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Premio Mario Incisa della Rocchetta

The Premio Mario Incisa della Rocchetta is a Group 3 flat horse race in Italy which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at San Siro, Milan, over a distance of 2,000 metres (about 1¼ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May or June.

The event was originally called the Premio Legnano, but its title now honours Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the owner of the celebrated Italian racehorse Ribot. The race was formerly open to fillies and mares aged three or older. Its distance was cut from 2,000 to 1,600 metres in 1995, and this was extended to 2,400 metres in 1997. The present length, a return to 2,000 metres, was introduced in 2005. Simultaneously the event was restricted to three-year-old fillies only.

Winners since 1988






1988 Cunizza da Romano 4 John Reid Luciano d'Auria 2:03.8
1989 Indian Queen 4 Paul Cook Lord Huntingdon 2:03.5
1990 La Cascade 3 Gianfranco Dettori Luciano d'Auria 2:05.3
1991 Lara's Idea 3 Gianfranco Dettori Luigi Camici 2:05.2
1992 Lara's Idea 4 Vincenzo Mezzatesta Luigi Camici 2:04.8
1993 Ruby Tiger 6 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 2:05.1
1994 Alpride 3 P. Perlanti Mario Ciciarelli 2:07.5
1995 Olimpia Dukakis 3 Giovanni Forte Giuseppe Botti 1:37.0
1996 Bemont Track 5 Gabriele Bietolini Roberto Brogi 1:38.9
1997 Tulipa 4 Pat Eddery Saeed bin Suroor 2:26.7
1998 Ellenica 3 Gabriele Bietolini Maurizio Guarnieri 2:30.1
1999 Bimbola 5 Thierry Gillet J. Bertran de Balanda 2:34.6
2000 Sailing 3 Fernando Jovine Paul Cole 2:34.0
2001 Honorifique 4 Thierry Gillet Rod Collet 2:31.6
2002 Kardthea 3 Gabriele Bietolini Bruno Grizzetti 2:32.6
2003 Aynthia 3 Richard Hills Henri-Alex Pantall 2:28.9
2004 Vale Mantovani 4 Mario Esposito Vittorio Caruso 2:35.5
2005 Troppo Oca 3 Silvano Mulas Bruno Grizzetti 2:03.3
2006 Dionisia 3 Mirco Demuro Riccardo Menichetti 2:05.8
2007 Shot Bless 3 Mario Esposito Maurizio Guarnieri 2:07.7
2008 Rosa del Dubai 3 Dario Vargiu Bruno Grizzetti 2:09.7
2009 Lady Alida 3 Karoly Kerekes Wolfgang Figge 2:06.7
2010 Tech Exceed 3 Eduardo Pedroza Andreas Wöhler 2:01.5


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