The races were exciting, but this is the sight that made my heart beat a little faster - the Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, pictured this afternoon in the Winner's Circle at Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris. I have been a fan ever since he rode that horse in Lawrence of Arabia.
Irish jockey Kieron Fallon expertly guided Dylan Thomas to a superb victory today at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Hippodrome de Longchamp. While Fallon was the toast of Paris today, on Monday he must appear in court in London, charged with fixing horseraces. Already he has been banned from racing for a year in the United Kingdom. Dylan Thomas is trained by Aidan O'Brien, pictured at right waving farewell this evening at Longchamp. It was O'Brien's first horse to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
This woman wearing an interesting hat and a Chanel jacket is a racehorse owner. Arc winner Dylan Thomas's owners are pictured in the background at right. Check back Monday for a post featuring dozens of amazing hats worn by women attending the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe festivities. While I wore an elegant hat, I should have made more of an effort. You'll see what I mean in Monday's post.
Photos by David Holmes