Gran Premio d'Italia
The Gran Premio d'Italia is a Listed flat horse race in Italy which is open to three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run at San Siro, Milan, over a distance of 2,200 metres (about 1 mile and 3 furlongs), and it is scheduled to take place each year in June.
The event was formerly classed at Group 1 level, and it used to be contested in September. For a period its distance was 2,400 metres. It was downgraded in 1996, and since then it has held Listed status. It was cut to 2,000 metres in 1997, and at the same time it was moved to late June. It was extended to 2,200 metres in 2009.
Winners since 1986
|1986||El Cuite||Steve Cauthen||Henry Cecil||Sheikh Mohammed||2:39.4|
|1987||Ibn Bey||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||Prince Fahd bin Salman||2:25.6|
|1988||Welsh Guide||Vittorio Panici||Michael Jarvis||L. Monaldi||2:31.2|
|1989||Yellow King||Gianfranco Dettori||Alduino Botti||Scuderia Siba||2:29.8|
|1990||Dashing Blade||Brian Rouse||Ian Balding||Jeff Smith||2:29.2|
|1991||Pigeon Voyageur||Thierry Jarnet||André Fabre||Paul de Moussac||2:30.0|
|1992||Masad||Frankie Dettori||Luca Cumani||Mrs G. Zanocchio||2:30.0|
|1993||Right Win||John Reid||Richard Hannon||Conal Kavanagh||2:28.7|
|1994||Close Conflict||John Reid||Peter Chapple-Hyam||Robert Sangster||2:36.6|
|1995||Posidonas||Richard Hughes||Paul Cole||Athos Christodoulou||2:33.0|
The following horses have won the race since it was downgraded:
- 1996 - Toto le Moko
- 1997 - Jaunty Jack
- 1998 - Clapham Common
- 1999 - Endless Hall
- 2000 - Shibuni's Falcon
- 2001 - Sopran Glaumix
- 2002 - Rainer
- 2003 - Winning Dash
- 2004 - Electrocutionist
- 2005 - Tedo
- 2006 - Primary
- 2007 - Estejo
- 2008 - Rastignano
- 2009 - Apprimus
- 2010 - Kidnapping
- galopp-sieger.de – Gran Premio d'Italia.
- pedigreequery.com – Gran Premio d'Italia – Milano San Siro.