Enable wins the 2017 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
As suggested by most bookies and experts in horse racing, favourite runner Enable proved everyone right. Before delving into this year's event, let's see some general information. Popularly known as The Arc, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is one of the most prestigious horse race events in Europe. Fans and bettors enjoy this period because not only will they get to be served with the grandest horse races ever, but also because the chance of winning a bit of money through betting on the races beckons. Let's see what happened at this year's event!
Enable Sails To An Incredible Victory In The Arc
Enable managed a spectacular and memorable season with a completely scintillating display in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The brilliant filly of John Gosden lined up as a favourite for this middle-distance competition after grabbing four consecutive first places at the Yorkshire Oaks, Epsom Oaks, Irish Oaks, and King George IV and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. The 3-year-old made a great start from the second stall and Frankie Dettori did well as he positioned her behind Order Of St George and Idaho, in a perfect spot. This gave Enable a powerful force within the final 2 furlongs and she stamped a nice class, sealing a very dominant success.
“It’s Not A Race, It's A Monument”
That is the slogan for Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe as it was first used in advertising the function in 2003; a statement of how big an event the horse race festival is. In fact, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is regarded as the race of champions, considering that it brings to the race track some of the highly acclaimed horses, and the winners subsequently take on the title ‘champion’. With yesterday's stunning result, Enable is now a five-time champion this year.
New Sponsors and Increased Prize Fund in 2017
Since the inception of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the event has had several sponsors, including CIGA Hotels, Trusthouse Forte, and Groupe Lucien Barriere, not forgetting government funding that kept it afloat after the World War II. The 2018 sponsor, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (abbreviated as QREC), signed an agreement with the organizers of the Arc in 2017 for a prize fund of £4 million. Currently, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe has a prize fund of £5 million, propelling it to the top of the totem pole when it comes to the richest turf race. In fact, today Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe ranks as the richest turf race and third wealthiest after Pegasus Cup and Dubai Cup respectively.
The 2016 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Winner
For those who are curious, last year’s Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner was Found, a 4-year-old horse that took the event by storm. Found was foaled in 2012, and has gone on to win various races such as the maiden race, Prix Marcel Boussac, and the Brreder’s Cup that took place at Keeneland. In last year’s edition of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the jockey who rode on Found was Ryan Moore, and the trainer was Aidan O’Brien. Found is owned by Tabor, Smith & Magnier.
The 2018 edition of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is expected to be as explosive as the previous editions, and the winner will go home with more money than he/she came with. With a prize purse exceeding over £5 million, fans and gamblers can only wait to see the action when the D’day comes. You can find more information about betting on the the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, including the latest horse racing odds and UK's racing tips giving you the names of the likely winners right here on OddsDigger.