2009 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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The 2009 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 4 October 2009. It was the 88th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

2009 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
LocationLongchamp Racecourse
DateOctober 200 (200-10)
Winning horseSea the Stars
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The winner was Sea the Stars, a three-year-old colt trained in Ireland by John Oxx. The winning jockey was Michael Kinane.

Sea the Stars became the first horse to win the 2,000 Guineas, the Epsom Derby and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. It was his sixth consecutive Group 1 victory.

Set Sail and... Grand Ducal, there about five in front now of Stacelita, he's getting up on the inside of Sea the Stars, he's got six or seven lengths to make up, he'll have to be a champion. Stacelita races into the lead now, 2 in front, he is a champion I reckon, he's got the run though in the center, he's out after the leader, he picks up Stacelita, he powers clear! Sea the Stars racing away perfection in equine form, a horse of a lifetime he's just going to go on and win the arc by two lengths!

Commentator Jim McGrath describes the climax of the race

Race details

  • Sponsor: Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club
  • Purse: €4,000,000; First prize: €2,285,600
  • Going: Good
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 19
  • Winner's time: 2m 26.3s

Full result

Pos. Marg. Horse Age Jockey Trainer (Country)
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 (FR)
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 (FR)
7 dh Stacelita 3 Christophe Soumillon Jean-Claude Rouget (FR)
9 ¾ Magadan 4 Anthony Crastus Élie Lellouche (FR)
10 ½ Vision d'Etat 4 Olivier Peslier Eric Libaud (FR)
11 ¾ Tangaspeed 4 Ioritz Mendizabal Robert Laplanche (FR)
12 shd Beheshtam 3 Gérald Mossé Alain de Royer-Dupré (FR)
13 3 Getaway 6 Stéphane Pasquier Jens Hirschberger (GER)
14 snk The Bogberry 4 Magomet Kappushev Alain de Royer-Dupré (FR)
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)
  • Abbreviations: dh = dead-heat; shd = short-head; hd = head; snk = short-neck

Winner's details

Further details of the winner, Sea the Stars.