Longchamp racecourse closed its gates to the public on 5th October 2015, the day after the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and will remain closed for two years while renovations are being carried out.
The 2016 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (1st and 2nd October) will be held at Chantilly racecourse.
Longchamp racecourse will reopen in September 2017.
Longchamp racecourse has the honour of hosting the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Yves Saint-Martin, an outstanding jockey and four-time winner of the Arc, is full of praise for this event: "Being in the starting line-up for the Arc is a performance in itself. Winning the Arc is the greatest victory that a jockey could hope to achieve". This race not only attracts the largest number of betters, it also enjoys the most media coverage and is recognised to be the most prestigious flat race in the world. The victory by Workforce in 2010 was watched on television by over a billion people and by 50,000 spectators at Longchamp racecourse!
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