Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Countdown has begun

The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-associated events will commence on Thursday in Paris, under the partnership between the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC) and France Galop, and will continue until the big day on 7 October.

The Purebred Arabian Sales organised by Arqana will open the programme on Thursday. The Sale will be for horses in training, broodmares, foals, yearlings, 2YOs, stallions and endurance horses.

24 hours later, racegoers will catch action with the very first set of races associated with the world’s richest race on turf. Action will culminate on 7 October, when Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe returns to a renovated ParisLongchamp after a gap of two years during which the global event was staged at Chantilly. Dozens of thousands of racegoers and millions of TV viewers worldwide look forward to a very special renewal of the Arc.

There will be races for pure Arabians at St. Cloud while the world’s premier global event for Arabians, the Qatar Arabian World Cup, will be run just before the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe race, in demonstration of Qatar’s commitment to promoting pure Arabians as part of Qatar’s heritage.