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For the racegoer the prospect of Lammtarra capturing the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, 1 October, to achieve a feat last accomplished by Mill Reef in 1971, namely winning the Derby, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Arc, is an exciting thought to relish.

For the traveller, Horse Racing Abroad, of Haywards Heath, specialises in trips to Longchamp, including transfer to the track and admission and this year has even more flexible options by Eurostar train, air and self- drive. Day trips are available as are weekend breaks to take in Saturday's racing card, which includes five Group races.

The course is in the Bois de Boulogne, north-west Paris, between Port Maillot and Port Dauphine on the Peripherique, the ring-road. Take the Vincennes-La Defense line on the Metro or Reseau Express Regionale (RER) to Port Maillot. The course is a short bus or taxi ride. Admission is FFr70 (pounds 9).

Forte Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Longchamp, Paris, 1 October.

Horse Racing Abroad, 24 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4EA. (Tel: 01444 441661; fax 01444 416169).

Societe d'Encouragement, 46 place Abel Gance, 92655 Boulogne, Cedex, France. (Tel: 00 33 1 49102030; fax 47619332). (French Jockey Club for information).

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