Arc de Triomphe 2022: Runners and riders, Christophe Soumillon BAN latest, draw, latest odds, going and racecard (2023)

'THE world's best race', the Arc de Triomphe, is back TODAY - and it looks like being a cracker.

We will be without Baaeed and iconic horses such as Verry Elleegant have missed out - but there still promises to be a £4.2m betting bonanza in Paris.


Won down the years by superstars such as Enable and Sea The Stars, whoever passes the post first this year can lay claim to being among the very best in the world.

But that's not to say the race doesn't throw up its fair share of shocks.

Who can forget last year, when 80-1 Torquator Tasso surged home to win.

Here, Sun Racing takes a look at all the confirmed runners and riders, their draws... and the latest on Christophe Soumillon's ban and what it means for Sunday.


Templegate's Arc de Triomphe tip

ALPINISTA looks rock solid for the Arc.

She continued her fantastic winning streak when taking the Yorkshire Oaks in fine style last month to make it a brilliant five Group 1 wins in a row.

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She stays the distance well and performs on any ground, so it won't matter what the weather is doing in Paris.

She came up against reigning Arc champion Torquator Tasso in Germany last summer and gave him a proper hiding, which is another plus.

Sir Mark Prescott's superstar will head to France a fresh horse and looks a fair price to make the frame at least - although she is being backed off the boards as we speak.

Arc de Triomphe runners, riders and and draw

1 Mendocino

Trainer: Frau S Steinberg

Jockey: Rene Piechulek

2 Vadeni

Trainer: J-C Rouget

Jockey: Christophe Soumillon

3 Do Deuce

Trainer: Yasuo Tomomichi

Jockey: Yutaka Take

4 Al Hakeem

Trainer: J-C Rouget

Jockey: Cristian Demuro

5 Deep Bond

Trainer: Ryuji Okubo

Jockey: Yuga Kawada

6 Alpinista

Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott

Jockey: Luke Morris

7 Westover

Trainer: Ralph Beckett

Jockey: Rob Hornby

8 Luxembourg

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Jockey: Ryan Moore

9 Grand Glory

Trainer: Gianluca Bietolini

Jockey: Maxime Guyon

10 Titleholder

Trainer: Toru Kurita

Jockey: Kazuo Yokoyama

11 Onesto

Trainer: F Chappet

Jockey: Stephane Pasquier

12 Alenquer

Trainer: William Haggas

Jockey: Tom Marquand

13 Bubble Gift

Trainer: M Delzangles

Jockey: Olivier Peslier

14 Broome

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Jockey: Wayne Lordan

15 Sealiway

Trainer: F-H Graffard

Jockey: Mickael Barzalona

16 Mostahdaf

Trainer: John and Thady Gosden

Jockey: Jim Crowley

17 Mishriff

Trainer: John and Thady Gosden

Jockey: William Buick

18 Torquator Tasso

Trainer: Marcel Weiss

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

19 Mare Australis

Trainer: A Fabre

Jockey: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

20 Stay Foolish

Trainer: Yoshito Yahagi

Jockey: Christophe Lemaire

Does the draw matter?

In a word: Yes.

Frankie Dettori has suffered a shocker on defending champion Torquator Tasso, being drawn out in the car park.

But if history shows us anything, it's that, with the right person in the saddle and the right horse, a bad draw can be overcome.

Frankie won from stall 15 on Sakhee in 2001 and was also drawn wide in 14 when giving Golden Horn a masterful ride in 2015.

But no horse in the modern era has won from wider than stall 16, when Carroll House was successful in 1989, and this is the biggest Arc field in eight years.

Is Christophe Soumillon banned for the Arc?

No, Christophe Soumillon is free to ride in the Arc.

The legendary Belgian jockey has been banned for two months after pushing Rossa Ryan off his horse mid-race.

Miraculously, Ryan was uninjured in the 35mph smash at Saint-Cloud on Friday.

Soumillon's two month ban kicks in on October 14.

So 48 hours after his actions could have seriously injured another rider, he is free to win Europe's richest race.

However, Soumillon will miss out on money-spinning rides, some of which were to come at Champions Day at Ascot on October 15.

He will also miss the Breeders' Cup and Japan Cup.

Arc de Triomphe odds

7-2 Luxembourg

5-1 Alpinista

6-1 Torquator Tasso

8-1 Titleholder, Vadeni

10-1 Westover

14-1 Onesto

20-1 Mare Australis, Mishriff

25-1 Al Hakeem, Do Deuce, Mendocino

33-1 Mostahdaf, Sealiway

50-1 Deep Bond

66-1 Alenquer, Bubble Gift, Grand Glory, Stay Foolish

80-1 Broome

What the bookies say

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: "This year’s race looks like the most open one in years, and with such a competitive race, punters haven’t latched onto to one particular horse.

"The strongest support in recent days has been for Torquator Tasso, but we think Alpinista will be the public horse and could challenge Luxembourg for favouritism.

"The last time the Arc winner hailed from UK/Ireland was in 2018 thanks to Enable, and this year the odds suggest that we will have bragging rights once more.

"Alpinista is emerging as the horse the public want to be with, and she is now closing the gap with Luxembourg."

Coral's John Hill said: "The ground looks to be falling in favour of the defending champion Torquator Tasso this weekend and, as a result, the German horse is being well-backed to prevail at Longchamp once again.

"He now only has Luxembourg ahead of him in the betting."

Arc de Triomphe going and weather forecast

The Arc was run on heavy going last year.

The forecast for the days before the race this year shows the French capital can expect quite a bit of rain.

According to, Longchamp racecourse can expect rain every day from now until Sunday.

The ground at Longchamp is currently a mixture of good to soft, soft - but officials are preparing for 'very soft' ground on Sunday.

Some 10mm of rain is expected to fall on Saturday and continue into Sunday.

Clerk of the course Charles de Cordon said on Thursday: “The ground could get to very soft by Sunday, provided the forecast of 6-10mm of rain on Saturday proves accurate.”

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When is the 2022 Arc de Triomphe?

The Arc de Triomphe will be run at 3.05pm on Sunday, October 2.

It will be the fourth race on the card, with action starting at 1.15pm in the shape of the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.

What channel is the 2022 Arc de Triomphe on?

The Arc will be broadcast live on ITV main channel and Sky Sports Racing.

ITV coverage will be live from 1-3.30pm.

Sky Sports Racing (channel 415) will have all the build-up and coverage of the races before and after.

Arc de Triomphe 2022 racecard

The Arc makes up just one race of a stellar Sunday card at Longchamp.

And there is a whole host of top class action on Saturday too.

Below are the full racecards on UK time.

Sunday racecard

1.15 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere

1.50 Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac

2.25 Qatar Arabian World Cup

3.05 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

3.50 Prix de l'Opera Longines

4.25 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines

5.00 Qatar Prix de la Foret

5.30 Qatar Grand Handicap Des Flyers

6.00 Qatar Prix De La Place De l'Etoile

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How far is the Arc horse race? ›

The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a Group 1 flat horse race in France open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France, over a distance of 2,400 metres and scheduled to take place each year, usually on the first Sunday in October.

What time is the Arc at Longchamp? ›

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2022 date and start time

The latest renewal of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is scheduled to be run at Longchamp in Paris, France on Sunday, October 2 2022 at 3.05pm.

What time is the Arc de Triomphe? ›

10 am - 10:30 pm (last access 9:45 pm)

The monument will close on January 1, May 1, May 8 (morning), July 14 (morning), July 24, November 11 (morning) and December 25.

Who trains Luxembourg the horse? ›

Luxembourg is a thoroughbred horse born in Ireland in 2019. Race horse Luxembourg is by Camelot (GB) out of Attire (IRE) , trained by Aidan O'brien. Luxembourg form is available here. Owned by WESTERBERG/MAGNIER/TABOR/SMITH.

What is the hardest horse race in the world? ›

The Mongol Derby is the longest and toughest horse race in the world. We don't say that lightly. A decade after launching the race that title is still being backed up by riders year after year. In 1224 man of the millennium Chinggis Khaan set up the world's first long-distance postal transmission system.

Which horse race is the hardest? ›

After a two-year absence, the world's longest and toughest horse race, The Mongol Derby, thundered across Mongolia's steppe for eight days. In one of the closest races ever, an American became the co-winner, with her home state of Wyoming claiming its second winner.

Is the Arc de Triomphe wrapped forever? ›

Christo and Jeanne-Claude's “L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped” belongs in that same category. The Arc de Triomphe was erected at the behest of Napoleon Bonaparte. It was intended as a tribute to his and France's everlasting glory, whereas the duo's wrapped arch is a salute to circumstantial beauty. It's temporary.

Is there a dress code for the Arc de Triomphe? ›

There is no strict dress code for attendind ParisLongchamp racecourse for the Arc. National dress is welcomed.

How long will the Arc de Triomphe stay wrapped? ›

The project in a few words

On view for 16 days from Saturday, September 18th to Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Paris, 1961-2021 will use 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue, and 3,000 meters of red rope of the same fabric.

Did a plane flying through the Arc de Triomphe? ›

Charles Godefroy (29 December 1888 at La Flèche (Sarthe) – 11 December 1958 at Soisy-sous-Montmorency, (Val d'Oise), north of Paris) was a French aviator who became famous for flying through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in 1919.

How much does it cost to go up the Arc de Triomphe? ›

How much does it cost to climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? The price of an entrance ticket to the monument at Place Charles de Gaulle is 13 euros. The visit is free if certain conditions are met: -18 years old, 18-25 years EU and permanent resident outside the EU, unemployed, disabled and accompanying.

Is it worth going up the Arc de Triomphe? ›

In short, we really recommend you take a tour of the Arc de Triomphe. It's a “must-see” of Paris' tourism spots, and its fame is well deserved! Just visiting the Arc on its own will teach you a lot about French History, and the pictures you'll take during the visit will surely be part of the best ones from your trip.

Who is the most famous horse trainer? ›

Bob Baffert, byname of Robert A. Baffert, (born January 13, 1953, Nogales, Arizona, U.S.), American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer who was one of the most successful trainers in American horse-racing history.

Who is the most successful horse racing trainer? ›

Aidan O'Brien

O'Brien has trained winners in almost every major flat racing event in the UK and Ireland, and has also celebrated successes in France, Australia and the United States where he has won 12 different Breeders' Cup events.

Do horse trainers own the horses? ›

Every racehorse active in the sport has a dedicated trainer who is responsible for making sure it is race-ready and fit to compete at the highest level. Owners often ask particular trainers to take on this mantle, although trainers can and often do own and train their own horses.

What horse has never lost a race? ›

Kincsem. Kincsem may not be a name that everyone will recognize, but with a record of 54-0, you can't argue her greatness. Born on March 17, 1874, in Kisbér, Hungary, Kincsem has the longest undefeated record of any racehorse ever. As a filly, she won races in Hungary, England, France, and Germany.

What is the deadliest type of racing? ›

Dakar Rally is the most gruesome tournament in the world of motorsports. Even though the event is currently in South America, it poses immense dangers. This man-made circuit is 9,000km and packed with hazards and unforgiving terrains.

What horse is considered the greatest ever? ›

Secretariat (1973)

We all know the story about Secretariat; it's even been made into a movie. Along with Man o' War, he is considered to be the best horse of all time. Even ESPN counted Secretariat as on of the Top 50 Athletes of the 20th Century during their countdown in 1999.

What race is the hardest to run? ›

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What horse color is the fastest? ›


Cream-colored horses may appear golden, while silver horses have more of a silvery glow. The Akhal-Teke breed is the fastest horse breed and exhibits extraordinary ability in long-distance competitions.

What is the most intelligent horse? ›

The smartest horse breeds include the Arabian, Morgan, Saddlebred, Friesian, Thoroughbred, Clydesdale, Quarter Horse, and Andalusian. These breeds are notable for their willingness to please, quick ability to learn, good demeanor, playfulness, and friendly personalities.

What is buried under the Arc de Triomphe? ›

The Arc de Triomphe honors those who fought and died for France during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Under its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the First World War.

Why is Arc de Triomphe being wrapped? ›

The Arc de Triomphe is a symbol of France's identity. But for the next 16 days, if you show up for a look, you're going to see a giant sheet draped over it. The stunt is a tribute to the late artistic duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Why did they wrap the arch? ›

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is seen wrapped in fabric, in a posthumous art project that is an homage to the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude . The Arc de Triomphe — the star attraction in the Place de l'Étoile in Paris — is shrouded in fabric today, as a tribute to the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

Can you wear jeans to dinner in Paris? ›

Jeans (besides dark or black-wash) are usually safest to avoid. I'd recommend a skirt, tights, and a nice blouse—paired with either boots or heels. If you're ever unsure of what would be allowed, opt for semi-formal attire: a dress or skirt (always with tights) or slacks.

Can you wear a crop top in Paris? ›

It would be considered vulgar by Parisian standards. Cropped-tops are in though. For younger French girls, makeup is also typically minimal and girls in France start wearing a light makeup when they are teens (twelvish… Seldom before).

Is there a dress code for Paris Las Vegas? ›

This is a rooftop club with views of the Las Vegas Strip. The dress code is upscale party attire so leave those hats and flip flops in your room.

Can you walk under Arc de Triomphe? ›

You can enjoy walking around the base and under the arches of the Arc de Triomphe for free or pay a fee to climb about 280 stairs to the top for lovely views over Paris. Even if you're not up for the climb, do make time to visit the base of the Arc de Triomphe.

What is happening with the Arc de Triomphe? ›

L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped

In September 2021, the arc was wrapped in a silvery blue fabric and red rope, a posthumous project planned by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude since the early 1960s.

How long does it take to climb the Arc de Triomphe? ›

takes about 5 minutes (average condition).

How far was the plane from Paris when it came across the storm clouds? ›

Solution : Paris was 150 kilometres behind him when he saw the storm clouds. They were huge.

Did the pilots of Delta 191 survive? ›

The crew consisted of three flight crew members, and eight cabin crew members. Of the 11 crew members, only three flight attendants survived the crash. The captain, Edward M. (Ted) Connors Jr., (57), had been a Delta Air Lines employee since 1954.

How many survivors of flight 571 are still alive? ›

During the following 72 days, the survivors suffered extreme hardships, including exposure, starvation, and an avalanche, which led to the deaths of thirteen more passengers. The remaining passengers resorted to cannibalism.
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571.
Fatalities29 (12 initially)
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How much does it cost to go into the Eiffel Tower? ›

New Eiffel Tower rates
Adult rateChild rate
Ticket with access lift - Second floor16.60 euros4.10 euros
Ticket with access stairs - Second floor10.40 euros2.60 euros
Ticket with access lift - The top25.90 euros6.50 euros
Ticket with acess stairs 2nd floor + lift - The top19.70 euros5 euros
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Do you need to book a time slot for Arc de Triomphe? ›

It's a small constraint, but it ensures good visiting conditions. With the pass, it's very simple: you must book online, at each site, the date, time and number of people. Of course, the reservation of a time slot is free, since by purchasing the pass, you have already paid for the entrance tickets.

How much is a ticket to the Louvre? ›

Which view is better Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe? ›

Both Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are praised by expert reviewers. Overall, Arc de Triomphe is preferred by most reviewers compared to Eiffel Tower. Arc de Triomphe comes in at 93 with positive reviews from 7 publications including Fodor's, Afar Magazine and Lonely Planet.

What time of day is best to go up the Eiffel Tower? ›

In general, to feel more comfortable, start your visit early in the morning (before 10:30am) or at the end of the day after 5 PM, or even in the evening. More information is available on our FAQ.

How many days should you stay in Paris? ›

First-time travelers should try and plan around 4-5 days—ample time to enjoy some classic Parisian highlights and visit a few of the 20 arrondissements (neighborhoods).

How much do horse trainers make per win? ›

Winnings. Thoroughbred trainers typically get 10% of the purse when their horses win races or come as second or third. For instance, the trainer will get $3,000 when a purse is $30,000. Some successful trainers can earn approximately $10,000 per month that way.

Who is the richest jockey? ›

The winningest thoroughbred jockey in history is John Velazquez, who has earned $458,797,243 in his long career. He's started over 35,000 races, winning 6,459. The next highest-earning U.S. jockey is Javier Castellano, who has started over 30,000 races with 5,568 wins, for earnings of over $374 million.

Who was the greatest money making horse of all time? ›

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How much does a top horse jockey make a year? ›

The salaries of Horse Jockeys in the US range from $10,049 to $271,427 , with a median salary of $48,880 . The middle 57% of Horse Jockeys makes between $48,882 and $123,036, with the top 86% making $271,427.

Who is the most famous horse owner? ›

The Queen and Sheikh Mohammed may be the most famous people to own racehorses, but there are many celebrities who take an interest in the racing game and have invested their money into owning a racehorse.

How much do horse owners make for winning? ›

The purse money for a horse race comes from different places, such as gambling, entry fees, and sponsorships. Typically, the amount of money bet at a track is used to determine the racing purses for a season. The winnings from a horse race are usually split between the owner 80%, the trainer 10%, and the jockey 10%.

Why can't jockeys have beards? ›

So why don't they? The likely truth, say racing historians, is the sport's long history and traditionalist roots have created a culture where it is frowned upon for jockeys to sport beards or facial hair.

Do amateur jockeys get paid if they win? ›

Amateur Riders

They aren't professional jockeys and don't get paid for riding. They do it for fun. Both on the Flat and over jumps, some races are restricted to amateur riders, although over jumps amateurs also ride regularly against professionals.

Do jockeys gamble? ›

While jockeys can't bet on races, they take part in, they're free to bet on other races, and many do enjoy a wager here and there when they're not racing.

How long is the arc wrapped? ›

On view for 16 days from Saturday, September 18th to Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Paris, 1961-2021 will use 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue, and 3,000 meters of red rope of the same fabric.

How long is the Ocean of Fire race? ›

#Did You Know? The fabled, unverified 19th Century 'Ocean of Fire' horse race was said to stretch for 3,000 miles across the Arabian Peninsula.

How long is each race in the Triple Crown? ›

A. The Kentucky Derby is 1 1/4 mile or 10 Furlongs. The Preakness is slightly shorter than the Derby at 1 3/16 mile or 9.5 Furlongs. And the final leg, and longest race, is The Belmont Stakes at 1 1/2 miles.

Can you go on top of the arc? ›

You can enjoy walking around the base and under the arches of the Arc de Triomphe for free or pay a fee to climb about 280 stairs to the top for lovely views over Paris.

Why did Arc de Triomphe wrapped? ›

Per Christo's wishes, L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped was completed by his team after his death. L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped était visible durant 16 jours, du samedi 18 septembre au dimanche 3 octobre 2021.

Why was the arc wrapped? ›

Arc De Triomphe Is Wrapped In Fabric, Fulfilling One Of Christo's Last Wishes It is "a sensual, popular and monumental gesture," says Carine Rolland, the deputy mayor of Paris in charge of culture. The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude came up with the idea before they died.

Can you ride a horse through the desert? ›

Desert riding requires both a fit horse and a fit rider.

Many of the trails have inclines, deep sand and rocky terrain. Use common sense, don't trot or canter your horse in deep sand. You also need to be prepared for rocky terrain which can loosen a horse's shoes.

Did Viggo Mortensen buy the horse from Lord of the Rings? ›

The actor, who played Aragorn in Peter Jackson's trilogy, told NME that he bought the horse his character rides in the film as well as two others. “There were actually three horses that I bought, they were up for sale once the movies were done,” he explained.

Is Ocean of Fire a real race? ›

According to the Longriders Guild, the Saudi Arabian Government say officially that there has never been an "Ocean of Fire" race. Hopkins never named the event; he referred to it in his writings as an annual ceremonial ride in the region.

Can a horse run the Triple Crown twice? ›

In 1930 and 1935, the Triple Crown was won for the second and third times by Gallant Fox and Omaha. Both of these horses were trained by Jim Fitzsimmons, making him the only trainer in the 20th century to achieve the feat of winning the Triple Crown twice.

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Legendary Triple Crown winner Secretariat owns the fastest-ever clockings in the Derby, Preakness and Belmont, and his Belmont victory ranks as one for the ages.

How much do jockeys make? ›

Jockeys are some of the original “gig workers” because they work as independent contractors. Rather than earn a salary, a jockey receives a “mounting fee” — often $50-$110 — for each race, riding sometimes eight races per day.

Is it worth going up in the Arc de Triomphe? ›

In short, we really recommend you take a tour of the Arc de Triomphe. It's a “must-see” of Paris' tourism spots, and its fame is well deserved! Just visiting the Arc on its own will teach you a lot about French History, and the pictures you'll take during the visit will surely be part of the best ones from your trip.

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