2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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85th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Longchamp, 1 October 2006
Racing silks of Khalid Abdullah (France).svg
won by Rail Link (GB)

The 2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 1 October 2006.[1] It was the 85th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The winner was Rail Link, a three-year-old colt trained in France by André Fabre. The winning jockey was Stéphane Pasquier.[2]

The pre-race favourite Deep Impact finished third, but he was later disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.[3]

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: Groupe Lucien Barrière
  • Purse: €2,000,000; First prize: €1,142,800 [4]
  • Going: Good
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 8
  • Winner's time: 2m 26.3s

Full result[edit]

Pos. Marg. Horse Age Jockey Trainer (Country)
1 Rail Link 3 Stéphane Pasquier André Fabre (FR)
2 nk Pride 6 Christophe Lemaire Alain de Royer-Dupré (FR)
½ Deep Impact (disq.) 4 Yutaka Take Yasuo Ikee (JPN)
3 Hurricane Run 4 Kieren Fallon André Fabre (FR)
4 2 Best Name 3 Olivier Peslier Robert Collet (FR)
5 snk Irish Wells 3 Dominique Boeuf François Rohaut (FR)
6 4 Sixties Icon 3 Frankie Dettori Jeremy Noseda (GB)
7 Shirocco 5 Christophe Soumillon André Fabre (FR)

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

Winner's details[edit]

Further details of the winner, Rail Link.


  1. ^ "2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe". Racing Post. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Rail Link takes shock Arc victory". BBC Sport. 1 October 2006. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Deep Impact disqualified from Arc". BBC Sport. 16 November 2006. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  4. ^ "2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe". France Galop. Retrieved 1 July 2012.