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The Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe is the biggest horse racing event in France. As the slogan states, “Ce n'est pas une course, c'est un monument” - “It's not a race, it's a monument”. 

Twenty horses will compete in the world’s second richest races. The event has a €5 million prize purse with over €2.8m going to the race winner. Torquator Tasso won the famed French race in 2021 with jockey Rene Piechulek in the saddle. 

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The 2022 Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe will take place on Sunday, October 2 at the famous Longchamp Racecourse in Paris. The flat thoroughbred race won’t disappoint, and racing fans will see some of the world’s finest horses compete. 

There will be nine races in total on the day at Longchamp with the Arc being the biggest of them all. The going is likely to be soft, so read up on which horses could lead to a win. 

What is the Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe? 

The Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe is the second richest horse race in the world behind the Everest. The event began in 1920 with Comrade winning the inaugural edition of the race. 

The Arc, as it is often called by horse racing aficionados, takes place on the first Sunday of October at Paris’s Longchamp Racecourse. The race’s history has made it the most prestigious event in all of French horse racing. The Arc often features the crème de la crème of thoroughbred horses. 

The 2022 edition of the race will feature 20 horses racing a distance of one mile, three furlongs, and 204 yards. The Arc features three-year-old horses and older to enter, except for geldings. 

The race is known for bringing together the best jockeys and race horses in the world for one exception weekend of thoroughbred racing. 

Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe Tips Betting Odds 

The Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe race will take place on day No. 2 of the weekend-long festival in Paris. The Arc will take place at 3:05 PM UK time, and it will be the final race of the day at Longchamp. Twenty horses have entered the race with the chance to win over €2.8m. 

Sportsbooks will pay 1/5 on odds up to five places on each-way bets. 

  • Mishriff 25/1 
  • Torquator Tasso 15/2 
  • Mare Australis 25/1 
  • Sealiway 40/1 
  • Alenquer 80/1 
  • Deep Bond 80/1 
  • Broome 80/1 
  • Stay Foolish 80/1 
  • Mostahdaf 40/1 
  • Mendocino 22/1 
  • Titleholder 15/2 
  • Bubble Gift 66/1 
  • Grand Glory 66/1 
  • Alpinista 5/1 
  • Vadeni 8/1 
  • Al Hakeem 25/1 
  • Onesto 12/1
  • Westover 9/1 
  • Do Duece 28/1 
  • Luxembourg 7/2 

Who is the Favourite? 

Luxembourg goes into the Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe as the favourite to win the famed race. The horse didn’t start on the track until the middle part of July as a juvenile. Luxembourg won its first race at Killarney and followed it up with later successes at Curragh and Doncaster. 

Luxembourg won the Irish Champion Stakes defeating fell Arc contenders Onesto and Vadeni. The distance of the Arc could be difficult for Luxembourg. The horse has never raced more than 10 furlongs. There could be some worry over whether Luxembourg can continue a strong pace over a long distance. Luxembourg’s success has the horse as a serious contender to win the race. 

Alpinista is the second favourite ahead of Sunday’s race at Longchamp. She had success at Saint-Cloud and York, and there are plenty of punters that will back her to win the Arc. Paris is likely to be wet over the weekend. Apinista does well in all conditions, so backing a horse that runs well on soft ground may be ideal. 

It is well worth mentioning Torquator Tasso as one of the favourites. The horse is considered the third favourite antepost to win the race. What makes Torquator Tasso a potential winner? Well, the horse won the race in 2021. How’s that?

Torquator Tasso could be the first repeat winner of the Arc since 2017 and 2018 when Enable did the deed. The horse won the Arc in its four-year-old season. This season hasn’t been quite as successful, but by no means has disappointed. A wet, soggy racecourse could be the ideal goings for Torquator Tasso. 

Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe Prediction

Vadeni wasn’t one of the three favourites mentioned previously, but the horse is getting a lot of attention ahead of the race. Vadeni is 8/1 to win the race after winning the 2022 French Derby. The horse then finished third in the Irish Champion Stakes. 

Onesto is another horse getting attention ahead of the race in Paris. Onesto fell adrift to Vadeni in the French Derby, losing out in the end. The horse will likely go head-to-head with Luxembourg and will need to outlast the favourite. 

Our betting tips prediction is to back the favourite Luxembourg to win. A £100 bet at odds of 7/2 each way would pay out £450 if Luxembourg wins the race. An each-way bet would see you lose money if the horse doesn’t come first. 

If you prefer an each-way bet, then consider last year’s winner Torquator Tasso. An each-way bet would pay out £250 if Torquator Tasso places. That is a profit of £50. A Torquator Tasso win would pay out £1,100, however. 

What Time Can I watch the Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe? 

The 2022 Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe race is the fourth race of the day at Longchamp. The race will begin at 3:05 PM on Sunday, October 2 in Paris. 

Nine races will be run on the day with the first starting at 1:15 PM. The final race of the day will be the Arc. 

Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe Race Card 

Here is the Sunday, October 2, 2022, race card for the Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe: 

  • Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere - 1:15 PM
  • Prix Marcel Boussac – 1:50 PM
  • Qatar Arabian World Cup – 2:25 PM 
  • Qatar Prix de L'arc de Triomphe – 3:05 PM 
  • Prix de l'Opera Longines – 3:50 PM 
  • Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines – 4:25 PM 
  • Qatar Prix de la Foret Presente par Education Above All – 5:00 PM 
  • Qatar Grand Handicap des Flyers – 5:30 PM 
  • Qatar Prix de La Place de l'Etoile Presente Par RMC Handicap – 6:00 PM

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