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France-Galop forced to up Arc game after Longchamp shambles

• Olivier Delloye sorry fans ‘disappointed or upset by experience’
• Higher ticket prices bring four-fold increase in Arc revenues

The ruling body of French racing has promised to improve facilities at Longchamp before the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe next year, so as to avoid or at least reduce the problems encountered by racegoers on Sunday.

On the day Enable beat Sea Of Class in a thrilling finish to Europe’s premier Flat race, there were many reports of long queues for food, drink, toilets and betting outlets as the Arc returned to Longchamp, where a new £110m grandstand was opened in the spring.

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