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Move over Royal Ascot; is this the most prestigious racing event in the world?

The first weekend of October plays host to the most exciting horse race in the world; and The Fitzdares Club is just the place to watch it.

It’s lavish; it’s opulent; it’s undeniably, unfathomably magnificent. These adjectives would all usually be at odds with a horse race; but when it comes to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, no amount of glittering superlatives would do justice to the glamour, pomp and ceremony of this world-famous event. And when you factor in an irresistible offer from world-leading bookmaker Fitzdares — back any horse to win the Arc (as the event is affectionately known), and you’ll get a free bet — it’s likely to be the event that makes your autumn.

Put simply, it’s luxury on a racetrack; and this year is set to be more splendid than ever. It’s the 100th anniversary of what is often popularly dubbed ‘the world’s greatest horse race’; and so if you thought it was good in previous years, then this year’s event is sure to blow your socks (or should that be riding hats?) right off. Taking place on the first weekend of October each year (which, in 2021, is 2—3 October), the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the most prestigious horse race to be found in Europe (and richer turf can’t be found anywhere in the world, save for The Everest). World-famous jockey Frankie Dettori has six Arc wins under his equestrian belt; and, indeed, any jockey who wins at the Arc will be catapulted to champion status before he can untack his horse.

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In any given year, the Arc is a spellbinding event that positively drips with glamour; not to mention the world-leading horses and jockeys who annually take part. But the 2021 event is sure to be bigger, bolder and better than ever — not only due to the history-making 100th anniversary, but because this year, racing enthusiasts have the option of watching the race from the suave, sophisticated comfort of Mayfair sporting staple, The Fitzdares Club.

And trust us when we say: this is an event you’ll want to watch. Visually, it’s spectacular: the world-famous ParisLongchamp racecourse (playing host to the event) will be decked out in the colours of the 99 silks that have historically been victorious in the Arc; and you can rest assured that the crystal clear, state-of-the-art screens at The Fitzdares Club will convey every last inch of visual, aesthetic splendour.

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Then there’s the sheer calibre of the British and Irish racers set to take part — if there was ever a time to cheer Britain on, it would be the 2021 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Once again, The Fitzdares Club can lead the charge in that regard — where better to cheer on your horse of choice than in the comfort of Mayfair’s favourite sporting establishment, with a Beef Wellington or Lobster Croissant on the way? — and with former Arc winning jockeys present at the racecourse, together with French-British entertainment recalling the Arc’s greatest historic moments: well, it’s sure to be the event of the autumn (and, indeed, the year).

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Let’s not forget, too, that Fitzdares is a world-leading bookmaker. So you’ll want to know about their odds for the Arc; because what’s a horse race without a flutter? Currently, Adayar and Tarnawa are favourites to win, with odds of 5/2; Hurricane Lane and Snowfall, meanwhile, clock in with marginally wider odds of 5/1; and Chrono Genesis currently stands at 9/1. If you’re interested in hearing more about Fitzdares’ odds for the race, we can help you out there

If there was a race of the century, this would be it (100th anniversaries tend to have that kind of power). We’ve no doubt you have no desire to miss such a prescient event — but we’re sure you have every desire to watch the race (and cheer on the horse you’ve backed) in a genteel, luxury setting; surrounded by like-minded gentlemen and with more betting offers than you can wave a betting slip at. The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe should be watched in style: and if The Fitzdares Club can offer one thing, it’s style in abundance.

Back any horse to win the Arc and win a free bet, courtesy of Fitzdares. Details can be found here.

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