1971 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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The 1971 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 3 October 1971. It was the 50th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

1971 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
DateOctober 3, 1971 (1971-10-03)
Winning horseMill Reef
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The winner was Mill Reef, a three-year-old colt trained in England by Ian Balding and ridden by Geoff Lewis. Mill Reef won by three and one-and-a-half lengths from the two fillies Pistol Packer and Cambrizzia in a new race-record time of 2:28.3.

Race details

  • Sponsor: none
  • Purse: 2,040,000 FF - First Prize: 1,200,000 FF
  • Going: Firm
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 18
  • Winner's time: 2:28.3

Full result

Pos. Marg. Horse Age Jockey Trainer (Country)
1 Mill Reef (USA) 3 Geoff Lewis Ian Balding (GB)
2 3 Pistol Packer (USA) 3 Freddy Head Alec Head (FR)
3 Cambrizzia (FR) 3 Sandy Barclay D. Watson (FR)
4 nk Caro (IRE) 4 Jimmy Lindley Albert Klimscha (FR)
5 ½ Hallez (FR) 4 Lester Piggott William Head (FR)
6 ½ Royalty (GB) 3 Joe Mercer Dick Hern (GB)
7 Bourbon (FR) 3 Yves Saint-Martin Alec Head (FR)
8 Arlequino (FR) 3 J. Massard Geoffroy Watson (FR)
9 One for All (USA) 5 Willie Carson Horatio Luro (USA)
0 Mister Sic Top (FR) 4 Jean-Claude Desaint Gilbert Pezeril (FR)
0 Miss Dan (FR) 4 J. Taillard Philippe Lallie (FR)
0 Armos (IRE) 4 G. Thiboeuf Daniel Lescalle
0 Ossian (FR) 4 L. Heurteur Dick Hern (GB)
0 Ramsin (FR) 4 Henri Samani Geoffroy Watson (FR)
0 Ortis (ITY) 4 Duncan Keith Peter Walwyn (GB)
0 Sharapour (FR) 3 William Williamson (AUS) Francois Mathet (FR)
0 Irish Ball (FR) 3 William Pyers (AUS) Philippe Lallie (FR)
0 Oarsman (GB) 3 Maurice Philipperon John Cunnington

* Abbreviations: shd = short-head; nk = neck

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Mill Reef.