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Vivre le Arc, jolie fille Enable, aller Frankie

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It’s not a horse race, it’s a monument. So reads the witty marketing slogan on posters for the Prix de la Arc de Triomphe – the famous French occasion at ParisLongchamp that takes place for the 99th time on Sunday.


30 Sep 2020
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Vivre le Arc, jolie fille Enable, aller Frankie

The famed Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is taking place this weekend.

On the France Galop website, the message is not as subtle. “The Greatest Horse Race in the World”, it declares. American and Australian racing people might quibble about that assertion, but the British and Irish don’t seem to mind it – probably because for many decades they have been raiding across the channel, winning the race and carrying home the spoils. The “Arc” is the richest race in Europe and is, arguably, the most influential and prestigious one on the continent. It is certainly the premier middle-distance test for horses of all ages and sexes (except geldings), with not a...

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