1981 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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The 1981 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 4 October 1981. It was the 60th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

1981 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Racing silks of Jacques Wertheimer
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
DateOctober 4, 1981 (1981-10-04)
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The winner was Gold River, a four-year-old filly trained in France by Alec Head and ridden by Gary Moore. The filly won by three quarters of a length and a nose from Bikala and April Run in a time of 2:35.2.

Race details

  • Sponsor: none
  • Purse:
  • Going: Dead
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 24
  • Winner's time: 2:35.2

Full result

Pos. Marg. Horse Age Jockey Trainer (Country)
1 Gold River 4 Gary Moore Alec Head (FR)
2 ¾ Bikala 3 Serge Gorli Patrick Biancone (FR)
3 ns April Run 3 Philippe Paquet François Boutin (FR)
4 2 Perrault 4 Henri Samani Pierre Pelat (FR)
5 2 Ardross 5 Lester Piggott Henry Cecil (GB)
6 Argument 4 Philip Waldron Maurice Zilber (FR)
7 ¾ Akarad 3 Yves Saint-Martin François Mathet (FR)
8 3 Tootens 3 Georges Doleuze E Bartholomew (FR)
9 hd Leandra 3 Gerard Dubroeucq Pierre Pelat (FR)
10 snk Snow Day 3 Alfred Gibert François Boutin (FR)
11 snk Kings Lake 3 Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien (IRE)
12 5 Lancastrian 4 Maurice Philipperon David Smaga (FR)
13 Prince Bee 4 Joe Mercer Dick Hern (GB)
14 hd Cut Above 3 Brian Taylor Dick Hern (GB)
15 nk Blue Wind 3 Wally Swinburn Dermot Weld (IRE)
16 2 Gap of Dunloe 3 Walter Swinburn Patrick Biancone (FR)
17 Pelerin 4 Edward Hide Harry Wragg (GB)
18 Condessa 3 Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger (IRE)
19 shd Rahotep 3 J-L Kessas Bernard Secly (FR)
20 3 Detroit 4 Freddy Head Olivier Douieb (FR)
21 Ring the Bell 4 N Tiley H Westbrook
22 Gilded Vanity 4 Gabriel Curran P Russell (IRE)
23 Beldale Flutter 3 Tony Murray Michael Jarvis (GB)
24 Action Man 6 O Larsen (DEN)

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

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Detroit.

  • Sex: Filly
  • Foaled: 11 January 1977
  • Country: France
  • Sire: Riverman; Dam: Glaneuse (Snob)
  • Owner: Jacques Wertheimer
  • Breeder: Jacques Wertheimer

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