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Horse Racing

  • Marsa racetrack project in pipeline

    Marsa racetrack project in pipeline

    Expressions of interest are open for entities, local and international, over a new project to upgrade the facilities at the racetrack in Marsa as well as to maximise the venue’s financial potential. Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Chris Agius...

  • Sultana rides Timolin to Med. Derby triumph

    Sultana rides Timolin to Med. Derby triumph

    The 2015 Mediterranean Derby race for flat horses was held in front of an enthusiastic crowd during the 29th meeting of the season on Friday evening. The prestigious race, held over a long distance of 1,750 metres, was won by German horse Timolin,...

  • Zwack, Quiet Du Chene win Premier Class races

    Zwack and Quiet Du Chene won the major events at the Marsa Racetrack, yesterday. The races were the Prix De Vincennes final for French trotters only and the Sette Giugno Champion-ship final for horses imported from other countries. Both finals,...

  • American Pharoah’s feat

    American Pharoah’s feat

    American Pharoah entered the pantheon of US thoroughbred racing’s all-time greats by winning the Belmont Stakes wire-to-wire on Saturday to become the first horse to capture the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ in nearly four decades. In winning a seventh...

  • Timolin dashes to victory

    Timolin dashes to victory

    The 27th meeting of the season was made up of nine races, yesterday. With no Premier Class trotting events on the card, the most attractive were a flat race on a long distance of 1,750m and two Gold Class races on a long distance of 2,640m. Six...

  • Premier semi-finals steal the limelight

    Premier semi-finals steal the limelight

    The 25th meeting of the season, held yesterday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack, heralded the start of two other championships for Premier Class trotters. These were the Prix De Vincennes for French trotters and the Sette Giugno Championship, open...

  • Saphir Barbes seals first victory at Marsa

    Saphir Barbes seals first victory at Marsa

    The 24th meeting of the season, held yesterday at the racetrack, comprised 10 all-trotting races, six of which were heats from two championships reserved for French horses – the Silver Class Prix De Cabourg and the Prix De Cagnes Sur Mer for...

  • Pharoah in Triple Crown hunt

    Pharoah in Triple Crown hunt

    The hunt for the elusive Triple Crown is on again. Despite a torrential downpour, favourite American Pharoah (picture) comfortably won the 140th Preakness Stakes last weekend to become the third horse in the past four years to leave Pimlico with a...

  • Nico Oland, Quesito d’Or on top

    Nico Oland, Quesito d’Or on top

    The 22nd meeting of the season, held yesterday afternoon at the Marsa Racetrack, heralded the start of the Prix d’Enghien Championship with four heats for French trotters registered in the Gold Class. These heats were held on a short distance of...

  • Pearl Storm goes flat out

    Pearl Storm and Wee Catch Diamond won yesterday’s major events, a flat race on a short distance of 1,250 metres and a Premier Class race on a mile distance, respectively. These races formed part of the 21st meeting of the season, made up of nine...

  • American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

    American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

    American Pharoah (left), using a sweeping move from the outside, won a thrilling duel with Firing Line to claim the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. For jockey Victor Espinoza, it was his third Kentucky Derby triumph and...

  • Voila Dry makes it three on the trot

    The St Francis Cup Championship final for Copper Class trotters was the major event on the card yesterday at the racetrack. The race was held over a short distance of 2,140m and was won by French Voila Dry under the guidance of Ivan Bilocca. The...

  • Que Je T’Aime Rush dashes to glory

    Que Je T’Aime Rush dashes to glory

    Que Je T’Aime Rush won yesterday’s major event at the Marsa Racetrack – the Krafft Championship final for Silver Class trotters held over a short distance of 2,140 metres. Eleven horses lined up for the final. Driven by Carl Caruana, Que Je T’Aime...

  • 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,...

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