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|
|no race 2008 |
|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.
- galopp-sieger.de – St. Leger Italiano.
- pedigreequery.com – St. Leger Italiano – Milano San Siro.