Gran Criterium

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Gran Criterium
Group 2 race
LocationSan Siro Racecourse
Milan, Italy
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Website San Siro
Race information
Distance1,500 metres (1 mile)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationTwo-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight56 kg
Allowances
1½ kg for fillies
Purse€275,000 (2016)
1st: €80,750

The Gran Criterium is a Group 2 flat horse race in Italy open to two-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Milan over a distance of 1,500 metres (about 1 mile), and it is scheduled to take place each year in October.

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The event held Group 2 status for a period in the 1970s. It was subsequently promoted, and was Italy's only Group 1 race for juvenile horses. It was downgraded back to Group 2 from 2014. [1]

Records

Leading jockey since 1970 (6 wins):


Leading trainer since 1980 (4 wins):


Leading owner since 1980 (3 wins):

Winners since 1980

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1980 Glint of Gold John Matthias Ian Balding Paul Mellon 1:44.00
1981GreaseAntonio di NardoGaetano BenettiAntonio Boesso1:44.80
1982Anguillo Gianfranco Dettori Alduino BottiScuderia Cieffedi1:43.40
1983Northern Tempest Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:38.20
1984Will DancerSergio FanceraAlduino BottiScuderia Siba1:40.80
1985Tanque Verde Steve Cauthen Frank TurnerScuderia Beta1:40.70
1986Sanam Willie Carson John Dunlop Prince A. A. Faisal1:39.90
1987TibulloMarco PaganiniG. MaggiScuderia Cieffedi1:47.10
1988 Sikeston Gianfranco Dettori John Dunlop Allevamento White Star 1:44.20
1989Candy GlenGuy GuignardChris Wall Antonio Balzarini 1:39.10
1990Steamer DuckGuy Guignard Criquette Head Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:47.70
1991Alhijaz Lester Piggott John Dunlop Prince A. A. Faisal1:42.40
1992PelderSantiago SotoLuciano d'AuriaLady M Stable1:47.60
1993Torrismondo Richard Quinn Paul Cole 9th Viscount Portman 1:50.70
1994Golden GlenstalMario EspositoGiuliano FratiniScuderia Golden Horse1:48.00
1995Glory of Dancer Olivier Peslier Fabio BrogiScuderia General Horse1:39.10
1996HelloFernando Jovine John Dunlop Philip Wroughton 1:44.60
1997Lend a Hand Jason Weaver Mark Johnston Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:37.20
1998Noble PearlStephen DaviesWilfried KujathStall Haferkasten1:43.30
1999Night StyleGary Carter Ed Dunlop Mohammed Jaber1:37.30
2000Count DuboisBasil Marcus William Haggas Wentworth Racing Ltd1:44.70
2001Sholokhov Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor 1:45.80
2002 Spartacus Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:44.50
2003Pearl of Love Darryll Holland Mark Johnston Mick Doyle1:40.10
2004KönigstigerFilip Minarik Peter Schiergen Gestüt Schlenderhan1:42.30
2005LateralWilliam Mongil Peter Schiergen Gestüt Fährhof1:42.70
2006Kirklees Frankie Dettori Mark Johnston Sheikh Mohammed 1:39.90
2007 Scintillo Ryan Moore Richard Hannon Sr. White Beech Farm1:38.20
2008no race [a]
2009Hearts of Fire Olivier Peslier Pat Eddery Pat Eddery Racing 1:38.90
2010BiondettiAhmed Ajtebi Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 1:41.50
2011Nayarra Martin Dwyer Mick Channon Prince A. A. Faisal1:35.70
2012Law Enforcement Stéphane Pasquier Richard Hannon Sr. M. S. Al Shahi1:37.10
2013Priore Philip Umberto Rispoli Stefano BottiScuderia Ste Ma1:36.60
2014Hero LookFabio BrancaStefano BottiScuderia Effevi1:38.40
2015Biz HeartCarlo FiocchiStefano BottiWe Bloodstock Srl1:46.00
2016Skarino GoldMichael CadedduJean-Pierre CarvalhoPhoenix Stable1:33.00
2017Royal YoumzainEduardo PedrozaAndreas WöhlerJaber Abdullah1:34.00
2018Mission BoyCarlo FiocchiAlduino BottiScuderia Blueberry SRL1:33.90
2019RubaiyatClement LecoeuvreHenk GreweDarius Racing1:36.40
2020Vis A VisFabio BrancaAlduino BottiStefano Botti1:37.50

a The 2008 running was cancelled because of a strike.

Earlier winners

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References

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