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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • 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...

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