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Count Francesco Baracca (9 May 1888 – 19 June 1918) was Italy’s top fighter ace of World War I. He was credited with 34 aerial victories.
Baracca’s mother presented his prancing stallion emblem, the Cavallino Rampante, to Enzo Ferrari. The prancing horse has been the official symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team since 1929, and of Ferrari automobiles since they began manufacture

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Count Francesco Baracca (9 May 1888 – 19 June 1918) was Italy’s top fighter ace of World War I. He was credited with 34 aerial victories.

Baracca’s mother presented his prancing stallion emblem, the Cavallino Rampante, to Enzo Ferrari. The prancing horse has been the official symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team since 1929, and of Ferrari automobiles since they began manufacture