Events - October 01, 2011
Recordbreaker Danedream wins the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
Longchamp (France) / St. Imier (Switzerland), 2nd October 2011 – Danedream and jockey Andrasch Starke won the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe run over a distance of 2,400 meters at Longchamp racecourse in a record time of 2’24’’49. Danedream, that had also captured the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden in September, easily won the race and broke the racecourse record time dating back to 1997. Longines has the honour of being the official timekeeper of this Parisian racecourse, where the prestigious race is run. During the tremendous raceday, under a sunny sky, the Swiss watch brand also handed over to the jockey, trainer and owner of Dream Ahead, winner of the Qatar Prix de la Forêt, a model that embodies its philosophy as well as its famous slogan “Elegance is an attitude”: The Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph.
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