Who is Topolone
Topolone was a horse with a dark coat, born in 1954. He was the second most victorious horse of the twentieth century. Also famous because he had four different names. Eucalyptus, Ettore, Dragone and finally, in his last years of activity, Topolone. The First Palio ran by Topolone was in 1962 assigned to the Contrada della Torre and was mounted by Leonardo Viti known as Canapino. The first victory arrived in July 1963 in the Contrada Pantera again mounted by Canapino, following July 2, 1965 Aquila. July 2, 1967 was to the Tartuca and mounted by Canapino who was surprised at the starting line and started in last place. With his helmet down the jockey started a mad comeback, Topolone gave it all and the Tartuca won by crowning one of the most resounding comebacks of all time.
Other wins came on September 24, 1967 Giraffe, August 16, 1969 Nicchio, September 21, 1969 Goose, and July 2, 1970 in the Giraffe. No one would have ever bet a penny on that small and nervous horse, presented for the first time on June 29, 1962.
Topolone died in July 1974 and rests in the Canapino stable near his historic companion both in racing and in life, Panezio.