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Horse Racing

  • Sos Amor bags first win at Marsa

    Sos Amor  broke its duck at the Marsa racetrack after winning the Premier class race, which highlighted the 15th meeting of the season. Thirteen trotters took part in the class Premier race. It was Pine Rolls (Matthew Farrugia) the fastest horse...

  • Tanguy De Nappes, Careful Victory top semis

    Tanguy De Nappes, Careful Victory top semis

    The two semi-finals of the Tazza l-Kbira championship, reserved for class Premier trotters, headlined yesterday’s 14th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack. In first semi-final, favourite Service Secret (Andrew Farrugia) was the fastest...

  • Gold Class races steal the limelight

    With no Premier Class races on schedule in yesterday’s 13th meeting of the season, it was the turn of the class gold trotters to steal the limelight at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday. In the first class Gold race, Starfirefinnfemfel (Dylan Gatt)...

  • First heats from Tazza l-Kbira at the racetrack

    First heats from Tazza l-Kbira at the racetrack

    The 12th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday afternoon, heralded the start of the prestigious Tazza l-Kbira Championship for Premier Class trotters. Races were held over a long distance of 2,640 metres. The card included six...

  • Serbia lead in Mediterranean Championship

    The Malta Racing Club hosted the first leg of the 2017 Mediterranean Championship at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday. Malta was represented by Tony Demanuele who was up against Ivan Serik, of Russia, Matteo Di Meo, from Italy, Serbia’s Miodrag...

  • Sirocco De Line wins Bronze final

    Sirocco De Line wins Bronze final

    Eleven-year-old Sirocco De Line won the Assikura Championship final for Bronze Class trotters on a short distance of 2,140m, yesterday. The final was part of the tenth meeting of the season, made up of ten races, all for trotters, which also...

  • Mad Neo tops Gold Class final

    Mad Neo tops Gold Class final

    Swedish trotter Mad Neo, driven by Noel Baldacchino, won the Assikura Championship final at the racetrack yesterday. The class gold final was the major event in yesterday’s eighth meeting of the season which also included a class Premier race...

  • Service Secret steals limelight

    Service Secret steals limelight

    The class Premier race and the three Assikura Championship semi-finals, for class Bronze trotters, headlined yesterday’s seventh meeting of the season at the Marsa racetrack. Fifteen trotters took part in the class Premier race. Three horses...

  • First Premier class win for Tonio Du Vivier

    Charles Camilleri steered Tonio Du Vivier to its first win in the class Premier during the sixth meeting of the season which also featured the two semi-finals from the Assikura Championship for class Gold trotters. Camilleri finished as the day’s...

  • Sports round-up

    Tennis: American Sam Querrey (picture) claimed the biggest title of his career with an emphatic 6-3 7-6(3) upset victory over second seed Rafa Nadal in the final of the Mexican Open yesterday. The unseeded world number 40 belied his ranking to...

  • Service Secret leads all the way

    Service Secret leads all the way

    The Assikura Championship for Bronze Class trotters resumed yesterday afternoon with four heats staged on a short distance of 2,140m. These championship races were all included in the card of the fifth meeting of the season. In all, there were...

  • Power To Be first home in Premier class race at Marsa

    The third meeting of the season, consisting of nine races all for trotters, was held yesterday. Seven of the races heralded the start of the first championship this year – the Assikura Championship for Gold Class on a short distance of 2,140m. The...

  • September and Nico Oland steal the limelight at Marsa

    September and Nico Oland won yesterday’s major events at the Marsa Racetrack, two top races reserved for Premier Class trotters only and held over a short distance of 2,140 metres. Thirteen trotters, three of which were newcomers, lined up for the...

  • First titles of the year for Quipson and Overtaker By Sib

    First titles of the year for Quipson and Overtaker By Sib

    Yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack heralded the start of the new 2017 season with the first programme of races – ten in all – reserved for trotters. The two most important races were handicap finals from the MRC Champion Trotter, open for...

  • Record time for Amerique winner Bold Eagle

    French favourite Bold Eagle, under the guidance of Franck Nivard, won the Prix d’Amerique, in Paris, yesterday. The race was 2,700m long and held in front of over 40,000 spectators. Eighteen trotters lined up on the starting line. Bold Eagle shot...

  • Memorable day for Degiorgio at Vincennes

    Memorable day for Degiorgio at Vincennes

    2016 ended on a memorable note for Maltese professional driver and trainer Charles Degiorgio after chalking up a prestigious victory during a meeting at Vincennes Racetrack in Paris last week. The Maltese driver, based at Cagnes Sur Mer racetrack...

  • Marathon meeting at Marsa

    Marathon meeting at Marsa

    The first edition of the Twanny Bugeja Memorial Festival was held at the Marsa Racetrack, yesterday. This annual Boxing Day marathon series was really looked forward to by all horse racing enthusiasts as during the programme owners had an...

  • Twanny Bugeja Memorial at Marsa

    Organisers of the Twanny Bugeja Equestrian Festival are expecting a bumper crowd at the Marsa Racetrack on Boxing Day. Edwin Borg, Malta Racing Club chairman, said the Yuletide racing programme has always been one which is much looked forward to...

  • Quartz De Vindecy wins top final

    Quartz De Vindecy wins top final

    Driven by Carmelo Farrugia, Quartz De Vindecy won yesterday’s major event at the Marsa Racetrack. This was the Prix De Ile De France final for French trotters from the Premier Class on a long distance of 2,640 metres. Eleven horses lined up for...

  • Eleventh win at racetrack for Overtaker By Sib

    Eleventh win at racetrack for Overtaker By Sib

    As expected, the Premier Class race was the major event during yesterday’s 56th meeting of the season at Marsa Racetrack. The race was won by the most consistent horse this year – Italian Overtaker By Sib under the guidance of Marco Refalo. All...

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