1978 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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57th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Longchamp, 1 October 1978
won by Alleged (IRE)

The 1978 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 1 October 1978. It was the 57th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The winner was Alleged, a four-year-old colt trained in Ireland by Vincent O'Brien and ridden by Lester Piggott. Alleged, the 14/10 favourite, defeated the mare Trillion by two lengths, with Dancing Maid a further two lengths back in third. Alleged became the sixth horse to win the race twice after Ksar, Motrico, Corrida, Tantieme and Ribot. The winning time was 2:36.1.

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: none
  • Purse:
  • Going: Dead
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 18
  • Winner's time: 2:36.1

Full result[edit]

Pos. Marg. Horse Age Jockey Trainer (Country)
1 Alleged 4 Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien (IRE)
2 2 Trillion 4 Willie Shoemaker Maurice Zilber (FR)
3 2 Dancing Maid 3 Freddy Head Alec Head (FR)
4 ¾ Frere Basile 3 Philippe Paquet Bernard Secly (FR)
5 ½ Guadanini 4 Henri Samani Robert Carver (FR)
6 hd Montcontour 4 J-L Kessas Maurice Zilber (FR)
7 Noir et Or 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington, Jr (FR)
8 2⅓ Gay Mecene 3 Jean-Claude Desaint Alec Head (FR)
9 ¾ Dancing Master 3 Gerard Dubroeucq J P Gallorini (FR)
10 Lido 5 Albert Klimscha, Jr C Seiffert (GER)
11 nk Julio Mariner 3 Edward Hide Clive Brittain (GB)
12 hd Acamas 3 Yves Saint-Martin Francois Mathet (FR)
13 1 Monseigneur 4 Tony Murray Francois Boutin (FR)
14 hd Turville 3 Alfred Gibert Aage Paus (FR)
15 nk Shafaraz 5 M Planard Patrick Biancone (FR)
16 shd Galiani 3 Alain Lequeux Maurice Zilber (FR)
17 2 Exdirectory 3 Willie Carson Paddy Prendergast (IRE)
18 6 Dom Alaric 4 Alain Badel Olivier Douieb (FR)

  • Abbreviations: ns = nose; shd = short-head; hd = head; snk = short neck; nk = neck

Winner's details[edit]

Further details of the winner, Alleged.

  • Sex: Colt
  • Foaled: 4 May 1974
  • Country: United States
  • Sire: Hoist The Flag; Dam: Princess Pout (Prince John)
  • Owner: Robert Sangster
  • Breeder: June McKnight