Hurricane Run made a strong showing Sunday at an Arc trial at Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris. The champion racehorse is expected to repeat his 2005 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victory at the Arc on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Hurricane Run is paraded around the ring prior to the Prix Foy Gray D'Albion Barriere Sunday afternoon at Longchamp. The Arc trial was run at a slow pace, with Shirocco edging Hurricane Run by a neck to win. But trainer Andre Fabre told reporters the only victory he's concerned with is victory at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on October 1. Hurricane Run won the Arc in 2005.
Hurricane Run trainer Andre Fabre (right) walks with Irish Jockey Kieran Fallon (center) and a French jockey (left) prior to the race Sunday at Longchamp.
Irish Jockey Kieran Fallon shares a laugh with Hurricane Run's trainer Andre Fabre prior to Sunday's race. Fallon is expected to ride Hurricane Run to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on October 1 at Longchamp. Along with Ascot in England, the Arc is considered one of Europe's most prestigious flat races.