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Horse Racing

  • Semi-final wins for Nino de Saintho and Nuage de Bourgogne at Marsa

    Semi-final wins for Nino de Saintho and Nuage de Bourgogne at Marsa

    Nino de Saintho and Nuage de Bourgogne secured victories in yesterday’s Prix de Vincennes semi-finals, a competition open for French trotters from the Premier Class. These heats, on the long distance of 2,640m, formed part of the 52nd meeting of...

  • Frankel gallops away with award

    Unbeaten Frankel has romped home with the Cartier Racehorse of the Year award for the second successive time. The four-year-old, owned and bred by Khalid Abdulla and trained by Henry Cecil, was retired unbeaten last month after winning 14...

  • Versace Boko powers untroubled to victory

    Versace Boko powers untroubled to victory

    As expected, the Premier Class race was the main attraction on yesterday’s card for the 50th meeting at Marsa. This race was won by Versace Boko under the guidance of Warren Spiteri. Versace Boko set the early pace, opening a length’s lead from...

  • Green Moon rises at Melbourne Cup

    Green Moon rises at Melbourne Cup

    Green Moon produced a powerful finish to win the Melbourne Cup yesterday. Ridden by Australian Brett Prebble, Green Moon (19-1) finished one length clear of Fiorente (30-1). Third-placed Jakkalberry (80-1) flew the flag for the eight foreign...

  • Dunaden faces tough task in Melbourne Cup

    French stayer Dunaden will have to set a weight record for an overseas horse if he is to land his second consecutive Melbourne Cup at Flemington today. The favourite to win the Aus$6 million (US$6.2m) showpiece race over 3,200m is Americain, who...

  • Troy Boshoeve wins again

    Troy Boshoeve wins again

    Driven by Gozitan Salvu Vella, Troy Boshoeve won yesterday’s main event, the Premier Class race on a short distance of 2,140m. This race formed part of the 48th meeting of the season. Vella was the best driver of the afternoon with two wins. It...

  • Legendary Kauto Star retired

    Kauto Star’s legendary career came to an end yesterday when the dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was retired, his owner Clive Smith confirmed. Kauto Star, regarded as one of the greatest horses in jump racing history, won the Gold Cup in 2007 and...

  • Troy Boshoeve has final say

    Troy Boshoeve has final say

    The highlight of yesterday’s programme at the Marsa Racetrack was the Cassar Petroleum Championship final for Premier class trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. This was won by Outsider Troy Boshoeve, driven by one of its owners, Gozitan Salvu...

  • Oncle Sam, Timolin top main races

    Oncle Sam, Timolin top main races

    The 45th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday was made up of eight races. The two most important events on the card were a trotting race for Premier Class trotters, on a short distance of 1,640m, and a flat race on a distance of...

  • Frankel stays unbeaten

    Frankel stays unbeaten

    Frankel (picture), the world’s top-ranked race horse, maintained his unbeaten record yesterday with a hard-fought win in the Champion Stakes, widely expected to be his final race. Frankel made it 14 out of 14 in his stunning three-year career but...

  • Think Yatzee storms into final

    Think Yatzee storms into final

    Driven by Clint Vassallo, Think Yatzee won yesterday’s top race, the second semi-final of the Cassar Petroleum Championship for Premier class trotters on the shorter distance of 2,140m. This race formed part of the 44th meeting of the season. Six...

  • Candy Fantasy wins top race

    The 42nd meeting of the season at Marsa yesterday was made up of eight races. The two major events were a race for Premier trotters and a flat race on 1,750m. Fifteen horses lined up for the start of the Premier race. Candy Fantasy (Melvin...

  • Solemia wins Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

    Solemia wins Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

    French outsider Solemia (left, no.10) got up on the line to edge out Japanese raider Orfevre and win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in Paris, yesterday. Orfevre, Japan’s 2011 horse of the year, looked certain to claim his country’s...

  • Premier championship heats steal the limelight

    Yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa racetrack heralded the start of the Cassar Petroleum Championship for Premier class trotters with four heats staged over a rather short distance of 2,140 metres. The Premier heats formed part of the 41st meeting of...

  • Baldacchino for races in Hamburg

    Noel Baldacchino, the current Malta champion driver, will be in Hamburg next weekend for the prestigious European Championship for drivers organised by the European Trotting Union (UET). Baldacchino, 41, has 22 years experience in the sport and...

  • Outsider Milord Barbes breaks the ice

    Outsider Milord Barbes breaks the ice

    The series of Summer Championship races at the Marsa Racetrack, open for trotters from various classes, wrapped up late Friday with seven exciting finals, all held over a short distance of 2,140m. The Premier Class race was the top event on the card.

  • Kimberley Downs sets pace in Belgium

    Kimberley Downs sets pace in Belgium

    June 25, 2012 was a memorable day for Maltese jockey Michael Sultana. Riding American six-year-old Kimberley Downs, Sultana finished first in the Prix Paddock race, held over a short distance of 1,800m, at the Oostende racetrack in Belgium. This...

  • Lady de Vindecy wins major final

    Lady de Vindecy wins major final

    Lady de Vindecy, the 13-year-old mare, won the major race in yesterday’s meeting at Marsa, the Prix de Vincennes Championship for French Premier Class trotters. The race formed part of the 33rd meeting that was made up of seven trotting events,...

  • Sleepwalking walks tall

    Sleepwalking walks tall

    English mare Sleepwalking won yesterday’s top event, the Mediterranean Derby final for flat horses on a long distance of 1,750m. This race was part of the 31st meeting of the season which was made up of nine events. Six horses lined up for the...

  • Union Rags wins Belmont Stakes

    Union Rags wins Belmont Stakes

    Union Rags (right) charged along the rail in the final moments to edge Paynter by a head and win the 144th Belmont Stakes in the final event of American horse racing’s Triple Crown. The exciting finish brightened some of the gloom shadowing the...

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