Solemia overtakes Orfevre to win Arc de Triomphe


PARIS (AP) — Solemia overtook pre-race favorite Orfevre at the line to win the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, giving veteran French jockey Olivier Peslier his fourth Arc win.

Orfevre had an unfavorable draw, starting from the far outside 18th stall, but the Japanese thoroughbred burst ahead and looked certain to win until Peslier pushed Solemia hard on the home stretch and just edged in front to win by nearly half a length.

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