Tamburino del Palio di Siena                                     Il Palio di Siena                                    

The well known Palio horse race has taken place every year since 1644 on July 2 and August 16

On this web page, authorized by the Consorzio per la Tutela del Palio di Siena, there are many statistics and interesting news items regarding the Palio, which are updated periodically.
Among those who have collaborated, we wish to thank: Alessandro Ferrini, Giacomo Calossi, Fabrizio Gabrielli and Graziella Battigalli, the artist who has permitted us to reproduce one of her paintings.
The following chapters are written in Italian, however, the statistics are easy enough to understand even for those who do not know Italian.

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    The history of the Palio of Siena
    A little background
    Time schedules (in English)
    Useful information on how to get to Siena

    Winning contradas since 1644
    Victories, contrada by contrada
    Total Palios won by each contrada
    Summary sheets of participants, Palio by Palio
    from 1900 to the present
    Contradas that have run in the Palio since the XVII Century
    Non-traditional Palios and special Palios
    Total number of Palios run by each contrada
    Number of years that a contrada has not won
    Number of Palios lost after last victory
    Various curiosities
    Participating contradas which were unable to participate on the day of the race since 1900
    Winners from among the contradas that were extracted
    Riderless contrada winners
    Days of the week on which the Palio's were won
    Last victory for July, August and special Palios
    16 double victories in July and August of the same year, by year
    Winning contradas in July and August, by year
    Who ran when... and won
    The same 10 contradas that ran together in different races
    Who came in second
    The rivalries

    Frequency of position at starting line since 1900
    Last time in each of the ten starting positions
    Starting line-up
    The starter's names

    Captains of the winning contradas
    Names of Captains since 1945
    Heads of contradas since 1894
    Contrada Officiers from 1693 to 1939
    2008's Contrada Officiers
    Women participants in the Palio

    Winning jockeys
    Jockeys' personal information and sometimes their photo
    Dates of birth of over 300 jockeys
    Other statistics about jockeys
    Court cases and curiousities regarding jokeys
    Jockeys' falls
    Those who were only in the trials from 1888
    Jockeys' double victories in July and August of the same year, by year
    Jockeys that have raced since 2000
    The first contrada for which a jockey rode
    Families with more than one Palio's jockey

    horses from 1900 until the present
    Winning horses in the 1900's
    Horses photo
    Horses that ran for the first time and won, since 1900
    Horses' double victories in July and August of the same year, by year
    Horses to same contrada more than once
    Owners of winning horses
    Race circuit times since 1950

    Several news articles of the races from the 1600's
    Painters of Palio banners since 1900
    The Palio banners conserved in the contradas' museums
    Winners of the "Masgalani" prize
    Books about the Palio
    Special additional books produced by the winning contradas
    Anedoctes and contrada members stories
    Sonnets from 19th Century
    Contrada hymns
    Postcards of contrada Pages
    Miscellaneous

    Links of contradas and Sienese web sites
    Simulation game of the Palio
    Access to web pages in Italian