Arc De Triomphe Kicks Off A Super Sunday

Set your alarms early! You won't want to miss the drama unfold in the City of Light, as the super mare Treve aims for third consecutive victory in Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe from Longchamp Racecourse in Paris.

The action gets underway at 8 a.m. Eastern Time, 5 a.m. Pacific, with the big one carded as the 4th race on the program, with a post time of 9:55 a.m. ET, 6:55 a.m. PT.

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Important Notice on Coupled Entries: Two of the races on the card, including the Arc, will have coupled entries for Win wagering only that won't appear as coupled in the live odds that are transmitted from Longchamp Racecourse to TwinSpires. This is because the French tote chooses to allow patrons to wager on horses that are coupled individually, and to display their odds individually, as opposed to a single betting interest as they are in North America.

This is done so that bettors may assess each horse's true odds of winning while formulating their exotic wagers, in which no horses are coupled for betting purposes. However, all horses that are owned by a common interest in the same race will be coupled for the purposes of determining an official Win payout.

Such horses will be indicated with a letter designation of "a" or "b" next to their program number in the track program and in the past peformances. For your convenience, we have indicated the coupled entries for Win betting in the chart below.

Race & Post Time (ET) Race Name Coupled Entry for Win
Race 2 - 8:35 a.m. Prix Jen-Luc Lagardere 4 (a) Cymirc
    5 (a) Herald The Dawn
    6 (a) Ultra
Race 4 - 9:55 a.m. Prix De l'Arc De Triomphe 1 (a) Flintshire
    13 (a) New Bay
    9 (b) Treve
    17 (b) Shahah

In race 2, the 4-5-6 horses will race as a coupled entry for Win betting only.

In race 4, the Arc De Triomphe, 1(a) Flintshire will race coupled with 13(a) New Bay, and 9(b) Treve will race coupled with 17(b) Shahah.

If any horse with a coupled entry designation wins a race, the Win payout may not match the Win odds transmitted from Longchamp to TwinSpires. For the purposes of determining their Win payout, the total amount bet on both coupled horses will be used to calculate the Win price.

In most cases, this will result in one of the following outcomes:

  • If the horse in the entry with lower Win odds finishes first, the payout will be greater than its Win odds indicate.
  • If the horse in the entry with higher Win odds finishes first, the payout will be lower that its Win odds indicate.

Also, in French racing, coupled entries apply to Win betting only. Therefore, if you wager on a horse that is part of an entry to Place or in any exotic pools, and that horse does not finish in the money, you will not receive a payout for your wager. In other words, when you wager on one half or part of an entry, you do not receive both horses when it comes to Place and exotic wagering, as you would in North America.