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French racing hit by low Longchamp crowd for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

• Just 35,000 turned up to witness Sunday’s thriller
• Increases in admission ticket prices under scrutiny

France Galop, French racing’s ruling body, appears to have a fight on its hands to attract racegoers to its most famous event following the news that just 35,000 paying spectators attended the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday.

The race was the first at the Arc’s traditional home since 2015, when about 55,000 racegoers saw Golden Horn and Frankie Dettori add Europe’s showpiece event to their win in the Derby at Epsom earlier in the season.

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