1997 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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76th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Longchamp, 5 October 1997
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won by Peintre Celebre (USA)

The 1997 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 5 October 1997.[1] It was the 76th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The winner was Peintre Celebre, a three-year-old colt trained in France by André Fabre. The winning jockey was Olivier Peslier.[2]

The winning time of 2m 24.6s set a new record for the race. The previous record of 2m 26.3s was achieved by Trempolino in 1987.

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: no sponsor
  • Purse: 7,000,000 F; First prize: 4,000,000 F
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 18
  • Winner's time: 2m 24.6s (new record)

Full result[edit]

Pos. Marg. Horse Age Jockey Trainer (Country)
1 Peintre Celebre 3 Olivier Peslier André Fabre (FR)
2 5 Pilsudski 5 Michael Kinane Michael Stoute (GB)
3 Borgia 3 Kieren Fallon Bruno Schütz (GER)
4 shd Oscar Schindler 5 Cash Asmussen Kevin Prendergast (IRE)
5 shd Predappio 4 John Reid Saeed bin Suroor (GB)
6 snk Helissio 4 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche (FR)
7 nk Swain 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor (GB)
8 Que Belle 3 Kevin Woodburn Harro Remmert (GER)
9 Posidonas 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole (GB)
10 ½ Busy Flight 4 Michael Hills Barry Hills (GB)
11 My Emma 4 Darryll Holland Rae Guest (GB)
12 ½ Ebadiyla 3 Johnny Murtagh John Oxx (IRE)
13 nk Gazelle Royale 3 Michael Roberts John Hammond (FR)
14 5 Steward 4 Sylvain Guillot Dominique Sépulchre (FR)
15 Queen Maud 3 Thierry Jarnet Jean de Roualle (FR)
16 Le Destin 4 Thierry Gillet Philippe Demercastel (FR)
17 ½ Nothin' Leica Dane 5 Gérald Mossé John Hammond (FR)
18 Yokohama 6 Olivier Doleuze Criquette Head (FR)

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

Winner's details[edit]

Further details of the winner, Peintre Celebre.


  1. ^ "1997 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe". Racing Post. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. ^ "1997 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe". France Galop. Retrieved 1 July 2012.