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La Pietra (Masaf), Baroncini (mayor of Montecatini Terme) and Stoppini (Snaitech): “The Snai Sesana racecourse is a virtuous example of Italian horse racing”


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Track redone in 2023, training center reopened after 12 years. L’Snai Sesana racecourse, thanks to the ownership of Snaitech, presents the new season with many new features. The Senator Patrizio Giacomo La Pietra (in the picture), Undersecretary of State Masaf, and the Mayor of Montecatini Terme (EN), Luca Baroncini, spoke at the opening press conference on Saturday 109th trotting season and at the inauguration of the training center in the stables of the centenary Tuscan facility. With them also the director of Snaitech Racetracks Business Unit, Lorenzo Stoppini.

This afternoon’s inauguration of the training center at the Snai Sesana racecourse is excellent news for Tuscan and Italian horse racing – states the Senator Stone. We are working on multiple fronts to modernize, renovate and innovate our racecourses, so as to make them usable all year round and not just during the competitions held there. The training center responds precisely to this need for greater availability of facilities dedicated to horse racing and I am sure that it will represent an element of further enhancement of the Montecatini Terme racecourse. The Sesana – continues Undersecretary Masaf -, is growing in terms of attractiveness and it is no coincidence that this development has allowed the structure to be included in the Palio delle Regioni circuit, a highlight of the new Italian horse racing programming, which will constitute an added value for the entire system“.

Season number 109 is about to begin at the Snai Sesana racecourse. And like every year, it will be a joy for the people of Montecatino to be able to experience the opening evenings of the historic equestrian facility – Declares mayor of Montecatini Terme, Luca Baroncini -. For the people of Montecatino, Sesana is a meeting and entertainment place where you can spend a few hours with friends or family, thanks to the many entertainment options it offers and the refreshment points where you can dine in the company of a truly pleasant atmosphere. From the point of From a sporting point of view, we know that our grand prix, and in particular the Città di Montecatini on 15 August, are an opportunity to see some of the most important athletes on the international scene compete. The Snai Sesana Hippodrome is also a tourist product and as an administration we are proud to support it”. And on the training center, Barons stresses that “the inauguration of the training center is also a personal victory for me: since I took office I have strongly pushed to get it back, in order to make the racecourse live 365 days a year (as it was in its heyday) and develop all related activities, also creating new jobs. And after a lot of work this request became reality. I thank Snaitech who followed me in this battle and made it possible. And this is just the first step. I thank Undersecretary Patrizio La Pietra for recently including our racecourse in the Palio delle Regioni circuit, an initiative promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture to relaunch Italian horse racing with a calendar of 21 Grands Prix in as many racecourses including Sesana. THEThe next step will be to obtain greater contributions for the facility, and greater prizes and racing days“.

The director closes with his statements Lorenzo Stoppini, Snai Racecourse Business Unit: “We start the new season with the great news of the training center open to all professionals and this is very important because it confirms how Snaitech wants to continue investing in the Snai Sesana Racecourse. We are ready to welcome the horses and let them train on our renovated circuit on an ongoing basis. Our facility has represented the city of Montecatini for more than a century but since 2015 we have been committed to offering residents and tourists the opportunity to immerse themselves in an atmosphere of celebration and entertainment whose protagonists are horses and horse riding activities. entertainment – explains Stoppini. Our mission is to consolidate the already existing synergy with the municipal administration and with Masaf so that our historic plant can grow and modernize, but to achieve this objective it is necessary for the institutions to support our efforts. We need to create a racing calendar aimed at maximizing public attendance“.

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