ANSWERS - How well do you know the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe race?
05 October 2018
You were many to try to answer correctly these 6 questions about the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Here are the answers you've been waiting for:
Question 1 : Between 1975 and 1985, how many female horses won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe ?
6 female horses won the Arc between 1975 & 1985 : Invanjica with Freddy Head in 76, Three Troikas with Freddy Head in 79, Detroit with Pat Eddery in 80, Gold River with G.-W. Moore in 81, Akiyda with Yves Saint-Martin in 81, All Along with Walter Swinburn in 82.
Question 2 : In 2008, who was the other horse with Soldier of Fortune to finish on a dead heat at the 3rd position
It’s Gino & Soldier of Fortune both finished 3rd of the Arc race in 2008 behind Zarkava and Youmzain.
Question 3 : Sadler’s Wells is the father of Montjeu, who won the Arc in 1999. Which other Arc winner is also his son ?
Carnegie is also one of Sadler’s Wells' son. He won the Arc in 1994 with Thierry Jarnet trained by André Fabre.
Question 4 : Ribot retired on the day of its 2nd win at the Arc in 1956, remaining undefeated. How many victories did he won in his career ?
16 victories in 16 races, including 2 wins of the Prix de l’Arc (1955 & 1956), 1 in the King George in Ascot. All his other wins were in Italia.
Question 5 : Of which Arc winner Sea Bird is the father ?
In 1974, Allez France, Sea Bird's daughter, won the Prix de l’Arc with Yves Saint-Martin, trained by the Argentinian Angel Penna.
Question 6 : In 1967, there were 30 runners on the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe ! What was the number of the winner Topyo ?
Topyo had number 26 and picked number 3 as a running rail. 1967 edition is the one with the highest number of runners in the Arc history with 30 horses in the stalls.
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