiting to share this unique moment with you.   And it’s all free too!


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PONYCYCLE® TRACK


Challenge your friends to a race atop these ponies on wheels!

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HOBBY HORSE RACE


Young racegoers are invited to take part in our hobby horse races held during the Qatar Arc Trials event!

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Plus plenty of other surprises... So, are you in?


BOOK
/ Experience horse racing at its best

EXPERIENCE HORSE RACING AT ITS BEST


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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GET SET, GO!


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

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Plus plenty of other surprises... So, are you in?


BOOK

QATAR RACING AND EQUESTRAIN CLUB (QREC)

/ Sponsor official 
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Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) and France Galop, a marriage of two great equestrian cultures

Qatar is heavily invested in the world of horses, and with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) the emirate hopes to demonstrate its attachment to this majestic animal. The QREC is in charge of organising Qatari promotions both at home and through strong partnerships all over the world.

Since 2008, the QREC has been linked with the Qatar au Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and fourteen other Group races in France, making it an example for other sponsors to follow. Thanks to the support of this powerful partner, France Galop is able to organise the most richly-rewarded turf race in the world, which boasts five million euros in prize money.

Qatar, which sponsors the whole Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Weekend, also lends significant support to the Arab racing industry in France. Since 2014, the purse for the Qatar Arabian World Cup − which is held on the same day as the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – has swelled, reaching a million euros for the first time in its history.

Qatar also sponsors numerous other high-profile equestrian events, particularly in Great Britain (Glorious Meeting at Goodwood, Champions’ Day at Ascot), through Qatari shareholding company QIPCO.

At the beginning of the 21st century, members of Qatar’s ruling family (Al Thani) founded what is now one of the most powerful stables on the planet. With horses running under different family jerseys, this stable is extremely prominent both in breeding circles and in competition.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

/ Tickets & how to get to the racecourse

TICKETS


- CHILDREN GO FREE! under 12s (General Entry)
- From €5 for adults (online special price)
- From €8 on-site (reduced price) or €10



Open Gates at 12 noon

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HOW TO GET TO THE RACECOURSE


ACCESS


ParisLongchamp racecourse

2 Route des Tribunes

75016 Paris


As ParisLongchamp is circled by a busy cycle track we urge prudence as you approach the racecourse.

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HOW TO GET TO PARISLONGCHAMP



METRO 

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BUS 


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CAR :


- From the north:
Take the Porte Maillot exit then Allée de Longchamp


- From the south: Take the Porte Molitor exit, Boulevard d'Auteuil then Boulevard Anatole France


- From the city centre: Take the Porte d'Auteuil exit, Avenue de la Porte d'Auteuil then Boulevard Anatole France



Via Waze app: Enter the following address "Parking hippodrome de ParisLongchamp".

 

PARKING:


Parking available on the racecourse, subject to availability.


We recommend booking a parking space in advance via the ticketing website.  


Important:  If you book a parking space in advance, please remember to print your  parking pass off and show it at the car park entrance.



/ Catering 


- RESTAURANTS -



- PARISLONGCHAMP BRASSERIE:


Nestled in an exceptional location in the heart of the racecourse, the ParisLongchamp Brasserie showcases French gastronomy by revisiting great classic dishes at a reasonable price, to the delight of its food-loving patrons.


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- FOOD TRUCKS -


Sweets and savouries!
Pizza, burgers, crepes, waffles, candy, hot and cold drinks... Something for everyone!


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/ Media partners

Our Media Partners

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Equidia is 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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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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M6 ,Abbreviation of “Métropole Télévision” and broadcasting channel 6.


French general-interest television channel created in 1987

More info on the website M6 Groupe.



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Paris Première, one of the M6 group’s channels since 2004

French general-interest television channel


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