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2008 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The 2008 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race which took place at Longchamp on Sunday October 5, 2008. It was the 87th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and it was won by Zarkava. The winner was ridden by Christophe Soumillon and trained by Alain de Royer-Dupré.


Race details

  • Sponsor: Qatar
  • Purse: €4,000,000
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Number of runners: 16
  • Winner's time: 2m 28.8s

Full result






1 Zarkava 3 Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré
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 Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien (IRE)
5 1 Vision d'Etat 3 Ioritz Mendizabal Eric Libaud
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
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
15 10 Zambezi Sun 4 Stéphane Pasquier Pascal Bary
16 dist Red Rock Canyon 4 Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien (IRE)

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Zarkava:

  • Foaled: March 31, 2005 in Ireland
  • Sire: Zamindar; Dam: Zarkasha (Kahyasi)
  • Breeder: HH Aga Khan IV



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