CAPANNELLE RACECOURSE  
Situated in the Italian capital Rome, the Capannelle racecourse first opened its gates in 1881. It was rebuilt in 1926 and hosts a number of the most important races in the Italian racing calendar, including the Derby and the Premio Roma.
  In May the Premio Presidente della Repubblica, a Group 1 event for 4 year olds or more, takes place over 2400 metres. It was won most recently in 2009 by Selmis when ridden by Mirco Demuro.

In October the Premio Lydia Tesio is also a Group 1 event for 3 year old fillies over 2000 metres. However, this race has not been run since 2008 when Estejo was victorious when ridden by Daniele Porcu.

 
The Group 2 Italiano Derby is for 3 year olds and run over 2200 metres each May. It was first contested in 1884 but the latest 2009 victor was Mastery ridden by Frankie Dettorri and trained by Saeed Bin Suroor.
  The Premio Ribot in November is also at Group 2 level and is for 3 year olds over 1600 metres.  
If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email johnslusar@fsmail.net