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2003 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The 2003 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race which took place at Longchamp on Sunday October 5, 2003. It was the 82nd running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and it was won by Dalakhani. The winner was ridden by Christophe Soumillon and trained by Alain de Royer-Dupré.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Lucien Barrière
  • Purse: €1,600,000
  • Going: Holding
  • Number of runners: 13
  • Winner's time: 2m 32.3s

Full result






1 Dalakhani 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré
2 ¾ Mubtaker 6 Richard Hills Marcus Tregoning (GB)
3 5 High Chaparral 4 Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien (IRE)
4 Doyen 3 Frankie Dettori André Fabre
5 Vinnie Roe 5 Pat Smullen Dermot Weld (IRE)
6 Black Sam Bellamy 4 Jamie Spencer Aidan O'Brien (IRE)
7 nk Dai Jin 3 Olivier Peslier Andreas Schütz (GER)
8 3 Bollin Eric 4 Kevin Darley Tim Easterby (GB)
9 3 Ange Gabriel 5 Thierry Jarnet Eric Libaud
10 8 Policy Maker 3 Dominique Boeuf Elie Lellouche
11 20 Kris Kin 3 Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
12 1 First Charter 4 Brett Doyle Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
13 20 Diyapour 3 Thierry Gillet Alain de Royer-Dupré

* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. nk = neck.
† Trainers are based in France unless indicated.

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Dalakhani:

  • Foaled: 2000 in Ireland
  • Breeder: HH Aga Khan IV



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