Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: Exclusive video footage of the Japanese raider arrival in France

16 September 2023



On Sunday, 1st October 2023, at ParisLongchamp racecourse, the best racehorses from across the globe will line up at the start of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the world’s greatest horse race, which will be broadcast live in 60 countries.

Flying the flag for Japan in this prestigious flat race, Japanese mare Through Seven Seas has just landed in Paris after a 12-hour flight from Tokyo. She travelled under the watchful eye of a team that took care of the champion’s every need. With her, they brought 300 kilos of alfalfa, oats and soya, which constitute her usual diet.

She was filmed getting off the plane exclusively for the @FranceGalop social media accounts, where a host of immersive behind-the-scenes content will be posted before and during the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which can be followed using the hashtag #QPAT

VIDEO of the Japanese mare’s arrival in Paris:


Upon her arrival on French soil, the mare was collected by transporter STH Hipavia, who specialises in organising transport for racehorses in France and abroad.

Her first port of call in France is the training centre in Chantilly, in the Oise department, one of Europe’s largest racehorse training centres. Her training will continue in Chantilly over the next few weeks, overseen by Japanese trainer Tomohito Ozeki’s staff. She will hit the gallops every day and will follow a detailed training programme that will enable her to acclimatise and prepare for the world’s greatest horse race so that she arrives at ParisLongchamp in peak condition on race day.