Oct 7 2012
Solemia landed a shock victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp to break the hearts of supporters of Japanese hope Orfevre.
Christophe Soumillon looked to have the race in the bag as he swept past the field on the outside in the straight on the Far East superstar, but the four-year-old began to send out distress signals in the final half-furlong.
Olivier Peslier asked for a big effort from Solemia, who is trained by Carlos Laffon-Parias, and she got up in the shadow the post to snatch the prize. Masterstroke finished third.