Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe Tips & 2018 Predictions


DateSunday October 7, 2018
TrackLongchamp
Distance2400m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prize money€5,000,000
Age3YO

Considered as the "Greatest race in the world" the Arc, as it's more commonly known, features the best middle-distance thoroughbreds at Longchamp. 

A race held in the highest esteem, the Arc has always been a popular race for not only racing enthusiasts, but punters alike. 

With a big field packed full of the world's best stars, the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe is a must-watch race and it's one of the highlights of October. 

Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe betting card 2018


The seven-race card features some quality racing, which includes both local talent and international stars which have made the journey to France. 

All seven races are run at Group 1 level – the only meeting in the world where every race is run at the top level. 

Race No.
Race Name
1Marcel Boussac
2Grand Criterium
3Arabian World Cup
4Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe
5L'Opera Longines
6Prix De L'Abbaye De Longchamp
7Prix De La Foret

Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe betting selections & tips


We will have expert tips for the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe available when the final-field markets are released by bookmakers. 

Being such a big race, bookmakers will have early futures markets open.

Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe history


One of the richest races in the world and one of the most prestigious, the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe is a global celebration of the world's best thoroughbreds. 

Its origins go back to 1863 when a governing body wanted a feature race that was open to thoroughbreds from around the world.  

The Prix du Conseil Municipal was introduced and the name would later be changed in in the wake of World War I, to honour the allies in 1919.
 
The first official Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe was run on October 3, 1920 and was taken out by Comrade. 

Having been funded by the National Lottery, the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe was then able to secure big sponsors and in 2008 the prize fund was doubled when Qatar Racing became primary sponsor. 

Normally run at Longchamp, the 2016 and 2017 editions were held at Chantilly due to renovations. Found and Enable were the two victors at Chantilly. 

The Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe has been won by many champion thoroughbreds, trainers and jockeys. Names such as Treve, Enable, Danedream,  Montjeu and Alleged are all previous winners of the race. 

Leading French trainer Andre Fabre has scored seven wins in the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe, his latest coming with Rail Link in 2006. 

Frankie Dettori has ridden five winners, which started with Lammtarra in 1995 and his most recent win came aboard Enable in 2017. 

The Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe has been dominated by three and four-year-olds. There has been only one five-year-old winner since 1988. 

Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe betting guide


It takes a great horse to win the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe and punters should be looking for the thoroughbreds with international form. 

Recent winners Enable, Found, Golden Horn and Treve all had form around the world and at the highest level. 

Enable was a stunning 2.5-length winner in 2017 for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori. Listed as one of the best thoroughbreds in the world, Enable was a slick three-year-old which put away a field that included Order of St George, Idaho, Winter and Satano Diamond, among others. 

Golden Horn (9/2) and Found (6/1) weren't overly fancied in the betting but there was enough support in the market to make them single-figure chances. 

Value is often on offer in the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe as that's no more evident than with Treve's consecutive wins. 

The French champion scored at 9/2 in 2013 and that's a fair price, but it shouldn't have paid 11/1 when repeating the dose in 2014. 

The field was stacked with 20 of the world's best thoroughbreds but winning form at Longchamp and in the Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe is a key betting guide.
 
There have been some big upsets, most recently with Solemia winning at 33/1 in 2012. The French-trained runner upset the likes of Orfevre and 2/1 favourite Camelot. 

Punters got great money for Danedream in 2011 when the quality German won at odds of 20/1. It would later win more races around the world and become one of the true globetrotting stars of the thoroughbred world. 

The Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe isn't an odds-on favourite type of race. Look for the value and trust your instincts. 

Recent Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe winners


Year
Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe winner
2017Enable
2016Found
2015Golden Horn
2013Treve
2012Treve
2011Solemia
2010Danedream
2009Workforce
2008Zarkava
2007Dylan Thomas
2006Rail Link
2005Hurricane Run
2004Bago
2003Dalakhani
2002Marienbard
2001Sakhee
2000Sinndar
1999Montjeu
1998Sagamix
1997Peintre Celebre
1996Helissio
1995Lammtarra
1994Carnegie
1993Urban Sea
1992Subotica
1991Suave Dancer
1990Saumarez
1989Carroll House
1988Tony Bin