The Arc Promise, a new fundraising initiative based on the “Breeders' Cup Pledge, was launched by Au-Dela des Pistes ahead of Arc weeekend. After the results were tabulated, over €60,000 was raised by the connections of every runner that opted to donate a fraction of their earnings in the event of a win or place by their horse(s). The donations will go toward racehorses retired due to injury that need additional support before they can be retrained.
Ecurie des Monceaux donated 30% of its breeders' premiums, which resulted in a donation of €24,300. Arqana donated €1,000 per winner of its sales graduates, good for €6,000. Other entities that contributed include the Aga Khan Studs, Godolphin SNC, Haras de la Gousserie, Al Asayl, Wertheimer et Frere, China Horse Club, and Ecurie Meiohas, as well as jockeys, jockey agents and trainers. For the full list, or to join or contribute, please go to www.audeladespistes.fr.