Arc Winners Since 1980
Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe Winners Since 1980
The Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe is one of the final major Group 1 races of the year and is open to thoroughbreds horses of 3 years and above.
It is a Group 1 flat horse race run at Longchamp in France over 1m 3f 204y (1 1/2 miles) and takes place on the first Sunday in October.
The “Arc” as it’s commonly known is one of the worlds most prestigious, and richest, flat races, and every year world class horses come from all corners of the globe to compete for the title, “Champion of Europe”.
The race is open to thoroughbreds over 3 year olds apart from Geldings.
Fillies and Mares are given a 1½ kg allowance and the winner gets to take home a massive €2,285,600 (£1,928,760) and it’s the 4th richest race in the world behind the Dubai World Cup, the Japan Cup and the Melbourne Cup.
The actual purse for the whole Arc meeting was increased by €865,000 in 2012. The weekend of racing now includes seven races Group 1 races and four Group 2 races.
It also features the Arabian World Cup, the world’s richest race for purebred Arabian horses.
Read this article to find out how to narrow down a Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe winner using statistics, history and previous winner form.
Previous winners of the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe from 1980 onwards
|1980||Detroit||3||Pat Eddery||Olivier Douieb||Robert Sangster||2:28.00|
|1981||Gold River||4||Gary W. Moore||Alec Head||Jacques Wertheimer||2:35.20|
|1982||Akiyda||3||Yves Saint-Martin||François Mathet||HH Aga Khan IV||2:37.00|
|1983||All Along||4||Walter Swinburn||Patrick Biancone||Daniel Wildenstein||2:28.10|
|1984||Sagace||4||Yves Saint-Martin||Patrick Biancone||Daniel Wildenstein||2:39.10|
|1985||Rainbow Quest [e]||4||Pat Eddery||Jeremy Tree||Khalid Abdullah||2:29.50|
|1986||Dancing Brave||3||Pat Eddery||Guy Harwood||Khalid Abdullah||2:27.70|
|1987||Trempolino||3||Pat Eddery||André Fabre||Moussac / McNall||2:26.30|
|1988||Tony Bin||5||John Reid||Luigi Camici||Veronica del Bono Gaucci||2:37.30|
|1989||Carroll House||4||Michael Kinane||Michael Jarvis||Antonio Balzarini||2:30.80|
|1990||Saumarez||3||Gérald Mossé||Nicolas Clément||McNall / Gretzky||2:29.80|
|1991||Suave Dancer||3||Cash Asmussen||John Hammond||Henri Chalhoub||2:31.40|
|1992||Subotica||4||Thierry Jarnet||André Fabre||Olivier Lecerf||2:39.00|
|1993||Urban Sea||4||Eric Saint-Martin||Jean Lesbordes||David Tsui||2:37.90|
|1994||Carnegie||3||Thierry Jarnet||André Fabre||Sheikh Mohammed||2:31.10|
|1995||Lammtarra||3||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Saeed bin M. Al Maktoum||2:31.80|
|1996||Helissio||3||Olivier Peslier||Elie Lellouche||Enrique Sarasola||2:29.90|
|1997||Peintre Celebre||3||Olivier Peslier||André Fabre||Daniel Wildenstein||2:24.60|
|1998||Sagamix||3||Olivier Peslier||André Fabre||Jean-Luc Lagardère||2:34.50|
|1999||Montjeu||3||Michael Kinane||John Hammond||Michael Tabor||2:38.50|
|2000||Sinndar||3||Johnny Murtagh||John Oxx||HH Aga Khan IV||2:25.80|
|2001||Sakhee||4||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||2:36.10|
|2002||Marienbard||5||Frankie Dettori||Saeed bin Suroor||Godolphin||2:26.70|
|2003||Dalakhani||3||Christophe Soumillon||Alain de Royer-Dupré||HH Aga Khan IV||2:32.30|
|2004||Bago||3||Thierry Gillet||Jonathan Pease||Niarchos Family||2:25.00|
|2005||Hurricane Run||3||Kieren Fallon||André Fabre||Michael Tabor||2:27.40|
|2006||Rail Link||3||Stéphane Pasquier||André Fabre||Khalid Abdullah||2:26.30|
|2007||Dylan Thomas||4||Kieren Fallon||Aidan O’Brien||Magnier / Tabor||2:28.50|
|2008||Zarkava||3||Christophe Soumillon||Alain de Royer-Dupré||HH Aga Khan IV||2:28.80|
|2009||Sea the Stars||3||Michael Kinane||John Oxx||Christopher Tsui||2:26.30|
|2010||Workforce||3||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||Khalid Abdullah||2:35.30|
|2011||Danedream||3||Andrasch Starke||Peter Schiergen||Burg Eberstein / Yoshida||2:24.49|
|2012||Solemia||4||Olivier Peslier||Carlos Laffon-Parias||Wertheimer et Frère||2:37:68|
|2013||Treve||3||Thierry Jarnet||Mme C Head-Maarek||HE Sh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani||2:32:04|
Watch The Latest Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe Races
The 2013 Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe
You can re-live the latest Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe races here, starting with the amazing and unbeaten at the time filly, Treve, who stormed home in the 2013 Arc on October 6th (my birthday) 2013 and beat Orfevre into 2nd place to deny the Japanese star an Arc victory again.
The filly seems to frank my pick a winner for the Arc free betting system by meeting all but 2 of the criteria it lays out for narrowing down a selection.
Obviously it is not foolproof but with French yards winning most of the races, and 3 year olds with previous course and Group 1 victories also holding the key, Treve was in some ways the perfect pick if you were to follow the statistics only.
The 2012 Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe
You can watch the 2012 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe here which was won by the outsider Solemia at a massive starting price of 33/1.
He stole the race on the line from the Japanese star Orfevre who took the 2nd spot for the second time in 2 years.
The 2011 Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe
This Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe was won in record time (2m 24.49s) by a German filly called Danedream.
She beat a quality field of runners, horses with names such as St Nicholas Abbey, Snow Fairy, Workforce, Shareta, So You Think, Treasure Beach, Galikova and Sarafina and became one of the very few German horses to ever have won this race.
The 2010 Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe
The 2010 Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe was won by that years English Derby winner Workforce.
He was the horse who still holds the record time for winning the English Derby having raced it in an amazing course record of 2:31.33 and winning by a massive 7 lengths!
You can see that great Derby race on my page of favourite horse races in recent years. It includes races by Workforce, Frankel, Black Caviar, Excelebration and So You Think.
Later on he went on to complete his 3rd year as a race horse by becoming the Champion of Europe and winning the 2010 Prix de l’Arc d’Triomphe.
1989 – 2010 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe Victories
This video is a collection of some of the most famous Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe victories before 2010, and shows races from between 1989 and 2010.