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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Okilaibo completes double

    Okilaibo completes double

    French 11-year-old trotter Okilaibo won the main event during Friday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack. This was the VOB Grand Final reserved for Premier Class trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. The race was contested by the horses that...

  • 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 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 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

    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

    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

    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, 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

    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 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...

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