Gianluca Bietolini

He is the son of jockey and trainer Luciano plus the brother of Gabriele, the jockey. Gianluca started his career as a gentleman rider winning more than 100 races. His training career started at the tender age of 17 when he managed 20 horses at the Capannelle Stables. In his prize list there are the Gran Corsa Siepi di Roma (G1) and the Gran Corsa Siepi di Pisa (G3) with Suzhi, the Steeple-Chase delle Capannelle (G3) with Ajvazovsky (2nd in the Gran Steeple di Milano), the Premio del Giubileo (G3) and the Premio Botticelli (LR) with Steaming Kitten, again the Botticelli with Real Solution, the Premio Pisa (LR) with Gordol du Mes, the Premio Campobello (LR) with Flying Zone, the Criterium di Pisa (LR) with Kitten On The Run. Eager to broaden his horizons, in 2013 he installed his first thoroughbreds at Maison Laffitte. Within a short time he had a number of wins under his belt. In 2015 he achieved his French license and the 20 April 2016 he won his first “transalpine” Group with Dicton (Prix de Fontainebleau, G3),  then third in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains and in the Jockey Club, both G1. In 2017, Dicton is third in the Edmond Blanc (G3). In 2018 Stella di Camelot is third in the Premio Regina Elena (G3) en Italy. His wife Lucilla supervises the administrative side of the stables and he has a daughter, Benedetta.