Treve (FR), undefeated in four lifetime starts, stormed to the front of the field inside the final quarter mile en route to a dominating victory in the 2013 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp Racecourse in France. Orfevre (JPN), a tough second in this race a year ago, couldn't run down the winner in the final yards as Japan continues to seek the ever-so-elusive Arc victory. Intello (GER) finished up well to round out the top three.
Treve raced near the rear of the field through the early, and typically moderate, fractions. As the field turned into the false straight , Treve began to make her move about four or five wide from the rail. Orfevre, also racing near the rear, was in tight quarters, appeared to be traveling well, but but lost ground to the filly as the field began to prepare for the final furlongs. As the early speed of Joshua Tree (IRE) began to fade, Treve made her way to the front of the pack with little to no urging from jockey Thierry Jarnet. From that point it was simply a matter of how many lengths would separate the filly from her nearest rival. Orfevre and Intello put in a gallant chase but could come no closer than four lengths from the winner at the wire.
Final time for the Arc was 2:32.04 over ground labeled "Soft" at Longchamp.
Treve is a three-year-old filly by Motivator (GB) out of a Anabaa mare (Trevise (FR)); she won the G1-Prix Vermielle and the G1-Prix de Dianne in her most recent starts this summer.
More on Treve's Arc victory later on today.
Below are the results of the 2013 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: