Rome - Derby Italiano

No cavaliere stands as proud as equestrian Marcus Aurelius on Michelangelo’s Campidoglio – except the winner of the Italian Derby greeting cheering crowds at the Capanelle track. The weekend races are restricted to Italian-born steeds. Foreign jockeys and millionaires are always welcome, however. A purse of EUR 550,000 waits at the end of 1 ½ miles.