2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
The 2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race which took place at Longchamp on Sunday October 1, 2006. It was the 85th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and it was won by Rail Link. The winner was ridden by Stéphane Pasquier and trained by André Fabre.
- Sponsor: Lucien Barrière
- Purse: €2,000,000
- Going: Good
- Number of runners: 8
- Winner's time: 2m 26.3s
|1||Rail Link||3||Stéphane Pasquier||André Fabre|
|2||nk||Pride||6||Christophe Lemaire||Alain de Royer-Dupré|
|½||Deep Impact ‡||4||Yutaka Take||Yasuo Ikee (JPN)|
|3||2½||Hurricane Run||4||Kieren Fallon||André Fabre|
|4||2||Best Name||3||Olivier Peslier||Robert Collet|
|5||snk||Irish Wells||3||Dominique Boeuf||François Rohaut|
|6||4||Sixties Icon||3||Frankie Dettori||Jeremy Noseda (GB)|
|7||1½||Shirocco||5||Christophe Soumillon||André Fabre|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. snk = short-neck; nk = neck.
† Trainers are based in France unless indicated.
‡ Deep Impact finished third, but he was later disqualified after testing positive for the banned substance ipratropium.
Further details of the winner, Rail Link:
- Foaled: March 26, 2003 in Great Britain
- Sire: Dansili; Dam: Docklands (Theatrical)
- Owner: Khalid Abdullah
- Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
- Rating in 2006 World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings: 127