Qualification: 3yr old and up excluding geldings 3yr 56kg 4yr+ 59.5kg 1.5kg allowance fillies & mares
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Record: 2:24.6 Peintre Celebre
Track: Turf, right handed.
Track Bias: Not significant, this magnificent track has long straight runs and wide sweeping turns which gives every horse the chance to run up to their best. Hard to lead all the way in longer distance races such as the Arc, leaders are often run down in the final charge to the winning post.
History: First run in 1920, named to honour the victory of France and her allies in the first World War. Since the concept was to showcase the European breeding stock, only mares and entire horses would run, the main target was to compare British horses coming out if the English Derby to those that did well in the French Derby. Many significant stud mares and stallions have come through this race. Winner of the 1942 Arc, Djebel, would be voted Leading Sire in France from 1947 to 1949, by 1956 he had 35 stakes winning offspring who had won 53 races. He also had 35 sons standing as sires around the equine world. Among his successful progeny, Montjeu won this race in 1999 having won the Irish Derby, and his son Hurricane Run won the same 2 races in 2005.
Past Winners: Workforce 2010, Sea The Stars 2009, Hurricane Run 2005, Montjeu 1999, Peintre Celebre 1997, Suave Dancer 1991.
Statistics & Trends: Winners generally already have winning form at the 2400m distance. The leading trainer is Andre Fabre with 7 wins to his credit, the first in 1987 and the last in 2006, 6 horses have won it twice, 4 jockeys have won 4 times and in recent times both Frankie Dettori and Olivier Peslier are poised on 3 wins apiece to join them.
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