We are set for a truly historic day in Paris on Sunday with the 100th edition of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, one of world horse racing’s greatest events.
It has been great to see a competitive renewal, with so many likeable horses with fantastic CVs near the head of the market.
Foreign raiders add so much to a race like the Arc too, so kudos to connections of horses who have brought their pride and joys to Paris from Germany and especially Japan.
The 2021 and 100th edition of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – Europe’s richest horse race – is set for the off at 10.05am ET / 3.05pm BST / 00.05 AEST today, 3rd October. Can Frankie Dettori win his seventh Arc de Triomphe? Who will be crowned the world’s greatest racehorse? UK viewers can watch the big race FREE on ITV but make sure you know how to watch a 2021 Arc de Triomphe live stream from anywhere in the world. Start time, full horse list, tips and odds below.
The world’s greatest horserace – aka “the greatest two minutes in sport” – is 100 years old! The Grand National and the Kentucky Derby are a big deal, but l’Arc is richer, with an extraordinary purse of £4.3 million up for grabs in 2021.
The runners and riders are limbering up and there’s plenty of money being thrown at Love, ridden by six-time Arc de Triomphe winner jockey Frankie Dettori. He has bagged one of the best stalls too – could he be about to complete a ‘magnificent seven’?
Love isn’t the favourite, though. According to the sportsbooks, Tarnawa, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, and Adayar, ridden by William Buick are neck-and-neck to win the 2021 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – and secure the mind-boggling £2,444,760.24 first prize. Hurricane Lane and Snowfall are also attracting plenty of bets, while Bubble Gift and Mojo Star remain the rank outsiders.
With a capacity crowd assembling at Paris Longchamp for the 1m 4f race, we’re under starters orders and set for a blockbuster end to the Flat racing season! The race starts at 10.05am ET / 3.05pm BST / 00.05 AEST today, so make sure you know how to watch a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe free live stream from anywhere.
How to watch the 2021 Arc de Triomphe abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant 2021 Arc de Triomphe rights holders, you won’t be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.