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SNAI Sesana Racecourse

SNAI Sesana racecourse is located in Montecatini Terme (Pistoia province) and is owned by Snaitech S.p.A., which currently owns two more racecourses in Milan (SNAI La Maura trot and San Siro gallop). Located in an enchanting location at the feet of the Valdinievole hills, it was build at the beginning of 1900s and restored several times. The track is 804.5 meters, large 20 meters (largest point) and 17.30 meters (narrowest point is “torrente Borra” turn). An open stretch, located before the finish line, allows for safely overtaking. Stables offer 468 boxes, saddlery, barns, farriery, indoor ring for practice, vet clinic, seclusion boxes, staff accommodation, canteen, restaurant, bar and car parks. An effective lightening system allows to host races at nigh. The grandstand has 2,000 seats, press room, director’s room. Parterre and edges may host more than 8,000 visitors as well as stands for several events. A playground for little ones is available with multiple games, volleyball and basketball fields. It is open from springtime to end of summer, with several night races scheduled between June and September (ancillary activities are held for the most important races). As one of the most important racecourses in the centre of Italy, SNAI Sesana is deeply-rooted in the urban and cultural context of the thermal city, which keep attracting tourists from around the world. In more than a century history, the racecourse hosted great champions including Tornese, Crevalcore, Wayne Eden, The Last Hurrà, Delfo, Mack Grace Sm and the legendary Varenne. Peak season is in August, especially on 15, where the Gran Prix of Montacatini is held. This is taking place on the Assumption day and has become a public event with rides, events, entertainments and final most awaited fireworks.