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Solemia Wins Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Monday, 8th October 2012

Overnight on a soft track at Longchamp in France, the Wertheimer's Irish home-bred 4YO mare Solemia (Poliglote-Brooklyn's Dance, by Shirley Heights) reeled in the leaders to score by a neck for trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias in the weight-for-age €4,000,000 Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2400m), over favoured Japan-bred 4YO entire Orfevre (Stay Gold–Oriental Art, by Mejiro McQueen) & 3YO colt Masterstroke (Monsun–Melikah, by Lammtarra). Sent off at 40-1, Solemia was ridden by Olivier Peslier who notched his 4th Arc victory. Coming into the race off a 3rd place finish in the Gr1 Prix Vermeille over the Arc trip, Solemia took her record to 5 wins (also including the Gr2 Prix Corrida & Listed Prix Joubert at Saint-Cloud) & 5 placings (including the Gr2 Prix du Conseil de Paris & Prix d'Hedouville at Longchamp) from 12 starts.

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