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Solemia overtakes Orfevre to win Arc de Triomphe

Updated: October 7, 2012, 1:41 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Long-shot Solemia came through with a dramatic finish and edged tiring favorite Orfevre in the final strides to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday.

Orfevre, Japan's 2011 Horse of the Year, looked to be a sure winner when he took the lead with about 300 yards to go. But Solemia, urged on by jockey Olivier Peslier, kept the pressure on in the stretch, moved past Orfevre on the outside two strides from the finish line and gave the French rider his fourth win ...

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