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The Arc de Triomphe Prize

A galloping horse in front of the prize

The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a flat horse race considered to be the most important in the world. Every first Sunday in October, the world's greatest gallopers meet at the Longchamp racecourse in front of nearly sixty thousand spectators. As the Longchamp racecourse is under renovation, the 2017 edition, like the 2016 edition, will take place in Chantilly.

A real attraction for horse racing enthusiasts, it is watched by nearly one billion television viewers around the world. Similarly, it is one of the favorite events for horse bettors and is the subject of record stakes.

The peculiarities of the meeting

Classified as a Group I race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is reserved for thoroughbreds three years old and older, and is open to both males and females. Since its inauguration, it has been run on a 2,400-meter grass course. In the end, the best runners share a total prize money of €5,000,000 - making it the most richly endowed flat grass race in the world - of which €2,857,000 goes to the winner alone. This allocation was half of what it was before the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) sponsored the Prize for the period 2008 to 2022.