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2013 Arc De Triomphe


Solemia winning the 2012 Arc De Triomphe The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is to return to Longchamp in France this weekend for its annual Group One flat horse race and the thoroughbred horses, which are three-years-of-age or older, are to run the distance of 2,400 meters. The race, which is popularly named “Arc” is one of Europe's most prestigious horse races. At present it is just behind the Melbourne Cup and the Japan Cup as the world’s third richest turf race, featuring many highly commended horses with the winners frequently being regarded as champions.

The first Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was on Sunday 3rd October 1920 and it is scheduled to take place every year, usually on the first Sunday of October. The initial race was won by a three-year-old colt named Comrade, owned by Evremond de Saint-Alary. The winner's prize that year was 150,000 francs. The prize money was originally funded by the government, with independent sponsors being introduced in 1982. Last year’s Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe total prize-money distributed over the weekend was a record 7.2 Million Euros.

The Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe looks to be offering an exciting race this year, boasting a strong field with the top nine horses having won a Group One or Grade One Race. It has also been confirmed that the trainer Aidan O’Brien’s St Leger winner, Leading Light, is to be supplement for Sunday’s race, meaning the Irish trainer will have four horses entered for this prestigious event.

You can view a range of tips for this years race here: 2013 Arc De Triomphe Tips

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