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Each year, thousands of racing fans flock to Longchamp from all over the world to witness what is generally considered to be the ultimate test for thoroughbreds.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Odds

Horses - Prix De L'arc De Triomphe
Updated September 17, 2019 06:30:05.
All odds are fixed odds prices.
FractionalAmerican
Enable5/7-140
Magical14/1+1400
Cloth Of Stars40/1+4000
Lah Ti Dar50/1+5000
Stradivarius20/1+2000
Kew Gardens40/1+4000
Waldgeist14/1+1400
Quorto40/1+4000
Suave Richard33/1+3300
Anthony Van Dyck33/1+3300
Persian King40/1+4000
Ghaiyyath8/1+800
Young Rascal66/1+6600
Morgan Le Faye50/1+5000
Sottsass7/1+700
Japan5/1+500
Sir Dragonet33/1+3300
Pink Dogwood40/1+4000
Anapurna20/1+2000
Saturnalia25/1+2500
Kiseki33/1+3300
Fierement40/1+4000
Broome33/1+3300
Channel33/1+3300
Hermosa33/1+3300
Pelligrina40/1+4000
Nagano Gold40/1+4000
Wonderment80/1+8000
Roger Barows50/1+5000
Southern France50/1+5000
Telecaster66/1+6600

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The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a Group 1 turf race in France (similar to a Grade 1 race in America)for three-year-old thoroughbreds and older. It is run at Longchamp over a distance of 2,400 meters (about 1 ½ miles) and is typically contested on the first Sunday in October.
Often referred to as the "Arc", the Prix de l'Arc de Triompheis one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, with a list of winners that includes Ribot, Alleged and Treve (all of whom won it twice), as well as Topyo (who bested a record 29 rivals), Mill Reef, Allez France, Dancing Brave, Sakhee, Sea the Stars and many others.

After years of being billed the “richest turf race on the planet,” with a purse of 5 million Euros (about $5.8 million), the Arc is now the second-richest turf race on the planet, behind The Everest - a 1,200-meter race (approximately six furlongs) that debuted at Royal Randwick racecourse in Australia in 2017.

Aside from providing a magnificent sporting spectacle, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphealso plays a major role in dictating bloodlines. Male Arc winners are dearly sought after for stud duty, and their progeny have gone on to improve thoroughbred performance from generation to generation. In terms of fostering future champions, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphehas proven to be in a class of its own.

Longchamp Racecourse

The first-ever race was run at Longchamp on April 27, 1857, in front of a massive crowd. The Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugénie were present, having sailed down the Seine 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 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.

Charabancs, Victoria carriages and paddle boats all brought Parisians to Longchamp. And they came as much for a day out as from curiosity for this new form of entertainment.

The card on the opening day of Longchamp consisted of five races. The first horse ever to cross the finishing line was Eclaireur, in the black and red colors of AugusteLupin. A short length behind was Miss Gladiator, destined, a few years later, to become one of the most famous broodmares in French racing history when she foaled the celebrated Gladiator, whose bronze statue still stands at the main entrance to the racetrack.

In the late spring of 1914, Longchamp introduced the Grand Prix de Paris - at the time, the world's richest race, with prize money totaling 300,000 French francs (roughly $1.4 million today). At the beginning of August, however, all racecourses were requisitioned for the war effort. Racing officially began again on May 5, 1919 at MaisonsLaffitte, followed by Longchamp again on May 8, 1919.

Arc History

First run on Oct. 3, 1920, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a spinoffof the Grand Prix de Paris, its title a tribute to the French soldiers that served in the Great War. The name was preferred to another contender, the "Prix de la Victoire".

The first horse to win the Arc was Comrade, who picked up FF150,000; second was King's Cross, winning FF18,000, and Pleurs was third, winning FF10,000.

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