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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
  • 2005 - Tedo
  • 2006 - Primary
  • 2007 - Estejo
  • 2008 - Rastignano
  • 2009 - Apprimus
  • 2010 - Kidnapping


See also


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