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Arc record and key figures
1ST
Named Longines World’s Best Horse Race in 2018, the third time in four years.
98TH EDITION
Of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2019, a legendary sporting event created in 1920.
1 ½ miles
The distance run in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which pits the world’s very best thoroughbreds against each other in a race that demands both speed and stamina.
2’24’’49
The record time for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the ParisLongchamp course (held by German mare Danedream since 2011), which equates to an average speed of 60 km/h with a peak speed of 65 km/h at the finish!
9.7 MILLION EUROS
The total purse for the 16 races run over the weekend, nine of which have Group 1 status, the highest category of horse race.
5 MILLION EUROS
The prize money for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe alone, making it the most richly-rewarded horse race in France.
62 MILLION EUROS
Of bets on the Arc alone, of which 45 million euros are wagered abroad.
TRICAST
Irish trainer Aidan Patrick O’Brien had a fantastic race in 2016, when his three runners took the first three places!
ARC DOUBLE
Only 8 horses have won the Arc on two separate occasions, including English mare Enable (2017 and 2018).
TRIUMPHANT TRAINERS
Christiane Head-Maarek is the only female trainer to have won the race, and she did it on three occasions (two of which were with Trêve)! But André Fabre, a Chantilly-based trainer, takes the top spot with seven Arc victories!
ILLUSTRIOUS JOCKEYS
The Arc is an opportunity for the world’s best jockeys to measure up to one another. Lanfranco Dettori is the only jockey, to date, to have won this exceptional race six times.
45,000 SPECTATORS
Present in the stands at ParisLongchamp racecourse for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.
500 JOURNALISTS
From all over the globe cover the event.
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  • Arc record and key figures

    1ST
    Named Longines World’s Best Horse Race in 2018, the third time in four years.

    98TH EDITION
    Of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2019, a legendary sporting event created in 1920.

    1 ½ miles
    The distance run in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which pits the world’s very best thoroughbreds against each other in a race that demands both speed and stamina.

    2’24’’49
    The record time for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the ParisLongchamp course (held by German mare Danedream since 2011), which equates to an average speed of 60 km/h with a peak speed of 65 km/h at the finish!

    9.7 MILLION EUROS
    The total purse for the 16 races run over the weekend, nine of which have Group 1 status, the highest category of horse race.

    5 MILLION EUROS
    The prize money for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe alone, making it the most richly-rewarded horse race in France.

    62 MILLION EUROS
    Of bets on the Arc alone, of which 45 million euros are wagered abroad.

    TRICAST
    Irish trainer Aidan Patrick O’Brien had a fantastic race in 2016, when his three runners took the first three places!

    ARC DOUBLE
    Only 8 horses have won the Arc on two separate occasions, including English mare Enable (2017 and 2018).

    TRIUMPHANT TRAINERS
    Christiane Head-Maarek is the only female trainer to have won the race, and she did it on three occasions (two of which were with Trêve)! But André Fabre, a Chantilly-based trainer, takes the top spot with seven Arc victories!

    ILLUSTRIOUS JOCKEYS
    The Arc is an opportunity for the world’s best jockeys to measure up to one another. Lanfranco Dettori is the only jockey, to date, to have won this exceptional race six times.

    45,000 SPECTATORS
    Present in the stands at ParisLongchamp racecourse for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.

    500 JOURNALISTS
    From all over the globe cover the event.

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