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Horse Racing

  • Favourite Octobre en Fete wins silver final

    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...

  • Animal Kingdom rules the world

    Animal Kingdom rules the world

    Red Cadeaux ran a huge race in second as Animal Kingdom (picture) stamped his class on the Dubai World Cup to give America victory in the world’s richest race at Meydan yesterday. The 2011 Kentucky Derby hero was given a no-nonsense ride by Joel...

  • Semi-final wins for Nabab du Chatelet and Kakisis

    Semi-final wins for Nabab du Chatelet and Kakisis

    The 10th meeting of the season at Marsa yesterday had two major events included in the card – the Tazza l-Kbira semi-finals on a rather long distance of 2,640m. These races were won by Kakisis and Nabab du Chatelet. In all, 12 horses qualified for...

  • Bonus Kall and Timolin steal the show at Marsa

    Bonus Kall and Timolin won the major races for Premier trotters and flat horses respectively, yes-terday. These two races formed part of the ninth meeting of the season which included eight races. The Premier race was contested by 16...

  • Ohime Mag wins top race

    Ohime Mag wins top race

    Ohime Mag took the honours in the top race during yesterday’s eighth meeting of the season at the Marsa racetrack. Seven of the eight races organised yesterday were open for trotters and held on a short distance of 2,140m while the other was a...

  • 24 horses through to semi-finals

    24 horses through to semi-finals

    The seventh meeting of the season, held on Friday evening at the Marsa Racetrack, heralded the start of the Dragonara Casino Brasserie it-Tazza l-Kbira Championship with six heats on a long distance of 2,640 metres. The programme consisted of 10...

  • Diamante Grande tops flat race

    The sixth meeting of the season was held yesterday afternoon at the Marsa Race Track. Ten of the 11 races were open for trotters and were run on the mile distance while the other race was the P&M Farrugia Flat race on a long distance of 1,750m.

  • Argus Hanover has final say

    The highlight of yesterday’s programme at the Marsa Racetrack was the Assikura Open A Championship final for horses that were not bred in France or Sweden, on a short distance of 2,140m. This final, part of the fifth meeting of the season, was won...

  • Calleja makes it a Premier double

    French trotters Normand d’Oger and Nino de Saintho won yesterday’s major events, two races open for Premier Class trotters on a long distance of 2,640m. Both horses were driven by young driver Cliferty Calleja. The races formed part of the fourth...

  • Daring Daylight wins first final of 2013 season at Marsa

    Daring Daylight wins first final of 2013 season at Marsa

    Finnish nine-year-old trotter Daring Daylight won yesterday’s main event at the Marsa Racetrack, the Assikura B Championship final reserved for trotters which were not bred in France or Sweden. This final, on a short distance of 2,140m, formed...

  • Belafonte wins top race

    Belafonte was the winner of yesterday’s major event at the Marsa racetrack as the Swedish trotter, driven by Clifferty Calleja, took top spot in the Premier class race yesterday. The 2,140m race formed part of the second meeting of the season...

  • Fire blasts to victory in 2013 season opener

    Fire blasts to victory in 2013 season opener

    The 2013 horse racing season got under way at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday with a card consisting of eight all-trotting scratch events on the 2,140m distance. There was only one Premier Class race in programme and this was the highlight of the...

  • Royal Dream wins Prix d’Amerique

    Driven by Jean Philippe Dubois, French eight-year-old Royal Dream yesterday won the 92nd running of the international trotting race Gran Prix d’Amerique at the Vincennes Racetrack in Paris. Eighteen horses lined up for the prestigious trotting...

  • Kakisis powers to final glory

    Kakisis powers to final glory

    Driven by its owner Johann Axisa, French trotter Kakisis yesterday won the major event at the Marsa Racetrack – the VOB Grand Final for Premier Class on a long distance of 2,640m. The final, part of the 60th and last meeting for 2012, was...

  • Cheeky Jack wins Coronation Cup

    Cheeky Jack wins Coronation Cup

    The Coronation Cup final topped the card in yesterday’s 59th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack. The flat race final, held on the short distance of 1,250, was one of ten races held yesterday and saw the victory of Cheeky Jack, mounted by...

  • Nabab du Chatelet has final say

    Nabab du Chatelet has final say

    As expected, the most important events in yesterday’s programme were five finals for French trotters, on a long distance of 2,640m. These finals were organised by the Malta Racing Club with the financial support of the French Association SECF. The...

  • Net de Ginai secures first Premier win

    Net de Ginai secures first Premier win

    Net de Ginai and Nevaio des Bordes won yesterday’s main races, both reserved for class Premier trotters on a short distance of 2140m. In the first class Premier race, French Net de Ginai (Rodney Gatt) increased its pace with 500m to go and secured...

  • Top jockey Dettori banned six months

    Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori was suspended from riding worldwide for six months by French racing’s governing body France Galop yesterday for failing a doping test. The 41-year-old Italian – probably racing’s most high profile personality –...

  • Nabab du Chatelet tops Premier race

    Nabab du Chatelet tops Premier race

    The Marsa racetrack yesterday hosted the 55th meeting of the season which was made up of nine races, all for trotters. Eight of these races were semi-finals from various SECF Championships for French trotters while the other was reserved for...

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