Snaitech Racetracks

Horse races and multifunctional entertainment spaces

Horse racing facilities as social areas

Snaitech's growth strategy aims to transform horse racing facilities into socializing areas that are capable of offering a vast range of services, even related to entertainment, and which allow these facilities to be used even on non-racing days.

Horse racing properties

Snaitech is the owner of two Italian racecourses: the Snai San Siro Racecourse in Milan, with areas including the training tracks and horse accommodation facilities, and the Snai Sesana Racecourse in Montecatini Terme.

The Group also retains significant shareholdings in the gallop horse racing tracks of Pisa San Rossore and Roma Capannelle.

Snai San Siro Racecourse

The Snai San Siro Racecourse was opened in 1920 and has been one of the most prestigious horseracing venues at international level for more than a century. As of 11 July 2024, in addition to the gallop track, the steeplechase track and the quadrangular show-jumping competition field, it will also house the new trotting track equipped with lighting and a completely restored reserved grandstand. The galloping tracks are considered among the most selective in the world, and thanks to the different tracks (four for flat racing, one for steeplechase, one for steeplechase and one for cross-country) it is possible to hold races over different distances, from 1,000 to 3,000 metres for flat racing, up to 5,000 metres for show jumping. The show jumping competition course was built for the two editions of the 'Milano Jumping Cup' (2021 and 2022) and the 'FEI Jumping European Championship' in Milan in 2023. The trotting track, on the other hand, is the latest circuit to be created inside the facility in Piazzale dello Sport and ready to host the racing days in the second part of the 2024 season, starting on 11 July, the opening night. With three different equestrian disciplines inside, the Snai San Siro Racecourse confirms itself as one of the few equestrian venues able to offer the passionate public moments of high sporting level with horses at the centre and, at the same time, to welcome the citizens of Milan and its province, as well as tourists, in an environment where history, architecture, art and nature are all one.

Snai Sesana Racecourse

This facility - subject to restructuring and upgrading operations pertaining to its hosting and functional capacities, including improvements of the tracks – guarantees maximum technical and qualitative standards for both horses, drivers, trainers, owners and the public.

The Snai Sesana Racecourse for harness racing in Montecatini Terme is one of the main venues in central Italy, deeply rooted in the urban and cultural context of the spa town as well as the entire Val di Nievole area straddling the provinces of Pistoia, Pisa and Lucca. The racing season runs from April to October, and from the end of June to the beginning of September, races are run at night. The focal point of the season falls each year on 15 August, with the Gran Premio Città di Montecatini, a Group 1 race. It is also known as the 'Gran Premio di Ferragosto', which is a real celebration for everyone. In fact, every year thousands of people attend the spectacular formula that includes two qualifying heats and a final. The evening is closed with the spectacular fireworks at the Sesana.

Thanks to significant synergies implemented with the Municipality of Montecatini, the racing season is particularly rich in appointments, both in terms of horse races and events hosted within the racecourse, always accompanied by a large public turnout. In 2016, the Snai Sesana Racecourse celebrated the centenary of its history. Once again, the aim is to make the racecourse a place that can accommodate a varied public, including children. In fact, the racecourse has a playground reserved for young guests, with a merry-go-round, slide, car track and other games. On the occasion of the Grand Prix there are other initiatives for both children and adults.