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In Memoriam – Comtesse Ludovica Albertoni

With great sadness the Fegentri has to announce the passing of Vice Honorary President, Comtesse Ludovica Albertoni, who died a few days ago in her hometown Milano / Italy at the age of 83.

From her childhood she was an important part of the Italian racing family. Ludovica started as a rider, won the Amateur Championship in the Years 1963, 1965, 1966 and 1967. She also found her great love among the Amateur Riders in Clemente Papi. The couple has had a major impact in horse racing sports in Italy, even after their active career.

Ludovica Albertoni was President of the AGRI for many years, directed the sport there at the highest level  and was also a very dedicated owner of race horse.

Comtesse Ludovica Albertoni with Trainer Paolo Favero and Rider Raffaele Romano after winning the Grand Prix Merano 2007.

She celebrated her last big success on 30 September 2007 when her horse Halling Joy won the Gran Premio Merano.
Four years later, she retired as an owner. Her famous racing silks, the red dress with the blue and white sleeves, leave the stage on March 3, 2011 after Nobil finished fourth in the Premio Pardubice.

We will honor her memory and offer our sincere, heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Ludovica’s family and friends.
Rest in Peace.

Fegentri 2020 – Covid 19

Dear members, dear friends,
I hope my mail finds you well in those special times.
The Board of Fegentri met yesterday and would like to share its considerations with you.
At this date, most international horse racing calendars remain uncertain with an even lower visibility on amateur specific venues. Moreover, government restrictions particularly affect international travels.
But beyond that, the Board of Fegentri unanimously agreed that it is its responsibility and duty to ensure rider’s safety and health in their numerous travels inherent to our worldwide activity.
For this main reason and to contribute to the common international effort to erase the pandemic, the following decisions were taken :
  •  The suspension of all Fegentri races until the 1st of July 2020.
  •  The adjournment of the General Assembly 2020 to spring 2021, also in France (date to be confirmed).
The Board will reunite again on 4th June 2020 in order to adapt the planning to the evolution of the situation.
I will of course inform you all with the latest developments in the shortest delay.
In the meantime, please note that the Fegentri office will be closed- I am very much looping forward to resume our exchanges in the near future.
With kind regards,

US Girls top at home

The America Tour of the  Longines Fegentri World Championship for the Lady Rider is over, and at the end of the day it is a great result for the USA team.

After the first race has to be canceled (Laurel Park) the Tour travels to Delaware Park and Parx Racing where the Ladies in Stars and Stripes could win both races. Bethany Baumgardner and Eilidh Grant won the races very easily.

Many congratulations!
The full result and new Ranking will follow soon.

Shoreline with Bethany Baumgardner, up winning The Longines Fegentri Championship for Ladies race at Delaware Park on 6/10/19