Owner of racehorse Falbrav, Luciano Salice, passes away at 88

Owner of racehorse Falbrav, Luciano Salice, passes away at 88

The late owner was a significant figure in the world of horseracing, dedicating both his time and passion to the sport. He participated as a rider in amateur races before transitioning into horse ownership, under the banner of Scuderia Rencati. Several of his horses achieved notable success in prominent races, including Sunstrach, Stubass, Stanott, Fisich, and Folega. However, his most renowned horse was Falbrav, who achieved numerous victories under the guidance of different trainers.

Falbrav initially trained in Italy, where he clinched the Group 1 Premio Presidente della Repubblica, Group 1 Premio di Milano, and Grade 1 Japan Cup under the care of Luciano d’Auria. Subsequently, the horse was transferred to Luca Cumani in England and achieved further triumphs, cementing his status as a remarkable racehorse. According to Cumani, the late owner was a passionate and dedicated individual with a profound love for horseracing, and he was actively involved in each race Falbrav participated in. The late owner also played a pivotal role in the career of Marco Botti, encouraging him and his family to move to England for a better career opportunity.

Botti expressed his gratitude for the support and mentorship he received from the late owner, who also had horses trained by Botti and his father. Sesmen, a horse in the late owner’s colors, secured Botti’s first Group win in England, marking a significant moment in his career. Following the owner’s recent passing, the horseracing community fondly remembers his contributions and influence on the sport.

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