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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • First win for Serko Du Louvet

    First win for Serko Du Louvet

    Serko Du Louvet took the major honours during yesterday’s 55th meeting of the season as Andrew Farrugia guided the French trotter to victory in the Premier Class race at the Marsa Racetrack. Twelve horses lined up for the top division race. It was...

  • Uhal Berven, Quiet Du Chene and Uvario win major races

    Uhal Berven, Quiet Du Chene and Uvario win major races

    As expected, the three semi-finals from the Prix de Ile de France championship, open for French trotters in Premier Class, headlined yesterday’s meeting at Marsa. These races were held over a long distance of 2,640m. In the first semi-final, Uhal...

  • Overtaker By Sib storms to an impressive win in Premier Class

    Yesterday’s 52nd meeting of the season was made up of 10 races with the Premier Class event, over a long distance of 2,640 metres, the main attraction on the card. Fourteen horses took part in the top race as Nico Oland (Julian Farrugia) shot into...

  • Digital Motion first in Gold Class final

    Digital Motion first in Gold Class final

    The Johnnie Walker Championship final for Gold Class trotters, on a short distance of 2,140m, was the main event on yesterday’s card. This race formed part of the 48th meeting of the season with a programme made up of eight events – all for...

  • Almandin wins Melbourne Cup

    Almandin wins  Melbourne Cup

    German import Almandin won a thrilling sprint to the line to claim the A$6.2 million (US$4.75 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse yesterday. Roared on by a festive crowd of more than 100,000 people, Almandin emerged at the final turn...

  • Johnnie Walker Cup final on November 6

    The final of the Johnnie Walker Cup, the first major honour at stake after the summer break, will be held on November 6, the Malta Racing Club (MRC) announced. As in previous years, there were five qualification races with 10 trotters progressing...

  • Swedish trotters win Gold Class semi-finals

    Swedish trotters win Gold Class semi-finals

    The two most important events at the racetrack yesterday were the Johnnie Walker Championship semi-finals for Gold Class trotters, held over a short distance of 2,140 metres. These two semi-finals were part of the 45th meeting of the season which...

  • President’s Cup gets underway

    President’s Cup gets underway

    The first races from the President’s Cup championship, open for Premier Class  trotters, were held yesterday during the 42nd meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack. From these four heats, 20 horses qualified for the semi-finals with Noel...

  • Class Gold heats steal limelight

    Class Gold heats steal limelight

    The Johnnie Walker Championship for class Gold trotters got under way during the 42nd meeting of the season which was held at the Marsa Racetrack, yesterday. Six qualifying races were held on a short distance of 2,140 metres with a total of 24...

  • 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...

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