G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

International Editor Kelsey Riley Joins the TDN Writers' Room

TDN's International Editor Kelsey Riley joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss the upcoming G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Amidst heavy rainfall in Paris, Champion Enable (GB) and 3-year-old filly Love (Ire) will go head-to-head this Sunday.

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Ghaiyyath Likely To Bypass Arc

Trainer Charlie Appleby has confirmed that Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is likely to bypass the Oct. 4 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in favour of the G1 Qipco Champion S. on Oct. 17 or the GI Breeders' Cup Turf on Nov. 7. The 5-year-old beat just two home in last year's Arc, but since then has won four of his five starts including the G1 Coronation Cup, G1 Coral-Eclipse and G1 Juddmonte International. Ghaiyyath suffered his first defeat of the season when second to Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in...

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Telecaster Camp Eyes Arc Bid

Castle Down Racing's Telecaster (GB) (New Approach {Ire}), who won the G3 La Coupe on June 25 and the G2 Grand Prix de Deauville two starts later on Aug. 30, is a potential contender for the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, trainer Hughie Morrison announced on Tuesday. The 4-year-old colt also won the G2 Dante S. last term. "It's definitely a possibility that he could go," said Morrison. "Nothing really sprang out of the trials to put us off. The filly who won the [G1 Prix] Vermeille [Tarnawa...

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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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Stroll For Enable In the September

John Gosden could hardly have scripted a better 2020 for Clarehaven's standard-bearer Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Saturday's G3 Unibet September S. at Kempton turned out the predicted stroll all expected as she works towards her historic Arc attempt. Providing the only anxious moment for 1-14 backers when awkward from the stalls, the Juddmonte juggernaut was soon in command as Frankie showed his intent to keep it simple. Tracked throughout by Kirstenbosch (GB) (Mount Nelson {GB}), she went through the contest like a piece of strong exercise and there were...

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Breeders' Cup Announces Challenge Series Races for September and October

Led by the 145th GI Preakness S., the G1 Irish Champion S. and G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, a total of 44 automatic berths into the 37th Breeders' Cup World Championships will be up for grabs over the next two months as Breeders' Cup Ltd. released its schedule of Breeders' Cup Challenge Series races for September and October. The Breeders' Cup Challenge, now in its 14th year, is an international series of stakes races whose winners receive automatic starting positions and fees paid for a corresponding race in...

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Donjah's Long Term Goal is the Arc

German Group 1 winner Donjah (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}), who won the G1 Preis von Europa at Cologne on Aug. 15, is pointing toward the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe as her season finale on Oct. 4. The Darius Racing colourbearer will first step forward in the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden on Sept. 13, but trainer Henk Grewe is pleased with how the 4-year-old filly has come out of her latest effort. "Donjah is a horse apart," Grewe told the France Galop notes team. "She is fantastic. Our...

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Enable to Bypass York, Run in September S.

Dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will bypass an intended start at York and instead run in the Sept. 5 G3 September S., according to Juddmonte Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe. The Juddmonte colourbearer had originally been under consideration for the G1 Juddmonte International S. or the G1 Yorkshire Oaks in late August, but the Kempton 2400-metre event is now her target. The champion is eyeing a second title in the September, held over the all-weather, as she won it in 2018. "Prince Khalid has...

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Entry Stage Added for Grand Prix de Paris

Following the postponement of the G1 Grand Prix de Paris, which will now be contested at ParisLongchamp Sept. 13, a second entry stage, which closes July 29, has been added at a cost of €2,160. The race number remains the same: P.522. Original entries for the race will not require renewal. The winning owner of the Grand Prix de Paris will have the supplementary entry fee offered toward the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, or the entry fee fully refunded if originally entered in the race.

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Eclipse Remains Enable's Target

The G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown remains the most likely comeback target for superstar mare Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). The two-time G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine was just denied in her bid for an historic third consecutive victory in the ParisLongchamp showpiece at the end of last season. Less than a fortnight later, Enable's owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah delighted racing fans by confirming his charge would stay in training as a 6-year-old--with a return to Paris in the autumn top of the agenda. Connections decided against an appearance at Royal...

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Arc Long-Term Goal for Deirdre

Globetrotting MG1SW Deirdre (Jpn) (Harbinger {GB}), who ran second in the Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Cup on the Saudi Cup undercard in Riyadh on Feb. 29, will point to the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Jour de Galop reported on Saturday. The bay, who won the 2017 G1 Shuka Sho in her native land and the 2019 G1 Nassau S. at Goodwood in August, ran fourth and third, respectively, in the G1 Irish Champion S. on Sept. 14 and in the G1 Champion S. at Ascot on Oct. 19....

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DRC's People's Choice Award Finalists Announced

The four finalists for the People's Choice Award were announced by Dubai Racing Club on Tuesday. A fan-voted accolade recognizing the most compelling 2019 moment in horseracing and part of the HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, the 2019 finalists are: retired champion jockey Pat Smullen's greatest race, who, despite battling pancreatic cancer, has raised nearly $3 million for Cancer Trials Ireland; Belvoir Bay (GB) (Equiano {Fr}), a burn victim of the San Luis Rey Downs fire, who would go on take the GI Breeders' Cup...

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