Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Tips and Race Guide

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the world’s premier turf race and is staged over 12 furlongs at Longchamp on the first Sunday of October.

Longchamp, sometimes known as ParisLongchamp, is the jewel in the French Racing crown and plays host to the ‘Arc’ in Western Paris. The race currently carries a purse of €5,000,000 and is funded by Qatari sponsorship and early closing entries in the spring.

Racing is staged over two days, but the crowd swells on Arc Sunday and the recently-renovated grandstand holds a capacity of 60,000.

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was first run in 1920 at Longchamp racecourse. Its
name commemorates soldiers that celebrated the end of the First World War by parading
under the Parisian landmark.

John Gosden’s daughter of Nathaniel, Enable, won back-to-back Arcs in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 edition took place at Chantilly during the Longchamp reconstruction and she was crowned the first Arc winner at the new Longchamp, narrowly defeating Sea of Class. Enable was sportingly kept in training but failed to win a third Arc when reattempting in both 2019 and 2020. Enable was retired after the 2020 Arc.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe News

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/10

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/10

Les Pavots and Freville would technically rate as the ‘best’ of the home defence in the Prix Marcel Boussac, but the improver Rose Bloom has been dramatically overlooked in the markets.

 

Nicolas Clement’s filly has a lovely page and the style of her two wins has been impressive. The plan wasn’t to make the running last time but  she’s obviously versatile and the fact she’s supplemented here is a tip in itself.

 

Minoushka’s 2nd in the Arqana race yesterday wasn’t unhelpful to the form and I think she’s a good thing for at least a place. She’s the early favourite on the PMU, so odds of 11-1 have to be snapped up this morning before the inevitable crash. She has a similar profile to Kelina, who was a 2-1 chance for this last year having won the same conditions race at Chantilly.

 

1.50pm Longchamp – 1pt each-way Rose Bloom @ 10-1 (generally available to 3 places, or better still, take 11-1, 4 places with William Hill)

 

Hopefully by 5.00pm we’re still going strongly! Jean-Claude Rouget’s Fang was only 7th in this last year but has his ground today. He won the prep in great style and looks electric from the gates now. He’ll need a career best to win today but I don’t think Kinross is a ‘Space Blues’ and Sauterne has a double figure draw to content with.

 

Fang rates as a good each-way bet, either at 20-1, 3 places, or for additional safety, take 18-1, 4 places, with Paddy Power if you can.

 

5.00pm Longchamp – 1pt each-way Fang @ 20-1 (generally available, 3 places, or 18-1, 4 places)

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Top Trainers 

1. André Fabre 8 wins

2. Charles Semblat 4 wins

3. François Mathet 4 wins

4. Alec Head 4 wins

5. Frank Carter 3 wins

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Top Jockeys 

1. Frankie Dettori 6 wins

2. Jacques Doyasbère 4 wins

3. Freddy Head 4 wins

4. Yves Saint-Martin 4 wins

5. Pat Eddery 4 wins

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Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10 Pt 2

Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10 Pt 2

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Down to seven runners in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere with the withdrawal of The Antarctic, but I...

Longchamp Arc Day Tips – 02/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Kelina won her maiden at Deauville in August in devastating style and then delivered another win...

Longchamp Arc Weekend Tips Pt 2 – 01/10

Longchamp Arc Weekend Tips Pt 2 – 01/10

Race Sharp offers free tips for all meetings at Longchamp throughout the year.  Sign up to our free tips newsletter for the best prices on our French racing tips.   Today's 18-runner Quinte may not be an obvious place to find a winner on Arc weekend, but Recoup...

How to get there

Metro

Longchamp is served by metro stations to the north-east and south-east of the racecourse. Above Longchamp, patrons can take the Metro Line 1 to Porte Maillot and then a shuttle on major racedays and Sundays from the bus stop of the 244 bus. Alternatively, they can take the Metro Line 10 to Porte d’Auteuil and the shuttle bus leaves from the top of the station at street level.

The shuttle adds time to the journey but from then it is a non-stop transfer, making the small wait worthwhile.

Taxi

If you are treating yourself to a trip to Longchamp whilst on holiday or are able to split the fare, a taxi makes sense, even from Central Paris or Gare du Nord.

An Uber costs about €35 from Central Paris to the racecourse and takes half an hour.

Fly

Longchamp can be reached via Charles de Gaulle or Orly airports. Orly is much closer and is well worth selecting if you can. From there, it is a 40-minute taxi to the racecourse.

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Longchamp Tips 

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/06

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 09/06

Roshvar has been highly-touted by trainer Francis-Henri Graffard this season but he had a nightmare in the French 2000 Guineas, breaking slowly from a wide draw having been upset by the heavy rains immediately beforehand. Giving away five lengths at the start was...

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/05

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 16/05

The opening claiming handicap at ParisLongchamp is a very poor contest, but it does present an attractive each-way bet in Shatterhand.   The six year old has finished unplaced in two starts back from a break, but he ran better than the result suggests at Angers...

Antepost French Racing Tip – 06/05

Antepost French Racing Tip – 06/05

Following the 1000 Guineas yesterday, there were a few turning back to the Prix Imprudence, where both Ramatuelle and Tamfana prepped.   Imprudence winner Romanic Style has to be feared this Sunday for the Godolphin Team but I think the other trial, the Prix de...

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 28/04

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 28/04

Francis-Henri Graffard has saddled seven winners from his last seven runners. A recent pattern has been some of them improving for their reappearances, such as his two at Lyon yesterday.   His Le Havre filly Quisisana has been kept in training to win a Group...

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 14/04

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 14/04

Plenty of interest at Longchamp today but I won’t have long to wait for my best bet on the card - Goliath in Race One!   Francis Graffard’s gelded son of Alderflug is back over ‘his distance’ today, in the words of the master trainer, and he’s been surprisingly...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 29/10 Pt 2

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 29/10 Pt 2

Not long to go until the final Group One of the French Flat season, the Prix Royal Oak, a staying contest off at 2.50pm UK time.   I think there's a good angle to this as the progressive Al Nayyir heralds from unfashionable connections and his form is arguably...

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 29/10

ParisLongchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 29/10

Two bets in the opening two races at ParisLongchamp today, starting with Now We Know in the opener (11.20am).   The selection had some very useful rivals in behind when winning this race on heavy ground last year and conditions are in his favour today as he bids...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/10

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 15/10

A few informative maidens at ParisLongchamp today but the feature race will be the Prix du Conseil de Paris at 2.50pm UK time.   Connections of Junko are only too happy to sell their older horses but the fact they have kept the son of Intello in training and...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/10

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 01/10

Les Pavots and Freville would technically rate as the ‘best’ of the home defence in the Prix Marcel Boussac, but the improver Rose Bloom has been dramatically overlooked in the markets.   Nicolas Clement’s filly has a lovely page and the style of her two wins has...

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 10/09

Longchamp Horse Racing Tips Today – 10/09

When you think of middle distance races in autumn, the temptation is always to side with the three-year-olds and their weight allowances.   Four of the last six Prix Vermeille winners have been older fillies though and there's one I like today at a price to...

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