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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Overtaker By Sib grabs Premier Class honours

    Overtaker By Sib grabs Premier Class honours

    Italian Overtaker By Sib took the honours in the Premier Class race during yesterday’s 25th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack. The day’s schedule consisted of 10 races, all for trotters. Eight were from three championships for French...

  • Swan Des Tesnieres triumphs in Premier race at the racetrack

    The 23rd meeting of the season, made up of ten races all for trotters, was held yesterday afternoon. As expected, the most important race on the card was the one from Premier Class, held over a long distance of 2,640m. Thirteen trotters took part...

  • Favourite Nyquist extends unbeaten run

    Favourite Nyquist extends unbeaten run

    Favourite Nyquist ran a perfect race to extend his unbeaten record winning the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, sparking talk of a second consecutive Triple Crown champion. Nyquist, who had won a record $3.3...

  • Fine wins for Bolide Boy Honey, Overtaker By Sib

    Fine wins for Bolide Boy Honey, Overtaker By Sib

    French trotter Bolide Boy Honey, driven by the promising Jesmar Gafa, won the most important race on the card – the Copper Class San Franġisk Cup final – yesterday. Held over a short distance of 2,140m, this race formed part of the 22nd meeting of...

  • Vejby Boom wins Tazza l-Kbira

    Vejby Boom wins Tazza l-Kbira

    The Tazza l-Kbira final was the main attraction during yesterday’s 20th meeting of the season at the Marsa racetrack. Swedish trotter Vejby Boom won the coveted trophy after topping the 2,640 metres race reserved for class Premier trotters. This...

  • Tazza l-Kbira final on Sunday

    The final of the Tazza l-Kbira, the most prestigious race in the local horse racing calendar, will take place this Sunday at the Marsa Racetrack. This year’s event is being sponsored for the first time by Equality, the Malta Racing Club (MRC) said...

  • Sirocco Kadesh wins final

    Sirocco Kadesh wins final

    Sirocco Kadesh, a French 10-year-old trotter under the guidance of Noel Baldacchino, won the major event on the card yesterday – the Krafft Championship final for Silver Class. This final, on a short distance of 2,140m, formed part of the 19th...

  • Qui Sait and Quefi Des Caillons win Tazza l-Kbira semi-finals

    The two Tazza l-Kbira Championship semi-finals for class Premier trotters were the main attraction in yesterday’s 17th meeting of the season. Qui Sait and Quefi Des Caillons were the winners in these two major races that were held on a long...

  • Rule The World is Aintree hero

    Rule The World is Aintree hero

    Rule The World showed its battling qualities when ploughing through the rain-softened conditions to land the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree, yesterday. Steadily working its way through the field, the 33-1 shot was sitting a close third as The...

  • Baldacchino makes it a treble of wins

    Baldacchino makes it a treble of wins

    The most important events in yesterday’s 16th meeting of the year were four semi-final races from the Krafft Championship for Silver Class trotters on a short distance of 2,140 metres. The programme consisted of 11 races, including one for flat...

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