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1996 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The 1996 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race which took place at Longchamp on Sunday October 6, 1996. It was the 75th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and it was won by Helissio. The winner was ridden by Olivier Peslier and trained by Elie Lellouche.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Forte Méridien
  • Purse:
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Number of runners: 16
  • Winner's time: 2m 29.9s

Full result






1 Helissio 3 Olivier Peslier Elie Lellouche
2 5 Pilsudski 4 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute (GB)
3 snk Oscar Schindler 4 Cash Asmussen Kevin Prendergast (IRE)
4 1 Swain 4 Thierry Jarnet André Fabre
5 Luna Wells 3 Thierry Thulliez André Fabre
6 ¾ Le Destin 3 Dominique Boeuf Philippe Demercastel
7 ½ Shaamit 3 Pat Eddery William Haggas (GB)
8 ½ Leeds 4 Olivier Doleuze Henri Van de Poële
9 shd Leonila 3 Guy Guignard Robert Collet
10 1 Pentire 4 Michael Hills Geoff Wragg (GB)
11 snk Darazari 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré
12 3 Radevore 3 Sylvain Guillot André Fabre
13 nk Zagreb 3 Michael Kinane Dermot Weld (IRE)
14 Tamure 4 Freddy Head John Gosden (GB)
15 15 Classic Cliche 4 Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor (GB)
Fell Polaris Flight 3 John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam (GB)

* 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, Helissio:

  • Foaled: 1993 in France
  • Owner: Enrique Sarasola



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