The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is a prestigious horse race that takes place annually in Paris, France. It is considered one of the most important horse races in the world and is held on the first Sunday in October at Longchamp Racecourse.
The race was first run in 1920 and has since become one of the most popular and competitive horse races in Europe. It covers a distance of 2,400 meters (1.5 miles) and is open to horses aged three years and older. The race is run on turf and features a purse of around €5 million, making it one of the richest horse races in the world.
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe attracts some of the best horses and jockeys from around the world. It has been won by many of the greatest horses in history, including Sea Bird, Alleged, Dancing Brave, and Enable. The race also features a large and enthusiastic crowd, with thousands of people attending each year to watch the horses race to the finish line.
In recent years, the race has been held at Chantilly Racecourse while Longchamp underwent a major renovation. However, in 2018 the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe returned to its original home at Longchamp Racecourse. The race is an important part of the French sporting and cultural calendar and continues to be one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.