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2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

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2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The 2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was a horse race held at Longchamp on Sunday 1 October 2006. It was the 85th running of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.


The winner was Rail Link, a three-year-old colt trained in France by André Fabre. The winning jockey was Stéphane Pasquier.

The pre-race favourite Deep Impact finished third, but he was later disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.

Race details

  • Sponsor: Groupe Lucien Barrière
  • Purse: €2,000,000; First prize: €1,142,800
  • Going: Good
  • Distance: 2,400 metres
  • Number of runners: 8
  • Winner's time: 2m 26.3s
  • Full result

  • Abbreviations: snk = short-neck; nk = neck
  • Winner's details

    Further details of the winner, Rail Link.

  • Sex: Colt
  • Foaled: 26 March 2003
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Sire: Dansili; Dam: Docklands (Theatrical)
  • Owner: Khalid Abdullah
  • Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
  • References

    2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Wikipedia