Arc Day

Clouds Loom as the Arc Approaches

It is racing's greatest dichotomy. Labelled by the official ParisLongchamp website as "la meilleure course au monde", the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will have few who brook any argument with that claim. Yet it is the time of year within which it is framed that delivers the ultimate snag, with autumn's entry prompting an often drastic change in terrain and a late turnpike for the kings and queens of summer just past. Half of the previous 10 renewals of France's great monument have been run on testing...

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MGSW Chachnak Heads Arqana Arc Sale Catalogue

The catalogue for the Arqana Arc Sale, featuring 23 lots, is now online. Arqana is still accepting entries for the sale, held at Saint-Cloud Racecourse after racing on the eve of the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Oct. 4. In the selective catalogue, one of the standout lots is MGSW Chachnak (Fr) (Kingman {GB}) (lot 21) from Fabrice Vermeulen; while Fabrice Chappet offers lot 14, the G1 French 1000 Guineas third Mageva (GB) (Wootton Bassett {GB}). Other 3-year-olds of note are: Measure of Time (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) (lot...

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