La contrada dell'Oca (the neighborhood of the goose) won the race of the Palio di Provenzano 2013 with the horse Guess mounted by jockey Tittia. Guess is owned by a member of the Oca contrada, so this is double reason for joy in the Fontebranda neighborhood.
|Guess - the winning horse of the July Palio 2013|
L'Oca won the July Palio already in 2011, also then under the guidance of jockey Tittia - in real life Giovanni Atzeni. Tittia has won the Siena Palio three times so far, each time with a different horse but always riding for l'Oca.
As predicted by everybody, the race took a long time to get started because of the high number of rival contrade participating in the July 2013 edition of the horse race. In fact, after a false start, the young jockey of il Nicchio (dressed in dark blue for the neighborhood of the shell) did a good job in getting the race started only once horse and jockey of the enemy contrada Valdimontone (yellow and pink for the neighborhood of the ram) had lost their hold on their prime starting position for a moment.
You can watch the race on Sienanews, or an amateur film (with some fist fighting at the end) on Youtube.
|Guess and members of the Oca contrada after the last trial race on the morning of the second of July|