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The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Our trip to Europe's richest race

Updated: May 10

What is the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe?

With its inaugural edition in 1920, the race takes its name from the thousands of veterans who filed under the Arc de Triomphe as the First World War came to a close. The first running went to a British horse, Comrade, and there's been plenty of oversees success in the years since. Now with prize money of €5m, it remains Europe's richest race, frequently complemented by American, Australian and Japanese entries.