Marco has made great strides in the last few years with International Group and Grade 1 victories with Euro Charline, Excelebration, Tac De Boistron, Joshua Tree and Gitano Hernando. These major wins have been backed up by a strong supporting cast which includes G2 Mill Reef Stakes winner Moohaajim, Group 2 stakes winner Al Thakhira, American St Leger 2012 and G2 Dubai City of Gold winner Jakkalberry, American St Leger 2013 winner Dandino plus the consistent Group performer Planteur, who was third in the 2013 and 2012 Dubai World Cup. Excelebration also gave Marco his first Classic victory when winning the German 2,000 Guineas in 2011.
He has trained at Prestige Place in Newmarket since 2013. This is a purpose built modern facility and has everything you want to train a racehorse in the 21st Century. Marco was bred to succeed in racing. His father Alduino has been Champion trainer in Italy for more than 30 years, while Marco’s brother Stefano is also a leading trainer in Italy. In addition to learning at home with his family, Marco also spent time working for leading trainers Luca Cumani, Ed Dunlop and Saeed Bin Suroor before embarking on his own training career. Marco’s wife Lucie is a former jockey and a key member of the team, who accompanies many of the stables international runners on their travels.