Order Of St George and Frankie Dettori head to the start in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Order Of St George and Frankie Dettori head to the start in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Frankie Dettori does not see Aidan O’Brien’s feat of training the first three home in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe being matched.

Dettori played his own part as he rode Ascot Gold Cup winner Order Of St George into third place at Chantilly behind stablemates Found and Highland Reel.

O’Brien had already enjoyed a stellar season, including saddling the first three home in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, but what he achieved at the weekend will surely top a list of his greatest achievements.

“I’m definitely part of history, I don’t think it will be done again,” Dettori told At The Races.

“Having three runners in the Arc is hard enough, but to have the one-two-three is beyond belief.

“My horse ran well, I would have preferred a bit more rain but he stuck his head out for me and galloped out to the line.”

Joseph O’Brien also hailed his father’s “unbelievable” achievement.

O’Brien jnr was not surprised to see Found triumph under Ryan Moore as he felt she had been unlucky when down the field in 2015, but he was amazed to see her two stablemates claim minor honours.

He said: “It was unbelievable and you couldn’t imagine it could happen.

“It’s a funny track and the three of them were drawn all over the place and for it to happen for the three of them was just unbelievable.

“She (Found) has been second in nine Group Ones and when things fall right for her she is unbelievable – Ryan gave her a great ride. She was a bit unlucky last year, but it was an Arc and every year there seems to be some unlucky ones.

“That’s the reason Found was kept in training and that’s the race she was kept for all along.”