G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Torquator Tasso to Return For Another Arc Bid

The upset winner of the 100th Qatar GI Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Torquatar Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) will not go to Japan, as his connections have decided he has done enough for the year, according to a report in the Jour de Galop. Instead, he will remain in training to make a run at the 101st edition of the ParisLongchamp showpiece in an attempt to become the ninth two-time winner of the race. Until now, no 4-year-old male winner of the Arc has succeeded in making it a double...

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Alpinista Aims at 2022 Arc

Multiple Group 1 winner Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will remain in training next year and her trainer Sir Mark Prescott has decided to aim the grey at the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The Kirsten Rausing-owned filly defeated subsequent Arc hero Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) in Hoppegarten's G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin in August. She then doubled up at that level in the G1 Preis von Europa at Cologne on Sept. 26. All being well, the filly could also take in November's G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern...

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Breeders' Cup Still Under Consideration For Tarnawa

Last year's GI Breeders' Cup Turf heroine Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) has exited Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in good order after running second to Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), and her connections are still considering at run at the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar in November. The Dermot Weld trainee opened her campaign with a 6 1/2-length win in the G3 Ballyroan S. at Leopardstown on Aug. 5 and was second to St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) in the G1 Irish Champion S. there on Sept....

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Shock In The Arc As Torquator Tasso Prevails

It may have been the 100th edition, but ParisLongchamp's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe proved again on Sunday it is no respecter of established tradition by throwing a curveball in the shape of the 72-1 winner Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}). Despite coming here off a victory in the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden, there was always going to be extra inflation in his starting price as a German raider from the small stable of Marcel Weiss with a relative unknown on his back in Rene Piechulek and...

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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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Love Withdrawn From Arc With Temperature

Multiple Group 1 winner Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) has been withdrawn from the 2021 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after developing a temperature on Saturday afternoon. One of three for the Coolmore partners entered in Sunday's ParisLongchamp showpiece alongside Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Broome (Ire) (Australia {GB}), the 4-year-old filly, who has five Group 1 wins to her name, was most recently second in the G2 Blandford S. at The Curragh on Sept. 12. With her withdrawal, the Arc field is reduced to 14. In 2020,...

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15 Set For ParisLongchamp Showpiece

There will be 15 contenders for Sunday's €5,000,000 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp after Thursday's draw was made, with the Sept. 12 G1 Prix Vermeille winner Teona (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) the only notable name missing from the list due to the expected rain over the weekend. Godolphin's June 5 G1 Epsom Derby and July 24 G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. hero Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) was drawn in 11, with the fellow Charlie Appleby-trained June 26 G1 Irish Derby, July 14 G1...

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Adayar and Snowfall Supplemented to Arc

Classic winners Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), and Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) were both supplemented for €120,000 each to the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, bringing the field to 16 at the latest entry stage. Godolphin's G1 Cazoo Derby and G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. winner is one of two to carry the royal blue in the ParisLongchamp showpiece alongside G1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, G1 Grand Prix de Paris and G1 Cazoo St Leger victor Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). Snowfall...

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Adayar and Hurricane Lane in Top Form Ahead of Arc

Godolphin 2021 Classic winners Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) and Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) both exited their Saturday works in good shape and are pleasing trainer Charlie Appleby in advance of the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Oct. 3. A winner of the G1 Cazoo Derby-with his stablemate third-in the spring, Adayar added the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizibeth QIPCO S. on July 24. A setback ruled the bay out of an intended Arc warmup in the G2 Prix Niel on Sept. 12, but he...

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Arc Bid Possible For Teona

Ali Saeed's G1 Prix Vermeille victress Teona (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) is possible for the Oct. 3 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. She also carries an entry in the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares S. at Ascot later that month. However, trainer Roger Varian is in no rush to decide where his star pupil races next. "She got back last night and seems fine after the race, so we're very happy with that," said Varian of the daughter of Group 1 winner Ambivalent (Ire) (Authorized...

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Arqana Arc Sale Catalogue Revealed

A total of 40 horses-in-training, 31 of which have already earned black-type, have been catalogued to go under the hammer at Arqana's Arc Sale on Saturday, Oct. 2. Among the select lots on offer is Colosseo (Street Boss) (lot 38), who was runner-up in the G1 Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains to five-time Group 1 winner St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and holds an entry in the G1 Qatar Prix de la Foret. Other horses sure to generate plenty of interest are: G3 Prix de la Force winner Adhamo...

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Setback Rules Adayar Out of Prix Niel, But Arc Still the Plan

A minor setback has ruled G1 Cazoo Derby and G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. hero Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) out of the G2 Prix Niel on Sept. 12, trainer Charlie Appleby announced. The Godolphin colourbearer will instead head straight to the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp on Oct. 3. The trainer told www.godolphin.com: "Adayar missed a couple of days, and after discussions, we felt there was no need to press on to a trial [for the Arc]. So, the decision was made to...

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