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Horse Racing

  • Saphir Barbes seals first victory at Marsa

    Saphir Barbes seals first victory at Marsa

    The 24th meeting of the season, held yesterday at the racetrack, comprised 10 all-trotting races, six of which were heats from two championships reserved for French horses – the Silver Class Prix De Cabourg and the Prix De Cagnes Sur Mer for...

  • Pharoah in Triple Crown hunt

    Pharoah in Triple Crown hunt

    The hunt for the elusive Triple Crown is on again. Despite a torrential downpour, favourite American Pharoah (picture) comfortably won the 140th Preakness Stakes last weekend to become the third horse in the past four years to leave Pimlico with a...

  • Nico Oland, Quesito d’Or on top

    Nico Oland, Quesito d’Or on top

    The 22nd meeting of the season, held yesterday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack, heralded the start of the Prix d’Enghien Championship with four heats for French trotters registered in the Gold Class. These heats were held on a short distance of...

  • Pearl Storm goes flat out

    Pearl Storm and Wee Catch Diamond won yesterday’s major events, a flat race on a short distance of 1,250 metres and a Premier Class race on a mile distance, respectively. These races formed part of the 21st meeting of the season, made up of nine...

  • American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

    American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

    American Pharoah (left), using a sweeping move from the outside, won a thrilling duel with Firing Line to claim the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. For jockey Victor Espinoza, it was his third Kentucky Derby triumph and...

  • Voila Dry makes it three on the trot

    The St Francis Cup Championship final for Copper Class trotters was the major event on the card yesterday at the racetrack. The race was held over a short distance of 2,140m and was won by French Voila Dry under the guidance of Ivan Bilocca. The...

  • Que Je T’Aime Rush dashes to glory

    Que Je T’Aime Rush dashes to glory

    Que Je T’Aime Rush won yesterday’s major event at the Marsa Racetrack – the Krafft Championship final for Silver Class trotters held over a short distance of 2,140 metres. Eleven horses lined up for the final. Driven by Carl Caruana, Que Je T’Aime...

  • Qui Sait easy winner in Tazza l-Kbira final

    Qui Sait easy winner in Tazza l-Kbira final

    The Chukkas Tazza l-Kbira championship final topped the card in yesterday’s 18th meeting of the season. This championship was open for Premier Class trotters and the final was held on a long distance of 2,640 metres. Before the start of the race,...

  • First victory for Quiqui Gaillard at Marsa after strong finish

    First victory for Quiqui Gaillard at Marsa after strong finish

    The 16th meeting of the season at Marsa Racetrack, yesterday, was made up of eight races, all for trotters. Certainly, the four most important events on the card were a Premier Class race, on a long distance of 3,140 metres, and three semi-finals...

  • Clouds a silver lining for bookies

    Clouds a silver lining for bookies

    Bookmakers were left toasting Oliver Sherwood and Leighton Aspell after Many Clouds’ victory in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday proved a big result for the layers. The anticipated swell of support for Tony McCoy in his final...

  • Leading hopes stand Grand National ground at Aintree

    Ante-post favourite Shutthefrontdoor is one of 65 horses still in contention for the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday following the confirmation stage. Despite having been off the track since winning at Carlisle in November, Jonjo...

  • Vejby Boom and Quetzal De Brix triumph in semi-finals

    Vejby Boom and Quetzal De Brix triumph in semi-finals

    Twelve horses booked their place in the final of the 2015 Tazza l-Kbira Championship for class Premier trotters. The two semi-final races from these championships formed part of the 15th meeting of the season, which consisted of eight races all...

  • Two semi-finals from Tazza l-Kbira championship at Marsa Racetrack

    This year’s Tazza l-Kbira championship enters its second stage with two semi-finals being run at Marsa this afternoon. The Tazza l-Kbira is the biggest competition in local harness racing and the high level of the participating horses has been...

  • Pronostic De Neige first home in Premier race

    The 14th meeting of the year, made up of eight races, was held at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday afternoon. Seven of the races in programme were reserved for trotters and the major event – open for Premier Class – was won by Pronostic De Neige,...

  • Fourth win for Ripsos De Fa

    Fourth win for Ripsos De Fa

    Ripsos De Fa, driven by Ivan Bilocca, won yesterday’s main event at the Marsa racetrack – a Premier Class race on a short distance of 2,140m. The early leader was Nico Oland (Julian Farrugia) as 16 horses started the Premier Race. However, the...

  • 24 trotters in Tazza l-Kbira semis

    24 trotters in Tazza l-Kbira semis

    The 12th meeting of the year, held yesterday at the Marsa Racetrack, heralded the start of the 2015 edition of the prestigious Tazza l-Kbira competition with six heats reserved for Premier Class trotters on a long distance of 2,640 metres. From...

  • Uranium Des Arkads steals the limelight

    Driven by Kurt Saliba, French trotter Uranium Des Arkads went on to win the Assikura Championship final for Bronze Class trotters at the Marsa Racetrack, yesterday. This final, held on a short distance of 2,140m, formed part of the 11th winter...

  • Third win in succession for Ripsos De Fa

    Ripsos De Fa, Peanut Butter and Ultevis were the top trotters in yesterday’s major events at the Marsa Racetrack. In the first Gold race, early leader Mont Cenis Honey (Noel Baldacchino) ran out of steam 300 metres from the finish line. This...

  • Kimberley Downs tops Ledon Cup

    Kimberley Downs tops Ledon Cup

    Kimberley Downs is the winner of the Ledon Cup after topping the flat race final during yesterday’s ninth meeting of the season at the Marsa racetrack. Six horses were at the starting gates of this final held on the 1,750m distance. Gold As Good,...

  • Derby winners for Ledon Cup at Marsa

    Derby winners for Ledon Cup at Marsa

    The owners of the finest flat horses on the islands will be vying for the Ledon Cup at Marsa on Sunday. The new race, sponsored by Glow Lighting, is sure to become a favourite fixture among racing enthusiasts in the years to come. The mile long...

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