Worldhotel Cristoforo Colombo
is located in the heart of the city, right on Corso Buenos Aires - one of Milan's most frequented shopping streets - and offers 119 recently refurbished guest rooms, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, its exclusive Hado SPA and the renowned L'Uovo di Colombo restaurant.
Despite the disadvantage of being drawn on the wrong side of the course, Cristoforo Colombo
was only a length behind the winner at the line.
Maritime expert Bill Miller's pictorial history presents nearly two hundred rare vintage black and white photos of the interior of the ship and the ship in port, along with its twin the Cristoforo Colombo
and other similar luxury liners.
By contrast Franchetti's Cristoforo Colombo
, written in 1892 for the 400th anniversary and performed in a number of European cities, was selected after a competition was held in which Guissepe Verdi was one of the panel of judges -- Verdi had declined the invitation to compose it himself, busy as he was with Falstaff.
Today's session also has several stallions or prospects on offer, including Cristoforo Colombo
(1,637), Waldpark (1,640), Art Connoisseur (1,642) and Misu Bond (1,643).
Rated 3lb superior to Custom Cut and, arguably, with greater scope for improvement, Sruhan gets the nod, with Aidan O'Brien's CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
, fifth to Dawn Approach in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas last year and rated 108, another potential threat.
The opener sees the return to the track of Cristoforo Colombo
But for the moment all eyes will on the Guineas, where Dawn Approach will face a hodgepodge of rivals led by a characteristic battalion from six-time Guineas winner Aidan O'Brien, who has four possible starters -- Cristoforo Colombo
, George Vancouver, Lines of Battle and Mars.
KINGSBARNS and Cristoforo Colombo
, Aidan O'Brien's two big hopes for the Qipco 2000 Guineas, may have their first runs of the season in the Newmarket Classic.
Then with two furlongs to run Cristoforo Colombo
, a stablemate of the winner, appeared to clip heels with Probably and came down.
can give Aidan O'Brien a record-breaking 12th win in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes this afternoon.
Ones Cristoforo Colombo
looks sure to improve on that and looks an exciting prospect.
Earlier, the Sons of Italy hung a red, white and green wreath on the Cristoforo Colombo
statue in front of Union Station.
Mustameet, who won the race for Kevin Prendergast in 2005 and 2007, is the only dual winner of the event and in his repeat bid Custom Cut, who finished third in the Doncaster Mile on his debut for O'Meara last month, will face six rivals, including fellow Group 3 winner, Sruthan, Wannabe Better, a dual Listed winner over a mile, and the Aidan O'Brien-trained Cristoforo Colombo
With the Irish turf flat season now less than four weeks away, it's significant Aidan O'Brien has two highly-rated entries, Cristoforo Colombo
(108) and Afonso De Souza (107), in the Hotels Unite For Tourism Race at Dundalk on Friday night.