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Horse Racing

  • Veikko Hornline storms to fourth Premier win

    Veikko Hornline storms to fourth Premier win

    Yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack marked the start of the Republic Day Championships for all classes on a long distance of 2,640 metres. The programme consisted of 10 races, all heats from these different championships, the most important...

  • President’s Cup for Pedro Vici

    President’s Cup for Pedro Vici

    The highlight of yesterday’s racing at Marsa was the President’s Cup final for Premier Class trotters which was contested on a short distance of 2,140m. The prestigious event formed part of the 39th meeting of the season that was made up of nine...

  • President’s Cup at the racetrack on Sunday

    President’s Cup at the racetrack on Sunday

    The President’s Cup Final at the Marsa Racetrack is normally staged on Republic Day but this year the Malta Racing Club have decided to bring the event forward to next Sunday. The club said there were various reasons behind the decision but,...

  • Mare Nova Kebell dashes first past the post

    The 37th meeting of the season, made up of ten races, was held at the racetrack yesterday after-noon. Certainly, the two most important events on the card were a trotting Premier Class race, on a long distance of 2,640m, and a flat race over...

  • Protectionist wins, favourite dies

    Protectionist wins, favourite dies

    German raider Protectionist timed his finishing burst to perfection to win the Melbourne Cup yesterday, but the celebrations were muted by the death of favourite Admire Rakti, who collapsed and died in its stall after finishing last. The death of...

  • New Star DK strikes gold

    New Star DK strikes gold

    New Star DK, a nine-year-old trotter, won the Johnnie Walker Championship final for Gold Class, the major event on the card at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday. The race, over a short distance of 2,140 metres, formed part of the 36th meeting of the...

  • Veikko Hornline, Obelix Molgard top Johnny Walker Cup semi-finals

    Veikko Hornline, Obelix Molgard top Johnny Walker Cup semi-finals

    Ten trotters booked their place in the Johnnie Walker Cup final, open for class Gold trotters, during yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack. Veikko Hornline and Obelix Molgard topped the two semi-finals which formed part of the 34th meeting...

  • Premier double for Charles Camilleri

    Premier double for Charles Camilleri

    Charles Camilleri completed a memorable double in the Premier Class yesterday after he steered Made in Hoff and Vanmaker Limburgia to victory in the two races from the top class during the 33rd meeting of the season in Marsa. Twelve horses lined...

  • Interesting races in store as season resumes today

    Interesting races in store as season resumes today

    The local horse racing season resumes this evening after the summer break which lasted longer than usual. A series of competitive races from all classes are in store at the Marsa Racetrack today. The programme also heralds the start of the first...

  • Australian Racing defends safety standards after two deaths

    The head of the Australian Racing Board has defended safety standards at the country’s racecourses after the death of two women jockeys this week. Carly-Mae Pye died from injuries she suffered in a fall at Callaghan Park racecourse in Rockhampton,...

  • Baldacchino in European championship for drivers

    Malta champion driver Noel Baldacchino is in Sweden to represent the country at the European Championship for Professional Drivers which is going to be hosted by the racetracks of Solanget and Umea between today and tomorrow. The best drivers in...

  • Pat De Fontaine triumphs in final

    The VOB Grand Final on Friday evening brought to a close the opening half of the 2014 season at Marsa with races now scheduled to resume in September. As expected, the championship final for Premier Class trotters, held over a short distance of...

  • Prieure first in top final

    Prieure first in top final

    As expected, the Prix De Vincennes final for French Premier Class trotters was the main attraction in yesterday’s 29th meeting of the year at the racetrack. The afternoon card also included four other finals for French horses. The Premier final...

  • SECF finals at Marsa today

    SECF finals at Marsa today

    This afternoon’s racing programme at the Marsa Racetrack is dominated by the championships open to French horses currently racing in Malta and sponsored by the French Trotting Association (SECF). Over the past years, these championships have...

  • California Chrome owner apologises for Belmont rant

    California Chrome owner apologises for Belmont rant

    Steve Coburn, the co-owner of California Chrome, issued an emotional apology for his bitter reaction to his horse’s defeat in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes that cost him his chance for the Triple Crown. Accompanied by his wife Caro-lyn, Coburn fought...

  • Irish mare Gold As Good wins Mediterranean Derby

    Irish mare Gold As Good wins Mediterranean Derby

    Irish four-year-old mare Gold As Good, ridden by Sicilian jockey Giovanni Formica, won the 2014 Mediterranean Derby at the Marsa racetrack yesterday. This prestigious final formed part of the 29th meeting of the season which was made up of nine...

  • Tonalist upsets California Chrome to win Belmont

    Tonalist upsets California Chrome to win Belmont

    California Chrome’s bid to complete US racing’s elusive Triple Crown ended in disappointment when he finished fourth behind Tonalist (no. 11) in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday night. Ridden by Mexican jockey Victor Espinoza, California Chrome...

  • Sette Giugno Cup goes to Zalgado Transs R

    Sette Giugno Cup goes to Zalgado Transs R

    Zalgado Transs R, driven by Nicholas Bonello, won yesterday’s major event at the Marsa Racetrack – the Sette Giugno Championship final for Premier Class trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. The final was part of the 27th meeting of the season,...

  • Prieure and Pronostic De Neige triumph in Premier semi-finals

    Prieure and Pronostic De Neige triumph in Premier semi-finals

    The two semi-finals from the Prix De Vincennes championship, reserved for Premier class trotters, topped the racing card at the Marsa racetrack when the 26th meeting of the season was held yesterday. From the two top-class semi-finals, eight...

  • Yanantin Boko, Cloria Victis grab the limelight

    Yanantin Boko and Cloria Victis stole the limelight in the Sette Giugno Championship semi-finals which formed part of the 24th meeting of the season at the Marsa race track yesterday. In the first class Premier semi-final, Yanantin Boko (Darren...

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