The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was honoured with the 2017 Longines World’s Best Horse Race award at a sumptuous ceremony in London on Tuesday, 23 January!

QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE

SATURDAY 6TH & SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER PARISLONGCHAMP

THE CROWN OF A LEGEND

1 THE WORLD'S GREATEST HORSE RACE

THE WORLD'S GREATEST HORSE RACE

The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend boasts a prestigious two-day racing programme with no fewer than 15 flat races, nine of which have Group 1 status, the highest category of horse race.


In the most important race of the weekend, the world's very best thoroughbreds coupled with top international jockeys will do battle in the final flat stage of the EPIQE Series, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe!


The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe claimed the title of 2017 Longines World’s Best Horse Race at the Longines World’s Best Horse Race Awards Ceremony, which was held in London on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.
The World’s Best Horse Race award, which was created in 2015, has now been won by the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe twice, in 2015 and 2017.

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The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend is also an opportunity to admire another racing breed, the Purebred Arab, in action. A forefather of the English Thoroughbred, these elegant horses will contest the Qatar Arabian World Cup.


Boasting a million euros in prize money, the most prestigious race for Purebred Arabs aged 4 and over is run over a mile and two furlongs and is one of the highlights of this action-packed weekend!

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RELIVE THE 2017 EDITION


Lanfranco Dettori and Enable win the 2017 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe!

Maxime Guyon and GAZWAN win the 2017 Qatar Arabian World Cup!

2 THIS IS MY ARC
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Each episode of “This is My Arc 2017” shows a jockey and a trainer chatting about their joint victory in the Arc.


In their own words, they reflect on the race, the winning horse and their strategy, and tell us what makes the Arc so special.

Episode 1: Jockey Ryan Lee Moore and trainer Sir Michael Stoute

Episode 2: Jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden

Episode 3: Jockey Christophe Soumillon and trainer Alain de Royer Dupré

Episode 4: ex Jockey and trainer Freddy Head and trainer Criquette Head

Episode 5: Watch this great series Finale

BE PART OF RACING'S HISTORY

1 5 GOOD REASONS TO COME

The year’s most eagerly-awaited equestrian event, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is an opportunity to watch the world’s racing elite in action !

For two days, the racecourse cames alive with the sound of cheering crowds from all over the globe!

1 – Experience the world’s greatest horse race
The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the climax of the flat racing season and the most eagerly-anticipated race of the year!

After winning the most prestigious races in their respective countries, the world’s top gallopers do battle in the season’s most hotly-contested event.
This legendary event keeps television viewers from all over the globe in suspense until the last second, when the winner is crowned world number one! Do not miss the final flat stage of the EPIQE Series!

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2 – Feel the emotion of sporting exploits
The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe gives you the unique opportunity to watch 15 top-level races over one weekend. Share your exhilaration with like-minded racing fans, who travel from all over the world especially for this event!

Every new race is another chance to win: Get into the spirit by betting on your favourite horse and cheer on thoroughbreds from all over the globe.

Get your adrenaline pumping with a turn on the Racing Experience: Our simulator lets you feel what it is like to be in a real jockey’s stirrups.

Our racing experts will be on hand in the Easy Racing Zone to teach you everything you need to know about racing !

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3 – Explore this unique venue
For the second and last time ever, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe has been held in the majestic Chantilly racecourse, the veritable birthplace of horse racing.

Look out from the stands over the stunning course, which is framed by the beautiful Grandes Écuries and château.

Longchamp racecourse, where this prestigious event is traditionally held, is currently undergoing a full renovation to become one of Europe’s most modern racecourses when it reopens in April 2018.

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4 – Enjoy a top-class weekend
At the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, there is plenty to keep you entertained both on and off the course.

Racing fans can head to the parade ring to admire the mighty thoroughbreds from up close, while less avid spectators can rub shoulders with celebrities as they stroll around the racecourse, stopping to pose for the photographers who come to immortalise this unique event.

Come and be part of the year’s most prestigious equestrian event!

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5 – Get into the thick of the action
Located right at the edge of the course, on the racecourse’s central lawn, the Arc Village is a private area where spectators can relax.
Offering various catering options, special betting windows, race simulators, giant screens and DJ sets, it is the perfect place to experience the thrill of racing in a convivial setting!

Do you want front-row seats for the year’s greatest sporting event?

Come along to the Arc Terrace, a luxury private area located on the home straight!

You will be treated to unhindered views of the finishing post, a private bar and special betting windows. A DJ will provide the soundtrack to your day, putting the racing action to music!

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2 ARC TERRACES AND VILLAGE

There are two private areas set up on the racecourse’s central lawn:

The Arc Terraces: a premium area offering front-row seats to the sporting event of the year!

Set up beside the final furlong of the home straight, this area boasts a private bar and unhindered view of the finishing post.
Have a flutter at the special betting windows and follow all the action on the area’s giant screens. A DJ have even provided a soundtrack to the excitement on the course!


The Arc Village is a private area on the edge of the course, on the racecourse’s central lawn.

Offering various catering options, special betting windows, giant screens and DJ sets, it is the perfect place to experience the thrill of racing in a convivial setting!

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Learn everything there is to know about horse racing!

Our racing experts
are on hand in this convivial area to ensure you enjoy your racing experience and learn all you need to know about the various races, whether you are an avid racing fan or a first-time racegoer! 


Step into a jockey’s stirrups !

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Are you dying to see what goes on behind the scenes at the races?

Step inside the EPIQE jockey changing rooms
, a full-sized replica of this very private area of the racecourse, reserved just for racing champions.
A variety of games, videos, competitions and entertainment activities will be organised in this area to show you what goes on behind the scenes at a racecourse.

You can even have your photo taken to record this special moment, to prove to all of your friends that you were invited into the jockey changing rooms !

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3 THE VILLAGE D'HONNEUR
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The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the most exceptional horse race of the year.

Come and enjoy the refined and pleasant atmosphere during this unique day, which will combine sports, passion, celebration and  elegance.

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Sales Contact : 55 rue le Marois 75016 PARIS
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Download the 2017 document

4 AT THE HEART OF RACING 

AT THE HEART OF RACING

Do you want to get right to the heart of horse racing? Then go to the weighing area!


This highly private area of the racecourse is where you can see the horses in their stables, admire the runners in the paddock both before and after their race, and watch the prizes being  presented.

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QATAR RACING AND EQUESTRIAN CLUB (QREC)

1 MAIN SPONSOR OF THE QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE
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QREC, PARTNER OF THE GREATEST RACE MEETING OF THE YEAR!


In 2007, the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, QREC, and France Galop signed a sponsoring partnership agreement over the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe that has been extended to 2022.


Horse racing is deeply anchored in the Qatari culture. From this passion, a logical long-term partnership with France Galop and the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe developed.

Record 5 Million Euros prize-money.
Thanks to this partnership, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe has become one of the world’s richest Flat races on turf, offering 5 Million Euros in prize-money.

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2 THE QATAR ARABIAN WORLD CUP
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THE QATAR ARABIAN WORLD CUP


With 1 Million Euros prize-money, the Qatar Arabian World Cup is the most prestigious race in the world of Purebred Arabian racing and one of the highlights of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe weekend.


Horses from this historical breed, aged four and older, compete over the 2000 meter distance. 


This race is the climax of the year in the Purebred Arabian racing calendar. 


Mirroring the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, it is an international event, as the world’s best Purebred Arabians, owned by the biggest stables in the world, are entered in this race.

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The Qatar Arabian World Cup is one of the three legs of the Doha Triple Crown.

This challenge, created in 2015 by the Qatar International Equestrian Committee, features three prestigious races: the Qatar International Stakes, which takes place at Goodwood in August, the Qatar Arabian World Cup at Chantilly in October and the HH.
The Emir’s Sword Race at Doha in February.
A 1 Million US Dollars bonus is awarded to the horse that wins all three races of the Doha Triple Crown

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GAZWAN and his jockey Maxime Guyon win the 2017 Qatar Arabian World Cup !

3 THE OFFICIAL SPONSORS

THE OFFICIAL SPONSORS OF QATAR PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE

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Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 150 countries.

EPIQE SERIES

1 THE CHAMPIONSHIP
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A championship circuit made up of the 14 top horse races in France!

The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the most coveted trophy in the world of racing.
In 2016, it assumed another dimension when it became the final of the EpiqE Series Flat racing Championship.



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This Championship embraces 14 major races in the French calendar and is spread over two seasons: In the Flat Racing Championship, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the final event, while the Trotting Championship finishes with the famous Prix d’Amerique.

If the Arc covers the winner of the race in glory, the EpiqE Series Championship crowns the jockey who has been the most successful in the 7 chosen international Championship races, culminating obviously with the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.


LANFRANCO DETTORI WINNER OF 2017 EPIQE SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP! Which jockey will take over in 2018?

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THE FINAL OF THE EPIQE SERIES LIVE ON TF1!


On Sunday 7th October 2018, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be shown live on TF1 and will feature in a special programme on LCI.

France’s major races that are included in the EpiqE Series enjoy significant media exposure thanks to the group TF1, the Championship’s official broadcaster.


Horse racing thus continues to attract new fans thanks to live broadcasts and special programmes on LCI and TF1, as well as the Saga EpiqE shorts clips that attract up to 4 million loyal viewers every Saturday evening!

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2 CALENDAR
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3 EPIQE TRACKING
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THE NEW APP THAT IS REVOLUTIONISING THE WORLD OF HORSE RACING  

Thanks to the geolocation of horses running in races, you can now follow the runners’ position in real time to an unprecedented level of accuracy (less than 25cm compared with the metre that is currently the case in other sporting disciplines) whether you are watching from home or on the racecourse.


The second-screen “EpiqE Tracking” app is your invitation to a brand new, immersive experience!


Live 3D immerses you in the thick of the action as you follow the race from the horse of your choice. Benefit from unprecedented 360° viewing angles throughout the race:

  • Access an abundance of real-time information during the race: position, speed, distance behind the leading horse, acceleration, deceleration, etc. 
  • Immediate access to Replay 3D allows you to re-watch and analyse the whole race: the exact distance run, a better understanding of a horse’s performance and its jockey’s strategical decisions, etc.
  • You can even use a virtual reality (VR) headset for a 100% immersive experience: swap horses with a simple head movement!

The “EpiqE Tracking” app is available for free on iPhone and iPad from the iTunes store, as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store.


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USEFUL INFORMATION

1 TICKETING

TICKETING

– From €10 for adults
– Free of charge for children under 18

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2 HOW TO GET TO THE RACECOURSE ? 

ADDRESS:

ParisLongchamp
2 Route des Tribunes
75016 Paris

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:


Metro:
Line 10: Get off at “Porte d’Auteuil”, then take the shuttle bus to the racecourse on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Bus:
244 Maillot – Suresnes: Get off at "Carrefour de Longchamp" / 244N Auteuil – Suresnes: Get off at "Carrefour de Longchamp"

Tram:
Line T2 Porte de Versailles/La Défense: Get off at “Suresnes Longchamp”

BY CAR:
From central Paris and Paris ring road: Porte Maillot and Allée de Longchamp / Porte de Passy then Route de l’Hippodrome. From the banks of the Seine and Pont de Neuilly - Pont de St-Cloud: take Allée du Bord de l’Eau.

SHUTTLE BUSES:
Free shuttle bus service from Porte d’Auteuil and Porte Maillot on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.  

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3 CATERING

CATERING

A varied offer is available throughout the weekend!


TO TAKE AWAY

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Throughout the weekend:


By the Stands / Weighing area (detail of the 2017 edition):
– Burgers
– Fish & Chips
– Hot Dogs
– Crêpes
– Sweets / Confectionary
– Ice cream
– Sandwiches

Sunday only (detail of the 2017 edition):

ARC VILLAGE :

Food trucks – Flavours of the World:
– Italian: Mozza & Co
– Asian: Vapeurs Dim Sum & Wok
– Breton: Breizh Truck
– Mexican: El Camion
– American – burgers: Cantine California
– Seafood: La Mer à Boire

ARC TERRACE :
– Burger food truck

BARS :

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Throughout the weekend (detail of the 2017 edition):


– Champagne bars*
– Combined bars (soft & alcoholic drinks*)
– Central bar*
– Coffee


Sunday only:
– Beer bar
– Smoothies


RESTAURANTS:

PANORAMIC RESTAURANT :
 Savour a delicious lunch as you enjoy unhindered views of the course!

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Saturday (menu of the 2017 edition):


– Duck foie gras with black chanterelle mushroom confit, burgundy wine jelly
– Lightly-spiced roasted cheek of sea bass, risotto with baby broad beans and tomatoes, sauce vierge with lemon confit and almonds
– Cheese from Philippe Olivier
– Crunchy praline, chocolate and hazelnut dessert, Bourbon vanilla panna cotta. Signature dessert from “Maison Kaiser”.
Set menu priced at €180 inc. VAT

Sunday (menu of the 2017 edition):


– Champagne aperitif, savoury canapés
– Lobster tataki, mango and butternut squash, orange reduction
– Herb-roasted rack and saddle of lamb, creamy rocket, Hasselback potatoes and a truffle jus
– Cheese from Philippe Olivier
– Lemon delight with a citrus centre, chocolate and yuzu cream
– Water and coffee
Set menu priced at €370 inc. VAT

BRASSERIE DES PISTES :

Sunday only (menu of the 2017 edition):


– Champagne aperitif, savoury canapés
– Mi-cuit foie gras opera cake with a passion fruit and coffee jelly, gingerbread crunch
– Veal tongue, parsnip puree with truffles, cep mushrooms and a rich jus
– Cheese from Philippe Olivier
– Apple and blackcurrant shortcake with a salted caramel cream
– Water and coffee
Set menu priced at €180 inc. VAT

*Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink responsibly.

4 SOUVENIR GIFT SHOP

POP INTO ONE OF THE RACECOURSE’S BOUTIQUES TO PICK UP A FANTASTIC SOUVENIR GIFT!


The racecourse’s shops stock a wide variety of souvenirs to remind you of your day at the Arc or to give as a gift.

The racecourse’s shops stock a wide variety of souvenirs to remind you of your day at the Arc or to give as a gift.

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Have your EPIQE Series t-shirt customised in just 5 minutes, as you wait, and go home with a personalised souvenir from this very special race day!

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Plenty of other souvenir gifts will also be on sale at Chantilly on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October!

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MEDIA & CONTACTS

1 MEDIA

MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT 

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2 MEDIA PARTNERS

OUR MEDIA PARTNERS

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Providing uninterrupted news and information, the LCI channel broadcasts Quinté races live at 1.45pm every day, as well as dedicated programmes for EpiqE Series events.

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TF1 shows the final Trotting and Flat events of the EpiqE Series.

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An equestrian channel dedicated to horse racing − giving tips, runners and live results − Equidia is available on TV, online, on mobile and on social networks.

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Find all French, foreign, economic and political news in Le Figaro and its supplements.

3 GROUPS & CORPORATE

GROUPS & CORPORATE

For any group or corporate enquiries, please contact us by phone on +33 1 49 10 21 92 or by email at: billetteriegroupes@france-galop.com

4 CONTACT

CONTACT

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US AT: webmaster@france-galop.com



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5 LEGAL INFORMATION

LEGAL INFORMATION

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THE EVENTS OF THE 2018 SEASON

Thrilling horse racing action all year round!

Les Dimanches au Galop

Les Dimanches au Galop

March, April & Mai 2018 Something different to do on a Sunday
Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris

Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris

19th & 20th May 2018 - Auteuil The most spectacular jumps races
QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club

QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club

3rd June 2018 - Chantilly Be there when history is made
Prix de Diane Longines

Prix de Diane Longines

17th June 2018 - Chantilly The world’s most glamorous race day
FG Garden Party - Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris

FG Garden Party - Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris

14th July 2018 - ParisLongchamp The best discs and jockeys
Meeting de Deauville Lucien Barrière

Meeting de Deauville Lucien Barrière

from 28th July to 29th August - Deauville-La Touques The very best jockeys in the summer’s top races
Qatar Arc Trials

Qatar Arc Trials

16th September - ParisLongchamp The ultimate dress rehearsal
Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

6th and 7th October - ParisLongchamp The crowing of a legend
48H de l'Obstacle

48H de l'Obstacle

4th & 5th November 2018 - Auteuil Every second counts