Vitruvio, an Italian-bred 5-year old trotter, was an easy winner of the prestigious Oslo Grand Prix Sunday afternoon (June 9) at Bjerke, Oslo, with driver Jorma Kontio in the bike.
Vitruvio came from behind and won the 1-5-16 mile event by a length in 1.55.1f (mile rate) followed by the French mare, Bahia Quesnot with Junior Guelpa. The Danish-bred Valokaja Hindø with Christophe Martens was third.
Vitruvio is trained by the successful Italian Alessandro Gocciadoro. Gocciadoro was banned from driving this weekend and therefore, Jorma Kontio, the most successful driver in Scandinavia, drove the 5-year old trotter, who is sired by Adrian Chip.
Vitruvio, received $175,000 for the victory and is the 12th foal out of the Italian mare, Tigre Om. Her dam Noccalula Am is sired by Super Bowl and out of Nerissa Lobell. She is by Speedy Crown – Noccalula – a classic American pedigree.