France Galop has introduced significant ticket price increases for the return of horse racing showpiece the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe to ParisLongchamp next month.

The 2018 Arc takes place from October 6-7 and is the first to be held at ParisLongchamp racecourse following a €140m (£126.1m/$161.8m) redevelopment project that commenced after the 2015 edition.

This resulted in an initially planned one-year stay for the Arc at Chantilly being extended for last year’s edition.

After re-opening earlier this year, the Arc will now return to ParisLongchamp with France Galop, national governing body of flat and steeplechase horse racing, initiating price rises in tune with the new facilities.

The Racing Post newspaper said the price of general admission tickets for the Arc has been increased to €75, compared to €30 for last year’s running at Chantilly and only €20 for the previous event at ParisLongchamp in 2015.

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