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  • Quartz De Vindecy secures Premier Class honour

    Quartz De Vindecy secures Premier Class honour

    The highlights of yesterday’s 30th meeting at the Marsa Racetrack were five championship finals for French trotters on a short distance of 2,140 metres. The French championships were this year organised by the Malta Racing Club with the financial...

  • Danish and Finnish ladies lead the way

    Danish and Finnish ladies lead the way

    Two international races topped the bill during yesterday’s 29th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack. The 12 trotters in each race were under the charge of female drivers coming from 11 European countries. Malta was represented by Lorraine...

  • Spotlight on ladies at Marsa this Sunday

    Sunday is Ladies’ Day at the Marsa Racetrack and all women will be granted free admission, the Malta Racing Club (MRC) said. On this occasion, the MRC will be hosting two international races for women drivers from 11 European countries, including...

  • 12 trotters qualify for Premier final

    12 trotters qualify for Premier final

    The three most important events at yesterday’s 28th meeting of the season were the semi-finals from the Prix De Vincennes champion-ship, open for French trotters in the Premier Class only. These races were run on a short distance of 2,140m. The...

  • Wins for Reprise Arriba, Hilda Nalan

    Wins for Reprise Arriba, Hilda Nalan

    There were no races from the Premier Class during the 26th meeting of the season, yesterday. The major events on the card were the two races from the Gold category. In the first, the fifth race in the afternoon programme, early leader Fakir...

  • Charging finish earns victory for Exaggerator at Preakness

    Charging finish earns victory for Exaggerator at Preakness

    Exaggerator took advantage of sloppy conditions and a “dream trip” to win the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, ending Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s bid for the Triple Crown. Exaggerator hugged the rail for most of the 1-3/16...

  • Overtaker By Sib grabs Premier Class honours

    Overtaker By Sib grabs Premier Class honours

    Italian Overtaker By Sib took the honours in the Premier Class race during yesterday’s 25th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack. The day’s schedule consisted of 10 races, all for trotters. Eight were from three championships for French...

  • Swan Des Tesnieres triumphs in Premier race at the racetrack

    The 23rd meeting of the season, made up of ten races all for trotters, was held yesterday afternoon. As expected, the most important race on the card was the one from Premier Class, held over a long distance of 2,640m. Thirteen trotters took part...

  • Favourite Nyquist extends unbeaten run

    Favourite Nyquist extends unbeaten run

    Favourite Nyquist ran a perfect race to extend his unbeaten record winning the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, sparking talk of a second consecutive Triple Crown champion. Nyquist, who had won a record $3.3...

  • Fine wins for Bolide Boy Honey, Overtaker By Sib

    Fine wins for Bolide Boy Honey, Overtaker By Sib

    French trotter Bolide Boy Honey, driven by the promising Jesmar Gafa, won the most important race on the card – the Copper Class San Franġisk Cup final – yesterday. Held over a short distance of 2,140m, this race formed part of the 22nd meeting of...

  • Vejby Boom wins Tazza l-Kbira

    Vejby Boom wins Tazza l-Kbira

    The Tazza l-Kbira final was the main attraction during yesterday’s 20th meeting of the season at the Marsa racetrack. Swedish trotter Vejby Boom won the coveted trophy after topping the 2,640 metres race reserved for class Premier trotters. This...

  • Tazza l-Kbira final on Sunday

    The final of the Tazza l-Kbira, the most prestigious race in the local horse racing calendar, will take place this Sunday at the Marsa Racetrack. This year’s event is being sponsored for the first time by Equality, the Malta Racing Club (MRC) said...

  • Sirocco Kadesh wins final

    Sirocco Kadesh wins final

    Sirocco Kadesh, a French 10-year-old trotter under the guidance of Noel Baldacchino, won the major event on the card yesterday – the Krafft Championship final for Silver Class. This final, on a short distance of 2,140m, formed part of the 19th...

  • Qui Sait and Quefi Des Caillons win Tazza l-Kbira semi-finals

    The two Tazza l-Kbira Championship semi-finals for class Premier trotters were the main attraction in yesterday’s 17th meeting of the season. Qui Sait and Quefi Des Caillons were the winners in these two major races that were held on a long...

  • Rule The World is Aintree hero

    Rule The World is Aintree hero

    Rule The World showed its battling qualities when ploughing through the rain-softened conditions to land the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree, yesterday. Steadily working its way through the field, the 33-1 shot was sitting a close third as The...

  • Baldacchino makes it a treble of wins

    Baldacchino makes it a treble of wins

    The most important events in yesterday’s 16th meeting of the year were four semi-final races from the Krafft Championship for Silver Class trotters on a short distance of 2,140 metres. The programme consisted of 11 races, including one for flat...

  • First heats from Tazza l-Kbira at racetrack

    First heats from Tazza l-Kbira at racetrack

    The 14th meeting of the year, held yesterday afternoon, heralded the start of the prestigious Tazza l-Kbira championship for Premier Class trotters only, on a long distance of 2,640m. The Easter programme consisted of eight races, all for trotters...

  • First win of the season for Danish Nico Oland

    First win of the season for Danish Nico Oland

    Yesterday’s 13th meeting of the season was made up of nine races, all for trotters. The most important on the card was the Premier Class race which was held over a short distance of 1,640m. This race was won by Danish horse Nico Oland, driven by...

  • Quefi Des Caillons triumphs in first final of the season

    Quefi Des Caillons triumphs in first final of the season

    French trotter Quefi Des Caillons triumphed in the Assikura Championship final held at the Marsa racetrack yesterday. The Gold Class final was one of the most-awaited races during yesterday’s 11th meeting of the season that consisted of nine...

  • Ourasi Diams tops Premier race

    Ourasi Diams tops Premier race

    Twelve trotters qualified for the final stage of the Assikura Championship for class Bronze which was held on a short distance of 2,140m. The three semi-finals of this competition were organised yesterday at the Marsa Racetrack and formed part of...

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