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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Entries

Dateline: 10/04/01

The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is the most important flat race in Europe and the culminating event of the European racing season. Run at the European classic distance of 2400 meters (approximately 1 1/2 miles), the fixture has a purse of 10.5 million

Sinndar winning the 2000 Arc de Triomphe over Egyptband
French Francs (approximately $1.5 million US) making it the richest prize of any race in Europe. The historic Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris is home to the event which was inaugurated in 1920 with the intention of making it an important international event. The first running was won by Comrade and the list of winners includes such champions as Ribot, Sea Bird, Vaguely Noble, Mill Reef, Allez France, Alleged, All Along, and Trempolino.

Course Diagram for Longchamp with the trip for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe indicated in dark green.

With divisional leaders Fantastic Light and Galileo skipping the event in favor of the Breeders' Cup and four supplemental entrants throwing their hats into the ring at the last minute, a near maximum field of 17 will face the starter in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday. As of Thursday, Juddmonte International winner Sakhee was the 2-1 favorite with undefeated filly Aquarelliste and St. Leger victor Milan as the next choices in the early wagering. Below are the entrants with saddlecloth and post position numbers and links to their past performances. Check here on Racing Post for any late updates.

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere

1 / 5Chimes At Midnight 131 Smith Comer 300-1
2 / 8 Anzillero 131 Woodburn Richardson 66-1
3 / 15 Sakhee 131 Dettori Bin Suroor 9-4
4 / 7 Holding Court 131 Robinson Jarvis 25-1
5 / 16 Little Rock 131 Murtagh Stoute 66-1
6 / 2 Idaho Quest 131 Thulliez Pantall 40-1
7 / 9 Hightori 131 Mosse Demercastel 7-1
8 / 12 Honorifique 128 Gillet Collet 100-1
9 / 10 Egyptband 128 Doleuze Head=Maarek 9-1
10 / 11 Sagacity 123 Take Fabre 50-1
11 / 1 Milan 123 Kinane O'Brien 5-1
12 / 17 Anabaa Blue 123 Soumillon Lerner 16-1
13 / 14 Saddler's Creek 123 Scallan O'Brien 500-1
14 / 13 Foreign Affairs 123 Duffield Prescott 25-1
15 / 5 Golan 123 Fallon Stoute 7-1
16 / 3 Diamilina 120 Peslier Fabre 21-1
17 / 4 Aquarelliste 120 Boeuf Lellouche 7-2

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