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Horse Racing

  • Absolut Spender sprints to victory

    Absolut Spender sprints to victory

    The fifth meeting of the year, made up 11 races, was held at the Marsa racetrack yesterday. Six of the races were valid for the new Assikura Championship for Gold Class trotters. The card also included a Premier Class race and a flat race over a...

  • Dubai ruler cleared by report into doping scandal

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has been cleared of any wrongdoing following a doping scandal at his Godolphin racing organisation that saw a trainer banned for eight years, an internal report said yesterday. Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai’s ruler...

  • Power Of Love claims maiden win

    Power Of Love claims maiden win

    French 11-year-old trotter Power Of Love, under the guidance of owner Michael Ellul, won yesterday’s main event at the Marsa Racetrack. This was a Premier Class race on a long distance of 2,640 metres and was part of the fourth meeting of the...

  • Zalgado Transs R wins top race

    Zalgado Transs R wins top race

    Zalgado Transs R grabbed its first victory at the Marsa racetrack after taking the honours in the Premier class race during yesterday’s third meeting of the season. In another highly-anticipated race, Pearl Storm dashed to victory in the only flat...

  • Oran wins Premier Class race

    Oran wins Premier Class race

    The second meeting of the season at the Marsa racetrack yesterday was made up of seven races, all for trotters. The most important event of the afternoon programme was the race for Premier Class trotters. Twelve horses lined up at the start, three...

  • Calleja for Paris race

    Calleja for Paris race

    Clifferty Calleja will be representing Malta at the European Trophy for Amateur Drivers race at the Vincennes racetrack in Paris on Saturday. Up until last year this event was known as the Prix de Saint Claude and offered the opportunity for...

  • Vejby Boom triumphs in top race

    Vejby Boom triumphs in top race

    Yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa racetrack heralded the start of the 2014 season of horse racing. The card consisted of eight races, all for trotters. Races were held on a short distance of 2,140m. The top attraction on the card was the seventh...

  • 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...

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