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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Lover Boy Index strikes gold

    Lover Boy Index won the top event during the 24th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday. Driven by Noel Baldacchino, Lover Boy Index claimed first place in the Skyparks Championship final for Swedish trotters from the Gold class...

  • I’ll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby

    I’ll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby

    I’ll Have Another (right) won the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, surging past Bodemeister in the final straight to claim the first jewel in US flat racing’s Triple Crown. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Santa Anita Derby-winner I’ll Have Another...

  • No blame attached to deaths at the Grand National – report

    No blame attached to deaths at the Grand National – report

    The British Horseracing Authority’s review of the 2012 Grand National found the circumstances which led to the deaths of Synchronised and According To Pete could have been neither “foreseen nor prevented”. The report confirmed that Synchronised,...

  • Sweden’s Jansson wins top race

    Sweden’s Jansson wins top race

    The highlight of yesterday’s programme of races at Marsa was an international race involving Maltese drivers and those from Sweden’s Sundbyholm racetrack. The race was held over a short distance of 2,140m and formed part of the 23rd meeting of the...

  • Oviedo Vici wins Premier race

    Oviedo Vici, driven by Darren Mizzi, won yesterday’s Premier race which was the highlight of the 22nd meeting of the season. Charles Camilleri finished as the best driver with two wins. Sixteen horses lined up for the Premier race. Oviedo Vici was...

  • Three race wins for Gozo driver Farrugia

    Three race wins for Gozo driver Farrugia

    As expected, the two semi-finals from the Skyparks Championship for Swedish horses in the Premier Class were the main attraction in yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack. The card consisted of 11 all-trotting races as the top events were won...

  • Label Chouan and Nevaio des Bordes first home in Premier races

    Label Chouan and Nevaio des Bordes first home in Premier races

    Yesterday’s 19th meeting of the season at the Marsa Racetrack heralded the start of the Skyparks Championship which is open for Swedish trotters from the Silver class only. All four heats were held on a short distance of 2,140m as the programme...

  • Neptune Collonges wins on a grey day for National

    Neptune Collonges wins on a grey day for National

    Neptune Collonges won the Grand National at Aintree racecourse yesterday to become the first grey to win the race since Nicolaus Silver in 1961. The Daryl Jacobs-ridden 33-1 Neptune Collonges, who succeeded where trainer Paul Nicholls’s previous...

  • Synchronised out to emulate GMiller

    Synchronised out to emulate GMiller

    Synchronised has a great chance to land the Grand National today and become the first horse since Golden Miller in 1934 to win the Aintree marathon and Cheltenham Gold Cup in the same season. In doing so he would give trainer Jonjo O’Neill, who...

  • Nasko Pride claims ‘consolation’ prize after maiden Malta win

    Nasko Pride claims ‘consolation’ prize after maiden Malta win

    The 18th meeting of the season, containing eight races all for trotters, was held yesterday, Easter Sunday, in front of a full house at the Marsa Racetrack. The programme included a consolation final, on the long distance of 2,640m, for those...

  • Mig Of The Wood nets big prize

    Mig Of The Wood nets big prize

    The final of the Tazza l-Kbira competition, on the long distance of 2,640m, was the main attraction of yesterday’s 17th meeting of the season, made up of eight races for trotters. French horse Mig Of The Wood, under the guidance of Noel...

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