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Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. A little trivia

06 October 2018

With the annual highlight of French flat racing just 24 hours away, we have put together some of the more interesting facts about the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in order to complement the excitement of the big race itself. 
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2’24’’49 : the race record time set by Danedream in 2011

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5,000,000 : total prizemoney offered, of which €2,857,000 go to the winning connections

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120.000 : the amount spent by Sea Of Class’s owners to supplement her to the race

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1920 : first running of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

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118/1 : longest winning odds. German, Star Appeal, who won the race in 1975

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66 : the number of French horses that have won the Arc, compared to the UK (15), Ireland (7), Italy (6) and Germany (2)

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62 : the number of 3 year-olds that have won the race. 4yo’s have imposed 27 times, 5yo’s six times, and just one 7yo. No six year-olds can lay claim to the race

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30 : the record number of runners. Edition 1967, won by Topyo

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24 : the number of fillies or mares that have won the race; seven of these have come in the last ten years

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20 : the amount of times Japanese horses have failed to secure the Arc, although four of these have finished runner-up

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7 : those having secured the double : Ksar (France, 1921 & 1922), Motrico (France, 1930 & 1932), Corrida (France, 1936 & 1937), Tantième (France, 1950 & 1951), Ribot (Italy, 1955 & 1956), Alleged (Ireland, 1977 & 1978) and Trêve (France, 2013 & 2014).

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7 : most wins by a trainer. André Fabre

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6 : most wins as an owner. Marcel Boussac


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