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2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1)

10/2/2011, Longchamp-FR
Post Time:
3:15 AM ET
1 1/2m (Turf)
3+ M
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.
FinSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast Start / Next Start
1st Danedream
P. Schiergen
A. Starke
1st, 2012 Grosser Preis von Baden (G1)
2nd Shareta
A. Royer-Dupre
T. Jarnet
6th, 2013 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) View Video
3rd Snow Fairy
E. Dunlop
F. Dettori
1st, 2012 Irish Champion Stakes (G1)
4th So You Think
High Chaparral
A. O'Brien
S. Heffernan
1st, 2012 Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) View Video
5th St Nicholas Abbey
A. O'Brien
J. O'Brien
1st, 2013 Coronation Cup (G1)
6th Meandre
A. Fabre
M. Guyon
7th, 2014 Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) View Video
7th Sarafina
Refuse To Bend
A. Royer-Dupre
C. Lemaire
4th, 2011 Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) View Video
8th Silver Pond
Act One
C. Laffon-Parias
T. Thulliez
1st, 2012 Prix Lyphard (LS) View Video
9th Galikova
F. Head
O. Peslier
6th, 2012 Prix De l' Opera (G1)
10th Hiruno D'Amour
Manhattan Cafe
M. Kon
S. Fujita
12th, 2012 Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1)
11th Nakayama Festa
Stay Gold
Y. Ninomiya
M. Ebina
11th, 2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) View Video
12th Workforce
King's Best
S. Stoute
R. Moore
12th, 2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) View Video
13th Testosterone
P. Bary
S. Pasquier
7th, 2013 Noblesse Stakes (G3) View Video
14th Treasure Beach
A. O'Brien
C. O'Donoghue
11th, 2013 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (G1)
15th Reliable Man
A. Royer-Dupre
G. Mosse
1st, 2013 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1)
16th Masked Marvel
J. Gosden
W. Buick
18th, 2013 Melbourne Cup (G1) View Video

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1)...

Wherever she goes, the rain almost certainly follows and Saint-Cloud was no different on Sunday. Having been perfectly clear all day, the announcement that the 2011 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe winner, Danedream, was to take to the track for the next race, the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, seemed to insti...Read More
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  • footlick · MarcelloMarocco- You go rematch Zarkava's races. Zarkava was a better three yr old than Danedream. Period. That is the only way you can compare them like it or not. Zarkava broke the Pouliches record for 8f defeating Goldikova, won the Diane, tied the Vermeille record for 12f after dwelling at the start and spotting the field 5 lengths and then came from 17th after being in tight quarters because she ducked into the rail after the break, and had trouble getting out in the clear. before easily engulfing almost the entire field without Soumillon even raising his whip. She was the more dominant 3 yr old. Danedream was very good, but not Zarkava. Danedream lost in Germany. Danedream shipped to Japan and lost. Snow Fairy shipped to Japan and won. Shipped to Hong Kong and won. Snow Fairy was not Zarkava either. Just my opinion. Obviously not yours. · 634 days ago ·
  • footlick · should be rewatch. And Zarkava was a 2 yr old champion, going from a maiden to easily winning g the gr 1 for 2 yr old fillies on Arc day.. · 634 days ago ·
DANEDREAM, supplemented at a a cost of €100,000 earlier this week, blew her rivals out of the water, becoming the first winner of the Arc from Germany since Star Appeal in 1975. Japanese breeder Teruya Yoshida bought a half share in the filly two days ago from Gestut Burg Eberstein, who purchased he...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · I can't fathom So You Think's early position either, Footlick, but alas a better ride likeyl would have only produced 2nd place money. Danedream was awesome ... nice pick! · 929 days ago ·
  • footlick · Thanks. I kept wondering when her odds were going to go down. I'm glad she was so off the radar. · 929 days ago ·
looks like one of the biggest arc with so you think, sarafina, galikova, work force,
BOOKMAKERS were on Saturday at odds over whether Sarafina would win her pre-race battle for favouritism with So You Think for Sunday's Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe, with the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained four-year-old a best-priced 9-2 for Europe's richest race.Coral spokesman Simon Clare said: "P...Read More
  • amir16 · If it is a moderate pace, I think she will be the fastest in the final furlong. But if it goes like a train in front, A progeny of galileo will make it. · 930 days ago ·
appropriateQIPCO British Champions Day.Racing International http://www.racingint.comRead More
Longchamp's Course Clerk will water the course Saturday night to assure good and fair ground for all the Sunday races.This is very good news for connections of last year's winner, Workforce (King's Best USA), who finds fast ground jarring.  Read More
Peintre Celebre holds the record at 2:24.6 set back in 1997, when he smashed the previous best mark by nearly 3.5 seconds, and on a course with a long, uphill backstretch climb to boot. However, since that remarkable run...Read More
Two weeks ago it appeared that the dowager Qatar Arc de Triomphe would be run on good-to-soft ground in typical cooler Autumn weather. A full complement of 28 horses were expected to run eliciting the usual fears of lessor horses with uneven talents endangering and hampering better horses.Read More
After the post position draw for this year's Arc, Sarafina went from 3-1 to 4-1, and So You Think went from 4-1 to 5-1 as both got unfortunate in the p.p. draw. Sarafina drew p.p.#13. While So You Think drew p.p.#14. Only 2 horses in the past 8 years have won the Arc negotiating a wider p.p. draw than #8. Last year's Arc winner, Workforce, will break from the same gate again this year that he won the race from in 2010. p.p.#8.
  • yukichan · Well that changes one 1-2-3 considerably. I am not so sure SYT, Sarafina or Treasure Beach (#12) can overcome those pp draws...Galikova or Danedream are looking pretty good now... · 932 days ago ·
Goldikova and her kid sister Galikova highlight a spectacular day of racing at LongchampRead More
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  • yukichan · Agree...it is SYT's race to lose, but the talent in this race is pretty awesome. And what do you think of the supplement of Meandre, Danedream, and Masked Marvel? Make the Arc even more exciting and complicated...for second place! I think the firm/fast going also works against Danedream. So my picks are SYT, Sarafina, Galikova. · 933 days ago ·
  • BrianAppleton · I'll be rooting for Goldikova to romp in the Forex with all my heart, she's incredible! I think it would be really neat to see Workforce repeat in the Arc, but So You Think and Sarafina look fantastic. · 933 days ago ·
14 horses remain entered as of today for Sunday's G1 Prix De l' Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp in France. Although according to England's Racing Post web-site, 2 more late supplemental entries are also possible? Connection's of the German filly, Danedream are still saying that they may supplement her into the race. The other could be the John Gosden trained winner of the G1 St.Leger, Masked Marvel? Gosden withdrew G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner, Nathaniel. Siting that he believes the ground will be against Nathaniel at Longchamp on Sunday. It's thought the ground will be very fast for the Arc, and Gosden said that Nathaniel likes softer ground with more cut in it.
  • yukichan · I believe racingpost.com is reporting that Danedream has been supplemented...of course she recently won on very soft ground... · 934 days ago ·
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, will provide live coverage of nine grade and group 1 races this weekend.    On Saturday, HRRN will broadcast live from Belmont Park with a three hour Super Saturday broadcast featuri...Read More
CONNECTIONS of Galikova reckon the Prix Vermeille winner has a solid chance of becoming just the third three-year-old filly in 30 years to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.The Freddy Head-trained daughter of Galileo is as short as 6-1 to win at Longchamp on Sunday, having won impressively over the ...Read More
LEADING Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hopes So You Think and Nathaniel were both the subject of drifts on Betfair on Monday on a volatile day's trading on Sunday's Longchamp showpiece.Worries about the likely fast ground for King George winner Nathaniel prompted him to drift so alarmingly on Betfair tha...Read More
  • Protagonist · good Luck! Get that 18th is right!,likin sparks,can you dig it,18in a row Hopefully,and a move up the ladder,Wow ! · 935 days ago ·
WORKFORCE continued his preparation for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday week with a racecourse gallop at Sandown on Tuesday.Last year's Arc and Derby winner worked over nine furlongs with stablemates Dux Scholar and Confront. Confront led the trio before Workforce was pushed to lead three fu...Read More
  • medlocke · Workforce hasn't been disgraced in any of his races this season by any means. But that said, Workforce also doesn't look nearly the same horse as a 4yr.old that we saw smash the Epsom Derby record and win the Arc as a 3yr.old. In my opinion, you're just throwing $$$ away if you're backing Workforce for a repeat Arc win this year. Sarafina, So You Think, Galikova, Snow Fairy, Reliable Man, and possibly even St Nicholas Abbey are all likely to get home ahead of Workforce at Longchamp this year, IMO. · 940 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · A lot will depend on the turf condition at Longchamp. · 940 days ago ·
AIDAN O'BRIEN has confirmed that former Australian superstar So You Think will have his next race in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on October 2.Ladbrokes reacted to the news by cutting the eight-time Group 1 winner to 5-1 (from 7) for Europe's richest race. He can also be backed a...Read More
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  • medlocke · @BrianZipse, I agree with you 110%!! Personally, I believe So You Think is more than capable of winning this year's Arc. Although it looks like it's going to be a very deep field. But I just don't think there's that many middle distance turf horses in Europe that's better he is. JMO. · 947 days ago ·
  • HORSEFACE · what about sarafina? I think she is the horse to beat not so you think her prix foy was spectacular she is brillant at 1 1/2 so you think is better at a 1 1/4. · 947 days ago ·
Before the world famous race, Hiruno DAmour and Nakayama Festa prep in the Prix Foy at Longchamp, while Nakayama Knight will race in the Prix Niel as the prep race this weekend.Note: Victoire Pisa returned to France to take on the Arc de Triomphe, but he came home back from France due to leg problem...Read More
Trainer Peter Schiergen’s improving three-year-old filly Danedream soundly defeated older males in a German Group 1 for the second straight time on Sunday at Baden-Baden.After a five-length dismantling of the opposition in the Grosser Preis von Berlin Duetschland Preis (Ger-G1) on July 24, the Lomit...Read More
After Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes, I’m fairly certain that many of us have run out of ways to describe So You Think. To borrow a line I heard in a commercial, “…all I can say is ‘wow’…” It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve watched So You Think race, he still continues to amaze me. That was the...Read More
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  • footlick · @medlocke- thanks. I knew she was running in the St Leger, but didn't knnow if they would try the Arc or not. Would that free Frankie up to ride Snow Fairy if she goes? · 957 days ago ·
  • Rossington · @mary.schweitzer, That's correct!! It was on England's Racing Post web-site this morning that Aidan O'Brien intends to send Cape Blanco back to America to run in the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont on Oct. 2nd. The Joe Hirsch being 1-1/2 race should put Cape Blanco spot on for this year's Breeders Cup Turf. Likely Clement will send Winchester out after Cape Blanco instead of Gio Ponti this time. The race being 1-1/2 instead of 1-1/4. · 957 days ago ·
2011 Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Victoire Pisa has arrived in France and will remain there in his prep work for the 2011 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), according to published reports today.  The initial plan for the winner of the world’s richest race was a start in the Irish Champion Stakes (G...Read More
  • medlocke · No Prix Foy prep or Prix De l' Arc De Triomphe run's for Victoire Pisa this season. The 2011 Dubai World Cup winner suffered a leg injury while training for the Foy and the Arc in France, and will likely be out for the rest of the 2011 flat season according to his connections. · 970 days ago ·

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