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Horse Racing

  • Newmarket trainer Brittain says horses treated with steroids

    Newmarket trainer Clive Brittain has said some of his horses had been treated with a banned steroid but he does not expect to be charged by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) because they were out of training, The Guardian reported. Brittain...

  • Okilaibo is best of the French

    Okilaibo and Julian Farrugia prevailed in yesterday’s main event, the Prix de Vincennes final for French trotters in the Premier Class. The Prix de Vincennes showpiece was part of the 26th meeting of the season made up of nine races, all for...

  • Palace Malice takes Belmont prize

    Palace Malice followed a perfect script to upstage the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champions on Saturday and win the Belmont Stakes, the final race of the Triple Crown for three-year-old thoroughbreds. Palace Malice, who was 12th in the...

  • Orcas Bac speeds to victory at the racetrack

    Swedish trotter Orcas Bac, driven by Rodney Gatt, won the major event at the Marsa Racetrack on Friday – the Sette Giugno Championship final for Premier Class on a short distance of 2,140m. Nine horses lined up for the title race. It was Argus...

  • Kimberley Downs claims Mediterranean Derby

    Ridden by Michael Sultana, American Kimberley Downs won the Mediterranean Derby Cup final for flat horses on a long distance of 1,750m. This race formed part of the 24th meeting of the season made up of nine races. Rodney Gatt finished as the...

  • Ruler of them all at Epsom Derby

    Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien won his fourth English Derby after Ryan Moore steered Ruler Of The World (left) to victory at Epsom yesterday. The 7-1 chance finished 1-1/2 lengths ahead of Libertarian (14-1) with Galileo Rock (25-1) third. O’Brien...

  • Lage unchallenged on Marsa debut

    As expected, the three heats from the Sette Giugno Championship for Premier Class trotters were the main attraction in yesterday’s 22nd meeting of the season at Marsa. This championship is being held on the short distance of 2,140m. Nine trotters...

  • Okilaibo, Odedjalo prevail in Premier heats

    Okilaibo and Odedjalo won yesterday’s two main events, the Prix de Vincennes heats for French trotters from the Premier category, on a short distance of 2,140m. These heats formed part of the 21st meeting of the season which was comprised 10...

  • Oxbow wins, Orb trails in fourth

    Oxbow, a 15-1 long-shot ridden masterfully by 50-year-old Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, cruised to an easy, wire-to-wire victory in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, denying a Triple Crown bid for Kentucky Derby champion Orb. The D. Wayne...

  • TX Zoogood records first win

    Yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack marked the start of three championships for French trotters with eight heats on a short distance of 2,140m. These championships are held every year thanks to the financial support of the French...

  • Orb tops Kentucky Derby

    Orb, ridden by Joel Rosario and prepared by homebred trainer Shug McGaughey, won the 139th Kentucky Derby at a wet and muddy Churchill Downs on Saturday. After settling near the rear of the field in the sloppy conditions, Orb steadily worked his...

  • Ohime Mag, Mars win top races at Marsa

    Ohime Mag and Mars took the honours in the two class Premier races held during yesterday’s 18th meeting of the season at the Marsa racetrack. Twelve horses lined up in the first class Premier race. It was Normand d’Oger (Clifferty Calleja) the...

  • Simb Mark dashes to victory

    The 17th meeting of the season yesterday was made up of eight races with the Premier Class event, staged on a short distance of 2,140m, being the highlight of the afternoon as Rodney Gatt finished the best driver with three wins. Twelve horses...

  • Third Premier success for Argus Hanover

    American seven-year-old trotter, Argus Hanover, won yesterday’s main event, the Premier Class race, during the 16th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack. French Oviedo Vici (Darren Mizzi) was the fastest horse in the early stages of the...

  • Fire makes it three wins on the trot

    Fire and Kimberley Downs won the two major races at the Marsa racetrack, yesterday. The main events on the card were a Premier Class race for trotters on a long distance of 3,140m and a flat event on 2,250m. Both races formed part of the 15th...

  • Nabab du Chatelet steals limelight

    The highlight of yesterday’s programme at the Marsa Race Track was the Tazza l-Kbira championship final on a long distance of 2,640m. This race, reserved for our best trotters, was won by Nabab du Chatelet under the guidance of Charles...

  • Horse racing washed out

    The unfavourable weather yesterday forced the Malta Racing Club to call off the horse racing programme, due to have been staged at the Marsa Racetrack. The meeting, which comprised the much-awaited final for the prestigious Tazza l-Kbira, has been...

  • Shock national encore for Smith

    Sue Smith became only the third female in history to train the winner of the John Smith’s Grand National as 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore claimed the Aintree spectacular yesterday. Beaten just a head in the Scottish National at Ayr a year ago, the...

  • Favourite Octobre en Fete wins silver final

    The second meeting this spring at the Marsa racetrack, made up of eight races, was held yesterday. The card included four major events – the Chukkas Cup final for flat horses, on 1,750m, and three Condition Race finals for Gold and Silver trotters...

  • Animal magic now set for Ascot

    Animal Kingdom is set to weave his magic at Royal Ascot in the summer after seeing off the gallant challenge of Red Cadeaux to lift the Dubai World Cup on Saturday. The 2011 Kentucky Derby hero was ridden by Joel Rosario as Animal Kingdom showed a...

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