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Golden Horn wins Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Italian Frankie Dettori rides Golden Horn past the finish line to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe horse race at the Longchamp horse racetrack, outside Paris
Italian Frankie Dettori rides Golden Horn past the finish line to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe horse race at the Longchamp horse racetrack, outside Paris

Golden Horn and Frankie Dettori clinched a brilliant victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

John Gosden's Derby hero and subsequent winner of the Coral-Eclipse and Irish Champion Stakes had a wide draw to overcome, but Dettori gradually angled his way across the track and into an ideal position, tracking the pacemaker Shahah.

Golden Horn came under pressure early in the straight and the packed grandstand erupted as Criquette Head-Maarek's wonder mare Treve, bidding to become the first horse in history to win the Arc three times, arrived on the outside seemingly full of running.

However, her trademark late burst failed to materialise once push came to shove and Golden Horn galloped all the way to the line, passing the post clear under a jubilant Dettori.

Flintshire filled the runner-up spot for the second successive year, with Treve edged out for third by New Bay.