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Premio Carlo d'Alessio

The Premio Carlo d'Alessio is a Group 3 flat horse race in Italy which is open to thoroughbreds aged four years or older. It is run at Capannelle, Rome, over a distance of 2,400 metres (about 1½ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was formerly known as the Premio Ellington, and in 1991 it was promoted to Group 2 status. It was given its present title in 2000, in memory of Carlo d'Alessio (1915–1994), an Italian lawyer who was a successful racehorse owner [1]. D'Alessio's most famous horses, all trained in England, were Bolkonski, Le Moss, Tolomeo and Wollow.

The distance of the Premio Carlo d'Alessio was extended to 2,800 metres in 2001, and its previous length, 2,400 metres, was restored in 2005. The race was downgraded to Group 3 class in 2006.

Winners since 1990

1990 Artic Envoy 4 Fernando Jovine Paul Kelleway 2:31.0
1991 Run Don't Fly 5 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:27.9
1992 Secret Haunt 4 Frankie Dettori Luca Cumani 2:26.7
1993 Big Tobin 4 Otello Fancera Luigi Camici 2:26.8
1994 Captain Horatius 5 Lester Piggott John Dunlop 2:30.4
1995 Laroche 4 Peter Schiergen Heinz Jentzsch 2:26.4
1996 Luso 4 Brett Doyle Clive Brittain 2:29.8
1997 Luso 5 Brett Doyle Clive Brittain 2:25.3
1998 War Declaration 4 Massimiliano Tellini Bruno Grizzetti 2:32.3
1999 Ivan Luis 5 Otello Fancera Luigi Camici 2:24.8
2000 Hamond 5 Willie Ryan Andreas Wöhler 2:29.9
2001 Super Tassa 5 Palmerio Agus Valfredo Valiani 2:57.7
2002 Narrative 4 Ted Durcan Saeed bin Suroor 3:00.3
2003 Maktub 4 Mirco Demuro Bruno Grizzetti 2:57.5
2004 Simonas 5 Eduardo Pedroza Ralf Suerland 3:00.4
2005 Electrocutionist 4 Edmondo Botti Valfredo Valiani 2:27.1
2006 Groom Tesse 5 Stefano Landi Luigi Camici 2:28.9
2007 Exhibit One 5 Dario Vargiu Valfredo Valiani 2:30.9
2008 Gimmy 4 Dario Vargiu Bruno Grizzetti 2:30.2
2009 Voila Ici 4 Mirco Demuro Vittorio Caruso 2:30.0


  • horseracingintfed.comInternational Federation of Horseracing Authorities – Premio Carlo d'Alessio (2009).

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