1979 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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The 1979 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 7 October 1979. It was the 58th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

1979 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
DateOctober 7, 1979 (1979-10-07)
Winning horseThree Troikas
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The winner was Three Troikas, a three-year-old filly trained in France by Criquette Head and ridden by her brother Freddy. The filly won by three lengths from Le Marmot with the odds-on favourite Troy in third. The winning time was 2:28.9.

Race details

  • Sponsor: none
  • Purse:
  • Going: Dead
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 22
  • Winner's time: 2:28.9

Full result

Pos. Marg. Horse Age Jockey Trainer (Country)
1 Three Troikas 3 Freddy Head Criquette Head (FR)
2 3 Le Marmot 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin (FR)
3 1 Troy 3 Willie Carson Dick Hern (GB)
4 nk Pevero 4 Alain Lequeux François Boutin (FR)
5 4 Trillion 5 Lester Piggott Maurice Zilber (FR)
6 ½ Northern Baby 3 Pat Eddery François Boutin (FR)
7 2 Jeune Loup 4 Alain Badel Olivier Douieb (FR)
8 8 Noble Saint 3 Joe Mercer Robert Armstrong (GB)
9 2 Pawiment 5 Greville Starkey Theo Grieper (GER)
10 5 Crimson Beau 4 Geoff Baxter Paul Cole (GB)
11 nk Pitasia 3 Alfred Gibert Aage Paus (FR)
12 3 Two of Diamonds 3 Steve Cauthen Barry Hills (GB)
13 nk Valour 4 Paul Cook Fulke Johnson Houghton (GB)
14 7 Ile de Bourbon 4 John Reid Fulke Johnson Houghton (GB)
15 5 Fabulous Dancer 3 J Taillard Criquette Head (FR)
16 shd Noble Dancer 7 Jacinto Vásquez T. J. Kelly (USA)
17 6 Top Ville 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet (FR)
18 ¾ Telescopico 4 Sandy Hawley Maurice Zilber (FR)
19 15 Kamaridaan 3 J Heloury François Mathet (FR)
20 Player 3 Edward Hide
21 Princess Redowa 3 M Ouzouir Aage Paus (FR)
22 Rivadon 3 Alan Bond Dick Hern (GB)

* Abbreviations: ns = nose; shd = short-head; hd = head; snk = short neck; nk = neck

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Three Troikas.

  • Sex: Filly
  • Foaled: 25 January 1976
  • Country: France
  • Sire: Lyphard; Dam: Three Roses (Dual)
  • Owner: Ghislaine Head
  • Breeder: Artur Pfaff

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