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1990 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The 1990 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race which took place at Longchamp on Sunday October 7, 1990. It was the 69th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and it was won by Saumarez. The winner was ridden by Gérald Mossé and trained by Nicolas Clément.


Race details

  • Sponsor: CIGA
  • Purse:
  • Going: Good
  • Number of runners: 21 ran
  • Winner's time: 2m 29.8s

Full result






1 Saumarez 3 Gérald Mossé Nicolas Clément
2 ¾ Epervier Bleu 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche
3 ½ Snurge 3 Richard Quinn Paul Cole (GB)
4 2 In the Wings 4 Pat Eddery André Fabre
5 Belmez 3 Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil (GB)
6 1 Legal Case 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani (GB)
7 snk Erdelistan 3 Tony Cruz Alain de Royer-Dupré
8 1 Hellenic 3 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute (GB)
9 2 In the Groove 3 Richard Fox David Elsworth (GB)
10 shd Salsabil 3 Willie Carson John Dunlop (GB)
11 shd Antisaar 3 Cash Asmussen André Fabre
12 ½ Assatis 5 Masato Shibata Guy Harwood (GB)
13 nk Robore 5 Alfred Gibert Noël Pelat
14 ¾ Charmer 5 Felix Coetzee Clive Brittain (GB)
15 ½ Mister Riv 5 Guy Guignard Antonio Spanu
16 nk Zartota 4 Thierry Jarnet Antonio Spanu
17 ¾ Guiza 3 Eric Legrix Jacques-Charles Cunnington
18 1 Sikeston 4 Michael Roberts Clive Brittain (GB)
19 8 Ile de Nisky 4 Gary Carter Geoff Huffer (GB)
20 20 Albadr 5 Richard Hills Robert Armstrong (GB)
21 dist Abyad 3 William Mongil Alain de Royer-Dupré

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. shd = short-head; snk = short-neck; nk = neck.
† Trainers are based in France unless indicated.

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Saumarez:

  • Foaled: 1987 in Great Britain
  • Owner: Bruce McNall / Wayne Gretzky
  • Breeder: Mrs E. Longton



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