2008 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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87th Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Longchamp, 5 October 2008
Racing silks of Aga Khan.svg
won by Zarkava (IRE)

The 2008 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 5 October 2008.[1] It was the 87th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

The winner was Zarkava, a three-year-old filly trained in France by Alain de Royer-Dupré. The winning jockey was Christophe Soumillon.[2]

Zarkava had been a doubtful runner because of the soft ground at Longchamp. Her participation was confirmed just before the start.

Race details[edit]

  • Sponsor: Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club
  • Purse: €4,000,000; First prize: €2,285,600 [3]
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 16
  • Winner's time: 2m 28.8s

Full result[edit]

Pos. Marg. Horse Age Jockey Trainer (Country)
1 Zarkava 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré (FR)
2 2 Youmzain 5 Richard Hills Mick Channon (GB)
3 ½ It's Gino 5 Thierry Thulliez Pavel Vovcenko (GER)
3 dh Soldier of Fortune 4 Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien (IRE)
5 1 Vision d'Etat 3 Ioritz Mendizabal Eric Libaud (FR)
6 nk Ask 5 Ryan Moore Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
7 hd Duke of Marmalade 4 Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien (IRE)
8 1 Getaway 5 Olivier Peslier André Fabre (FR)
9 1 Cima de Triomphe 3 Dario Vargiu Bruno Grizzetti (ITY)
10 shd Meisho Samson 5 Yutaka Take Shigetada Takahashi (JPN)
11 Kamsin 3 Johan Victoire Peter Schiergen (GER)
12 Papal Bull 5 Jimmy Fortune Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
13 4 Schiaparelli 5 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor (GB)
14 3 Blue Bresil 3 William Mongil Lionel Larrigade (FR)
15 10 Zambezi Sun 4 Stéphane Pasquier Pascal Bary (FR)
16 dist Red Rock Canyon 4 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien (IRE)

  • Abbreviations: dh = dead-heat; shd = short-head; hd = head; nk = neck; dist = distance

Winner's details[edit]

Further details of the winner, Zarkava.

  • Sex: Filly
  • Foaled: 31 March 2005
  • Country: Ireland
  • Sire: Zamindar; Dam: Zarkasha (Kahyasi)
  • Owner / Breeder: HH Aga Khan IV

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe". Racing Post. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Superb Zarkava claims Arc triumph". BBC Sport. 5 October 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  3. ^ "2008 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe". France Galop. Retrieved 1 July 2012.