PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Andrasch Starke riding Danedream wins the Qatar Prix De l'Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp racecourse on October 2, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Yves Forestier/Getty Images)
Three-year-old filly Danedream (GER) powered to the front of the field of the 2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe coming into the final furlongs and easily distanced herself from her rivals. At the wire the German filly won by open lengths to take Europe's biggest race.
Shareta (IRE) finished 2nd, while Snow Fairy (IRE) rounded out the top three. That's an all-filly trifecta.
The big favorites - So You Think (NZ), Sarafina (FR), Galikova (FR), Reliable Man (GB) and Workforce (GB) - were unable to mount a serious threat to the winner. So You Think finished best of the favorites by nabbing the 4th spot.
2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Full Result (via Racing Post)
In the race prior to the Arc, Dream Ahead nipped Goldikova (IRE) at the wire of the G1-Prix de la Foret, denying the brilliant race mare a victory in her final race in France. She is now 5-2-3-0 on the year.
More on all the Arc day races a bit later.
Video Replay below with the usual French commentary.