The Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe, one of the sporting highlights of the year, takes place at Longchamp on Sunday 2nd October. Generally considered as the most prestigious horse race run on the flat in Europe, it has been won by some true greats in the past 10 years including Montjeu, Sinndar, Dalakhani, Zarkava and two years ago the mighty Sea The Stars. Last year's winner, Workforce, will be attempting to become the first horse since Alleged in 1978 to win back to back runnings of the race.
Below we take a look at the trends for the past 10 years:
3yos (7-9-66) have a superior record to the older horses (combined 3-11-88).
8 of 10 winners (last 5) were sired by a horse with a stamina...
The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, run at Ascot on the 23rd July, is one of the highlights on the British Flat horse racing calendar. Run over a mile and a half, it was historically a good acid test for Derby winners however this year’s Derby winner, Pour Moi, is not entered to run. It still looks a high class renewal and should be a truly memorable event.
Below we take a look at the trends for the past 10 years, http://tinyurl.com/6bwtlw6:
8 of 10 winners (last 7) were aged 4
Horses aged 5+ have not won the race in the past 10 years despite having accounted for over 40% of the total runners.
Both 3yo winners won the Irish Derby earlier that season.
All 5 fillies/mares to run in this...