2009 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
The 2009 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race which took place at Longchamp on Sunday October 4, 2009. It was the 88th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and it was won by Sea the Stars. The winner was ridden by Michael Kinane and trained by John Oxx.
- Sponsor: Qatar
- Purse: €4,000,000
- Going: Good
- Number of runners: 19
- Winner's time: 2m 26.3s
|1||Sea the Stars||3||Michael Kinane||John Oxx (IRE)|
|2||2||Youmzain||6||Kieren Fallon||Mick Channon (GB)|
|3||hd||Cavalryman||3||Frankie Dettori||André Fabre|
|4||hd||Conduit||4||Ryan Moore||Sir Michael Stoute (GB)|
|5||1||Dar Re Mi||4||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden (GB)|
|6||1||Fame and Glory||3||Johnny Murtagh||Aidan O'Brien (IRE)|
|7||½||La Boum||6||Thierry Jarnet||Robert Collet|
|7||dh||Stacelita||3||Christophe Soumillon||Jean-Claude Rouget|
|9||¾||Magadan||4||Anthony Crastus||Elie Lellouche|
|10||½||Vision d'Etat||4||Olivier Peslier||Eric Libaud|
|11||¾||Tangaspeed||4||Ioritz Mendizabal||Robert Laplanche|
|12||shd||Beheshtam||3||Gérald Mossé||Alain de Royer-Dupré|
|13||3||Getaway||6||Stéphane Pasquier||Jens Hirschberger (GER)|
|14||snk||The Bogberry||4||Magomet Kappushev||Alain de Royer-Dupré|
|15||8||Hot Six||4||T. J. Pereira||Givanildo Duarte (BRZ)|
|16||2||Tullamore||4||Vaclav Janacek||Zdeno Koplik (CZE)|
|17||4||Grand Ducal||3||Pat Smullen||Aidan O'Brien (IRE)|
|18||2||Set Sail||3||Sean Levey||Aidan O'Brien (IRE)|
|19||15||Steele Tango||4||Darryll Holland||Roger Teal (GB)|
* The distances between the horses are shown in lengths or shorter. dh = dead-heat; shd = short-head; hd = head; snk = short-neck.
† Trainers are based in France unless indicated.
Further details of the winner, Sea the Stars:
- Foaled: April 6, 2006 in Ireland
- Owner: Christopher Tsui
- Breeder: Sunderland Holdings Ltd
- Rating in 2009 World Thoroughbred Rankings: 136
- ↑ "Sea The Stars in historic Arc win". BBC Sport. 2009-10-04. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/8280646.stm. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
- ↑ Paley, Tony (2009-10-04). "Sea The Stars defies trouble in running to win Arc de Triomphe". Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/oct/04/sea-the-stars-arc-de-triomphe1. Retrieved 2009-10-04.