The 1986 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 5 October 1986. It was the 65th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
The winner was Dancing Brave, a three-year-old colt trained in Great Britain by Guy Harwood. The winning jockey was Pat Eddery.
The winning time of 2m 27.7s set a new record for the race. The previous record of 2m 28.0s was achieved by Detroit in 1980.
The field is considered to be one of the strongest in the race's history. Major races won by the runners in 1986 included;Dancing Brave - 2,000 Guineas Stakes, Eclipse Stakes, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Bering - Prix du Jockey Club
Triptych - Champion Stakes
Shahrastani - Epsom Derby, Irish Derby
Shardari - International Stakes
Darara - Prix Vermeille
Acatenango - Aral-Pokal, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud, Grosser Preis von Berlin
Saint Estephe - Coronation Cup
Sponsor: Trusthouse Forte
Purse: 6,800,000 F; First prize: 4,000,000 F
Distance: 2,400 metres
Number of runners: 15
Winner's time: 2m 27.7s (new record)
Abbreviations: shd = short-head; nk = neck
1986 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Wikipedia
Further details of the winner, Dancing Brave.Sex: Colt
Foaled: 11 May 1983
Country: United States
Sire: Lyphard; Dam: Navajo Princess (Drone)
Owner: Khalid Abdullah
Breeder: Glen Oak Farm