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St. Leger Italiano

The St. Leger Italiano is a Listed flat horse race in Italy which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at San Siro, Milan, over a distance of 2,800 metres (about 1¾ miles), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late October or early November.

It is the Italian version of the St. Leger Stakes, and it was originally restricted to three-year-olds only. It was formerly held at Turin, and it used to be contested over 2,900 metres. For a period it was classed at Group 3 level, and it used to take place in July. The race was opened to horses aged four or older in 1994, and at the same time it was rescheduled for the autumn.

Winners since 1988






1988 Welsh Guide 3 Vittorio Panici Michael Jarvis 3:09.25
1989 Sierra Star 3 Vittorio Panici Michael Jarvis 3:06.60
1990 Parting Moment 3 Bruce Raymond Ian Balding 3:04.20
1991 Green Senor 3 Michel Planard Emilio Borromeo 3:10.00
1992 Jape 3 Alan Munro Paul Cole 3:11.00
1993 Pay Me Back 3 Sergio Dettori Gianfranco Verricelli 3:15.40
1994 Double Trigger 3 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 3:20.80
1995 Assessor 6 Richard Hughes Richard Hannon 3:21.00
1996 Duke of Flite 3 Giovanni Forte R. Rossini 3:10.60
1997 Belsalazie 4 Frédéric Spanu Jacques Heloury 3:11.60
1998 Rondan 3 Mario Esposito Vittorio Caruso 3:06.00
1999 Noel 4 Massimiliano Tellini Hans Blume 3:14.60
2000 Noel 5 Jorge Horcajada Hans Blume 3:07.60
2001 Noel 6 Massimiliano Tellini Hans Blume 3:11.60
2002 Maktub 3 Mirco Demuro Bruno Grizzetti 3:39.20
2003 Liquido 4 L. Hammer-Hansen Horst Steinmetz 3:16.40
2004 Liquido 5 Edmondo Botti Horst Steinmetz 3:13.00
2005 Backbord 3 Andrasch Starke Andreas Schütz 3:06.70
2006 N'Oubliez Jamais 3 Mirco Demuro Hans Blume 3:10.40
2007 Spanish Hidalgo 3 Mirco Demuro John Dunlop 3:15.60
2008 no race 2008 [1]
2009 Caudillo 6 Henk Grewe Dr. Andreas Bolte 3:01.80

1 The 2008 running was cancelled because of a strike in the Italian horse racing industry.


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