The $145M facelift inspired by the movement of a galloping horse

(CNN)After a $145 million facelift, Paris’ Longchamp Racecourse will once again host Europe’s richest race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Sunday.

The prestigious race has been held at leafy Longchamp since the days of Napoleon III more than 150 years ago, and after a two-year residency at Chantilly while its home was redeveloped, it’s back.
The winner of the “Arc” — a one-and-a-half-mile test of speed and stamina for three-year-olds and above — will earn five million euros ($5.7 million), making it the third richest horse race in the world behind the Pegasus World Cup and the Dubai World Cup.

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