Longchamp Paris, the View from Here

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October 7, Longchamp, Paris ~The View From Here by  Deborah Mihaloff    


Deborah Mihaloff and husband, Alan Kirchener joined fans at the Longchamp race track in Paris for Qatar’s Arabian World Cup Racing Day.  (4 years +     Prize money: €500,000    E 2000m)

“This was the best weather we have ever enjoyed in Paris. It lasted the entire week.”

“The Arqana auction would be successful in that the high selling horse lot 41b Al Nachmiya was purchased at the sale on Thursday and would win the Fillies race  (Qatar Arabian Trophy Des Pouliches) the next day.   Purchase price was 350,000 Euros.  Purse was 100,000 Euros.” (Ed note: Horsereporter covered the sale with this post: http://wp.me/p14mQ2-rj)

Areej in the winners circle

“As always the Qatar Arabian World Cup was beautifully promoted by France Gallop at Longchamp. The pageantry and hospitality that is given to the fans and the Race horses is unprecedented.” There were four  Jumbo Trons in the infield of the track along with two large screens in the saddling paddock so that all could see the unbelievable coverage that is given with each race.”

The race would be dominated by Amer get for the first , second and third places, all trained by Julian Smart; an unprecedented accomplishment by a trainer or a sire.”

Text and photos – Thank you Deborah.


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  2 comments for “Longchamp Paris, the View from Here

  1. Michelle
    09/10/2011 at 8:28 pm

    This is what horse racing should be like. There were so many people, everyone was having a good time (well maybe not the people that didn’t win) and the big screens were everywhere, so you didn’t miss anything. The horses looked great, it would be so exciting to have a horse to run on this day. Michelle Morgan, Texas

  2. 09/10/2011 at 8:33 pm

    Fabulous horses, beautiful weather, an elegant crowd, the City of Lights, the moon over the Eiffel Tower together add up to the spectacular 2011 Arc d’Triomphe.

    It was the definitely a fine day for the fillies, first with the shock of the relatively unknown German filly winning the ARC d’Triomphe literally silencing the massive crowd. She was absolutely brilliant! But then came the Arabian World Cup, which was totally dominated by Amer’s offspring filling 13 out of 16 entries. Thrilling, tight race with Qatar bred, owned, and trained Amers taking the first 5 places, with the trophy going to the lovely mare, AREEJ. The coolest “US connection” is that her dam is a full sister to ALA CROIXNOIRE, one of the first French stallions (if not the first!) to be imported into the U.S. back in 1994. Though deceased now, he is still highly respected through his sons and daughters here. Denise Gault

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