4.8 million euros for a three-minute workout


On Sunday, October 6th one lucky contender will win a staggering 4.8 million euros for a speedy two-minute- thirty-second sprint. Those that line up in Europe’s richest race - the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe - broadcast live on Channel 4, have the chance to become one of the world’s most successful sporting legends based on earnings per minute.

In sterling, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe equates to £2,230,000 for winning connections. The one-and-a-half-mile race takes under three minutes to run resulting in a £743,333 per minute dividend, which makes Cristiano Ronaldo $23 million annual pay, game rate of £260,176 and £2,890 salary per minute seem strangely reasonable!

Horseracing’s Most Valuable Races: Prize money Sterling

• Dubai World Cup $10 million £6.1 million

• Melbourne Cup (Australia) AU $6.2 million £4 million

• Japan Cup (Tokyo) $5.7 million £3.7 million

• Breeders’ Cup Classic (America) $5 million £3 million

• Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Longchamp) 4.8 million euros £3.9 million

• Investec Derby £3 million

• QIPCO Champion Stakes (Ascot) £1.3 million

Channel 4 Racing: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 1:00 – 3:45pm

Clare Balding, Nick Luck and Mick Fitzgerald present live from Longchamp with commentator Simon Holt calling home the winners for the four-race programme. Viewers will have a near three-hour window to watch the best horses of 2013, ridden by the most talented jockeys, fight for honour in this highly competitive raceday.

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