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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Zilver Boko first home in final

    Zilver Boko first home in final

    Zilver Boko, a six-year-old Dutch trotter, won the major race on the card at Marsa yesterday, the Sette Giugno cup final for Premier Class, held over a short distance of 2,140 metres. Twelve horses lined up for the final. As expected, it was...

  • Cup finals at Marsa racetrack

    Two important horse racing meetings will be held at Marsa today and next Sunday. The highlight of today’s pro-gramme, starting at 2.30 p.m., is the Sette Giugno Cup, reserved for Premier Class trotters. The 12-horse line-up for the final includes...

  • Farrugia excels with two victories in Premier semi-finals

    Farrugia excels with two victories in Premier semi-finals

    The 29th meeting of the season, made up of nine races all for trotters, was held at the Marsa racetrack yesterday. Eight of the events on the card were semi-finals from four championships open for French trotters on a short distance of...

  • Twelve horses reach Sette Giugno final

    Twelve horses reach Sette Giugno final

    Yesterday’s programme at Marsa racetrack heralded the start of the Sette Giugno Championship with three heats for class Premier trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. These heats formed part of the 28th meeting of the season made up of ten races,...

  • Team 1868 wins Novices Cup

    Team 1868 wins Novices Cup

    The Novices Cup contest between Team 1868 and MPC Academy was played recently at Marsa. The honour went to Team 1868, captained by Chris Delia, who won the match 8-3. Matthew Grech was named best player of the final and grey pony Gramilla, owned...

  • Gold races headline meeting

    Gold races headline meeting

    The 27th meeting of the season at Marsa yesterday was made up of nine races, all for trotters on a long distance of 2,640m. In the absence of events from the Premier class, the highlight of the programme were three races open for trotters from the...

  • Derby champ I’ll Have Another wins Preakness

    Derby champ I’ll Have Another wins Preakness

    Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another (left) won the 137th Preakness on Saturday, charging down the backstretch to edge Bodemeister by a head for a victory that sustained his Triple Crown bid. Living up to his name, I’ll Have Another put himself...

  • French trotters take centre-stage at Marsa

    French trotters take centre-stage at Marsa

    Yesterday’s meeting at Marsa heralded the start of the Prix de Vincennes championship for French trotters from the Premier Class. Nomade de Mai (Charles Camilleri) was fastest at first in the opening heat but slowed with some 450m to go. It was...

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