In what will surely go down as one of the most spectacular comebacks, not to mention training performances, 2013 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Treve managed to repeat in stylish fashion in 2014. The filly became the first to repeat since 1978 when Alleged won her second consecutive Arc for legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien and jockey Lester Piggott.
Flintshire ran a gallant second with the filly Taghrooda third. Japan’s best finish in the race was sixth, with Harp Star swung wide for the drive and making up significant ground, but it was all to no avail.
While it was initially said that this was it for Treve, trainer Criquette Head-Maarek left the possibility of more, while definitively stating that Treve was definitely off to the shed at the end of the year. Possibilities, according to Head-Maarek, included the Breeders’ Cup, Japan Cup, and the Longines Hong Kong International Races (likely the Vase).