On Saturdays and Sundays in mid-September, the SNAI Sesana Hippodrome hosts a major event that involves all fans of motors and two and four-wheeled vehicles of the past and present. This is the 2nd edition of the “Tuscany Car Collection”, a large exhibition of unique cars and motorcycles, some of which are relics, in a sort of exhibition and market-display where Montecatini Terme and the trotting centre become a meeting point for beauty, design and history.
A Saturday night at the Snai Sesana Hippodrome with a show is always very welcome, and it’s free, with performances from 7 pm by Agility Dog and obedience classes, thanks to the collaboration of the Valdinievole Training Dogs Sports Group, an amateur sports association founded in 1992 by dog lovers. The association is non-profit and its members are the lifeblood of the obedience classes and the achievement by dogs of the licence qualifications (hypo1, hypo2, hypo3) recognised by the Italian National Dog Agency.
Mini basketball, basketball and trotting, a partnership that continues at the Snai Sesana Hippodrome in 2019. This time we are discussing the inter-provincial meeting of basketball clubs for the Mini Basketball categories on Sunday, 12 May. An event that welcomes several fields of play at the Montecatini trotting centre, in order to play the matches of this popular event. The Valdinievole teams and clubs for Basketball and Mini Basketball this year again confirm their willingness to strengthen the relationship with the Snai Sesana Hippodrome, the city of Montecatini and all the municipalities in the area, to such an extent that Thursday, 29 August will be scheduled for another day, still at the Sesana, but this time with the adult categories for the Basketball day, open to all Montecatini Terme companies.
This year too at the Snai Sesana Hippodrome, the races will have a solidarity value. During this day of racing, some funds are reserved to help the population of Amandola hit by the earthquake in 2016. The Championship of Stars and Sesana4Amandola will see figures known to the general public, such as journalists, politicians and singers, on the Sulky carriage. Part of the proceeds from the betting of these races are donated by Snaitech to the mayor of Amandola, so he can make good use of them for the reconstruction of the town. The casting for Miss Montecatini 2019 is scheduled on the same day.
Another great piece of news in this 104th season of the Snai Sesana Hippodrome is the XIII edition of the Terme Grand Fund scheduled for Sunday, 28 April. The Valdinievole trotting centre is as usual ready to welcome the extra-racing activities and this time it does so for a very fascinating sport like Mountain Biking. Organised by the Asd MTB Montecatini, the Terme Grand Fund is valid as the third round of the Tuscan Mountain Bike Tour Circuit “Olympia Gran Prix” which includes six of the most beautiful events in Tuscany.
At the Snai Sesana Hippodrome, Easter and Easter Monday are dedicated to children and families. The cultural association Pinocchio 3000 organises the ‘Bimbo Fantasy’ event, which provides several areas equipped for play and entertainment for all ages in the Montecatini Terme trotting centre. Between inflatables, target shooting, Lego room, the saddle baptism for babies, and much more, the Paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri will also be present, main celebrity of the Luccasenzabarriere Onlus Association, ready to give tips and advice to children and adults who want to try and climb the artificial wall in the middle of the track. Two days of fun and relaxation.
With the usual press conference, the Snai Hippodrome Business Unit presents the 104th trotting season at the Snai Sesana Hippodrome in Montecatini Terme, which opens on Saturday, 20 April with the first day of racing, while the closing date for the season has been set for Thursday, 26 September. The programme includes 32 conferences among which the so-called “classics” stand out: Saturday, 13 July with the 65th edition of the “Terme Companies’ Grand Prize – Vivaldo Baldi Memorial”; Saturday, 10 August with the “Pariglie and Mounted Trot”; 15 August with the 67th edition of the “Montecatini City Grand Prize”; Sunday, 25 August with the 13th edition of the “Nello Bellei Grand Prize” which closes the two-day equestrian meeting scheduled for 24 and 25 August. Night-time conferences are scheduled from Saturday, 22 June to Saturday, 31 August.
The season of events at the SNAI Sesana Hippodrome in Montecatini Terme opens well in advance of the trotting season set for 20 April. Sunday, 20 January is the scene for the edition of the “Montecatini Half Marathon” event, organised by the Montecatini Marathon ASD. 700 athletes and amateurs have signed up to participate in this event to cover three distances depending on their physical training: the Half Marathon (21.1 km), Run4Fun (10 km) and Walk4Wellness (5 km). With this event, the SNAI Sesana Hippodrome is confirmed, once again, as the space and fulcrum for events organised in the Valdinievole district.