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Horse Racing

  • Okilaibo ends year on top note

    Okilaibo ends year on top note

    Eleven-year-old French trotter Okilaibo won yesterday’s top event, the VOB Grand Final for Premier Class trotters, on a long distance of 2,640 metres. This final formed part of the 53rd and last meeting of the year, made up of nine races all for...

  • Kimberley Downs dashes to clear victory in cup final

    Kimberley Downs dashes to clear victory in cup final

    The 2013 Equestrian Festival was held at the Marsa racetrack, yesterday. The event consisted of various activities including pony races, polo tournament, show jumping, six finals for trotters and a final for flat horses. In flat racing, Kimberley...

  • French delight for Ohime Mag

    French delight for Ohime Mag

    Driven by one of its owners, Ronald Cassar, 11-year-old trotter Ohime Mag won yesterday’s major event, the Prix De Vincennes final for French horses in the Premier Class. This final was part of the 51st meeting of the season consisting of 10...

  • Okilaibo cruises to Premier win

    Okilaibo cruises to Premier win

    Okilaibo and Ohime Mag won the two major events on the card yesterday – the Prix De Vincennes semi-finals for Premier Class trotters contested over a long distance of 2,640m. These events formed part of the 48th meeting of the season, consisting...

  • Horse racing meeting called off

    The Malta Racing Club (MRC) were forced to postpone the 48th meeting of the season which was due to be held at the Marsa racetrack yester-day afternoon. MRC officials took the decision to call off the day’s programme as the racetrack was not...

  • Baldacchino wins race in Vincennes

    Malta champion driver Noel Baldacchino won the prestigious Prix de Rencontres Internationales race which was held at the Vincennes racetrack in Paris, yesterday. The race, which attracts some of the top drivers in circulation, is held annually.

  • 12 horses book place in President’s Cup final

    12 horses book place in President’s Cup final

    The highlights of yesterday’s meeting, the 46th of the season, were three heats from the President’s Cup for Premier Class trotters on a long distance of 2,640m. From these heats, 12 horses qualified for the final stage. There was a close tussle...

  • Gold Class heats steal limelight

    Gold Class heats steal limelight

    The Malta Racing Club yesterday hosted the 45th meeting of the season which consisted of 11 heats from three different cham-pionships. The most-awaited races on the card were from the Prix D’Enghien Championship, open for Gold Class trotters, held...

  • Kimberley Downs wins cup final

    Kimberley Downs wins cup final

    Kimberley Downs, mounted by Michael Sultana, won yesterday’s major event at Marsa, the Johnnie Walker Cup final for flat horses on a long distance of 2,250m. The final was included in the 43rd meeting of the season that was made up of ten...

  • Johnnie Walker Cup back on MRC agenda

    This Sunday, thoroughbred horses will take centre-stage at the Marsa Racetrack as they will be vying for the prestigious Johnnie Walker Cup in a flat race over the long distance of 2,250m. Details about Sunday’s race were given by Matthew Brincat,...

  • Fiorente wins Melbourne Cup

    Fiorente wins Melbourne Cup

    Favourite Fiorente prevailed in a furious sprint down the final stretch to win the A$6 million ($5.70 million) Melbourne Cup yesterday and deliver sweet redemption for controversial jockey Damien Oliver. Fiorente, runner-up to Green Moon last...

  • Double success for Farrugia

    The highlights of yesterday’s 42nd meeting of the year, consisting of eight races, were two international races on a short distance of 2,140m. Eleven Maltese drivers challenged five amateur Dutch drivers from the Alkmaar racetrack. All horses...

  • Midnight Passion stealsthe show in Gold final

    Midnight Passion stealsthe show in Gold final

    The 40th meeting of the season, made up of eight all-trotting races, was held in front of a packed house at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday. Five of the events on the card were Condition Race finals from the Cassar Petroleum championships on a short...

  • True Q and Cheeky Jack win main events at the racetrack

    True Q and Cheeky Jack win main events at the racetrack

    True Q and Cheeky Jack were the winners of the two major events at the Marsa racetrack, yesterday. The top events on the card were from the trotting Premier Class and a flat race, both forming part of the 38th meeting of the season. Six horses...

  • Orcas Bac sprints to a new national record

    Orcas Bac sprints to a new national record

    Orcas Bac, driven by Rodney Gatt, won the major event on the card at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday – the Cassar Petroleum Championship final for Premier Class trotters on 2,140m. The final formed part of the third autumn meeting of the season,...

  • Sandrone, Kimberley Downs win major races at Marsa

    Sandrone, Kimberley Downs win major races at Marsa

    Sandrone and Kimberley Downs were the major protagonists in yesterday’s 37th meeting of the season at Marsa after coming out on top in the two major events of the day’s programme which consisted of 10 races. Only four horses took part in the only...

  • Impressive Treve powers home to Arc triumph

    Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek won her first Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe in 34 years yesterday after impressive filly Treve powered clear of a high-class field at Longchamp. Treve had five lengths in hand over favourite Orfevre, finishing second...

  • Cassar Fuels Championship gets under way at Marsa

    The Cassar Fuels Championship, for class Premier trotters, got under way yesterday during the 36th meeting of the season at the Marsa race track. Label Chouan, Orcas Bac and Okiliabo emerged victorious in yesterday’s championships heats which were...

  • Domestic season resumes tomorrow

    Tomorrow evening, the domestic horse racing season will resume with a packed programme consisting of 10 harness races over a distance of 2,140 metres and a flat race over 1,250m. Starting at 6.30pm, the first race is for horses from the Copper...

  • Shakira Trot first in Premier Class final

    Shakira Trot first in Premier Class final

    Swedish mare Shakira Trot won Friday’s major event at the Marsa Racetrack, the Summer Championship final for Premier Class trotters staged over a short distance of 2,140m. This race formed part of the 33rd meeting of the season and was made up of...

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