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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • No major withdrawals from National

    All of the major fancies stood their ground at the latest forfeit stage for the Crabbie’s Grand National, with 87 horses remaining in the Aintree spectacular on April 11. Only nine horses were scratched, which included Rajdhani Express and Poole...

  • Quito De Neret wins Gold final

    Quito De Neret wins Gold final

    Quito De Neret, under the charge of Noel Baldacchino, took centre-stage during yesterday’s seventh meeting of the year after winning the Assikura Championship final for Gold Class trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. The programme consisted of...

  • Assikura Brokers Gold Class final on Sunday

    This year’s Assikura Insurance Brokers Ltd harness racing championship for Gold Class trotters has reached a decisive stage with the final scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack. The qualifying heats were held earlier this month...

  • Quartz De Vindecy secures maiden win

    Quartz De Vindecy secures maiden win

    Eleven-year-old Quartz De Vindecy, under the charge of French professional driver Ludovic Peltier, took centre-stage during yesterday’s meeting after winning the Premier Class race. The programme also heralded the start of a new competition, the...

  • Quito De Neret, Prince Gaillard lead way in Gold Class semis

    Quito De Neret, Prince Gaillard lead way in Gold Class semis

    The fifth meeting of the year, consisting of 11 races for trotters, was held yesterday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack. The two most important races were the semi-finals from the Assikura Championship for Gold Class trotters on a short distance...

  • Quillian Joyeux, Quattro D’Arline win Premier races

    Quillian Joyeux, Quattro D’Arline win Premier races

    Quillian Joyeux and Quattro d’Arline took the honours in the two Premier class races held during the fourth Winter meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday. Twelve horses lined up in the first class Premier race. It was Quiet Du...

  • Lage ends barren run in Premier category

    Lage ends barren run in Premier category

    The Assikura Championship got under way during the third winter meeting of the season held at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday. The first five heats from this championship, reserved for Class Gold trotters, were on the short 2,140m distance. The...

  • Pronostic De Neige dashes to victory in the Premier race

    Pronostic De Neige dashes to victory in the Premier race

    Driven by Johan Axisa, Pronostic De Neige won yesterday’s major event on the card at the Marsa Racetrack, the Premier Class race over 2,140 metres. This race formed part of the second winter meeting with the programme including six races, all for...

  • Up And Quick steals limelight in Paris

    The 94th Gran Prix d’Amerique was held yesterday at the Vincennes Racetrack in Paris. As in previous years, 18 horses lined up for the race, considered by many as one of the major events on the international trotting calendar. Up And Quick won the...

  • Ellul to fly Maltese flag at Amateurs Euro Cup

    Ellul to fly Maltese flag at Amateurs Euro Cup

    The European Cup for Amateurs, commonly known as the Prix de Saint-Claude, will take place this Saturday at the Vincennes Racetrack in Paris. Since last year, the French Trotting Association has taken it upon itself to invite drivers from...

  • P.A. Surprise stuns field to take Premier victory

    P.A. Surprise stuns field to take Premier victory

    The 2015 horse racing season got underway yesterday at the Marsa Racetrack. The programme featured eight races, all for trotters on a short distance of 2,140 metres. Swedish P.A. Surprise, under the guidance of owner Lorraine Cunningham, won the...

  • Focus on 2014 award winners as new season starts on Sunday

    Focus on 2014 award winners as new season starts on Sunday

    The 2015 horse racing season sets off on Sunday with an eight-race progamme for trotters at the Marsa Racetrack. All races in programme, starting at 1.30pm, will be over a distance of 2,140 metres. During the meeting, the Malta Racing Club (MRC)...

  • Palazio Valterne and Quillian Joyeux steal limelight in last meet of the year

    Palazio Valterne and Quillian Joyeux steal limelight in last meet of the year

    The last meeting of the year at the Marsa Racetrack, the 48th in all, was held yesterday afternoon. It consisted of 10 races, all for trotters. As expected, the VOB final for Premier Class trotters, staged over a long distance of 2,640 metres, was...

  • B.W.L. Champion wins major final

    B.W.L. Champion wins major final

    The 2014 Equestrian Festival was held at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday. This year this festival included a show jumping activity, a dressage demonstration, a polo game and a number of pony races. It was organised in collaboration with the Malta...

  • Okilaibo triumphs in Premier final

    Okilaibo triumphs in Premier final

    Okilaibo won yesterday’s top event at the racetrack, the Prix De Vincennes final for Premier trotters over a long distance of 2,640m. The final formed part of the 46th meeting of the year, made up of nine trotting races. Five of the races were...

  • Vejby Boom on top

    Vejby Boom on top

    The highlight of yesterday’s programme at the Marsa Racetrack was the Republic Day Championship final for Premier Class trotters on a long distance of 2,640 metres. This final, won by Vejby Boom, formed part of the 45th meeting of the season, made...

  • Pactole De L’Iton awarded win in Premier race

    Pactole De L’Iton awarded win in Premier race

    Pactole De L’Iton won the major event on the card at the racetrack yesterday – the Equestrian Festival Championships qualifying heat for Premier Class trotters. The race, on a mile distance, formed part of the 44th meeting of the season and the...

  • Opal Hall, Mint Kronos steal the limelight

    Opal Hall and Mint Kronos won yesterday’s main events, the two heats from the Equestrian Festival Championships (EFC) over a one-mile distance. From the two Premier Class heats, six horses qualified for the final stage. Ten trotters participated...

  • Palazio Valterne, Pedro Vici and Oltedo De Rieux top semi-finals

    Palazio Valterne, Pedro Vici and Oltedo De Rieux top semi-finals

    The three Prix De Vincennes semi-finals for French trotters coming from class Premier were the main attraction in yesterday’s 42nd meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack. Palazio Valterne, Pedro Vici and Oltedo De Rieux topped these races to...

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