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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Impressive Prieure

    Prieure won the major event on the card at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday as the 11-year-old trotter prevailed in a Premier Class race held over a short distance of 2,140m. The race formed part of the 23rd meeting of the season and was made up of...

  • California Chrome in Triple Crown hunt

    California Chrome in Triple Crown hunt

    California Chrome (picture) drew away from the field in the stretch and easily won the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on Saturday to remain in the hunt for the elusive Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby champion, ridden by Victor Espinoza, settled in...

  • Spotlight on female drivers at Marsa

    The Malta Racing Club will host an International Championship for female drivers this evening at the racetrack in Marsa. In 2011 and 2012, female drivers took part in international races organised by the club with the backing of sponsors Equality...

  • Pout De Quelaines tops St Francis Cup final

    Pout De Quelaines tops St Francis Cup final

    French eleven-year-old Pout De Quelaines won yesterday’s major event, the St Francis Cup final for class Copper trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. This final formed part of the 21st meeting of the season made up of eleven races all for...

  • Prieure sets record on way to first Premier win

    Prieure sets record on way to first Premier win

    The 20th meeting of the season, made up of nine races, was held yesterday at the Marsa Racetrack. The two most important events were a flat race on a distance of 1,750 metres and a Premier Class trotting race over a mile. These races were won by...

  • California Chrome shines at Kentucky Derby

    California Chrome shines at Kentucky Derby

    California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby in brilliant fashion at a bright and sunny Churchill Downs, adding another fairytale chapter to America’s most famous and revered horse race. Perfectly ridden by Victor Espinoza, the three-year-old...

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