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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Kimberley Downs on top

    Kimberley Downs and Zandina Boshoeve won the major races at the Marsa racetrack yesterday. The only flat race on the card was contested between six horses. Irish mare Enthrall (Demis Zammit) was first out of the blocks, opening a length’s lead...

  • Cloria Victis wins Tazza l-Kbira

    Cloria Victis wins Tazza l-Kbira

    The final of the prestigious Tazza l-Kbira competition was the main attraction of yesterday’s prog-ramme at the Marsa Racetrack. Cloria Victis, driven by Charles Degiorgio, claimed victory in the final which formed part of the 18th meeting of the...

  • Pearl Storm, Zalgado Transs R prevail in main Easter events

    Pearl Storm, Zalgado Transs R prevail in main Easter events

    The 17th meeting of the year, consisting of eight races, was held yesterday afternoon, Easter Sunday, at the Marsa Racetrack. Certainly, the most important races were those for Premier Class trotters on a long distance of 2,640m and a flat race on...

  • Tazza l-Kbira SFs steal limelight

    Tazza l-Kbira SFs steal limelight

    The three semi-final races from the Tazza l-Kbira were the main attraction of yesterday afternoon’s 5th Spring meeting at the Marsa racetrack. The card included nine races, all for trotters, and held on a long distance of 2,640m. There were 12...

  • Zizazimoko wins tight race

    Zizazimoko wins tight race

    The highlight of yesterday’s programme at the Marsa Racetrack was the Ray Auto Dealer Challenge Cup final for Silver Class trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. This race formed part of the 14th meeting of the season, made up of nine races all...

  • Pineau proves perfect

    Pineau proves perfect

    Pineau De Re (right) claimed Grand National glory at Aintree for trainer Richard Newland and jockey Leighton Aspell. The 11-year-old was a 25-1 shot after finishing third in the Pertemps Final over hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival and moved into...

  • Papy De La Potel wins on debut

    The highlights of yesterday’s programme at Marsa were two heats from the Tazza l-Kbira on a long distance of 2,640m. France’s Papy De La Potel cruised to a debut win at the racetrack in the first championship heat. Driven by one of its owners,...

  • Double joy for Cassar in Tazza l-Kbira heats

    Double joy for Cassar in Tazza l-Kbira heats

    Yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack marked the start of the prestigious Tazza l-Kbira competition with three trotting heats on a long distance of 2,640 metres These heats formed part of the second Spring meeting, made up of eight races all...

  • $10m Dubai World Cup today

    $10m Dubai World Cup today

    Ruler Of The World has a chance to make up for a narrow defeat at Ascot late last year, with the four-year-old colt installed as favourite to win today’s $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race. In October, the Aidan...

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