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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Clifton wins Mediterranean Championship heat at Marsa

    Clifton wins Mediterranean Championship heat at Marsa

    The highlight of yesterday’s programme at the Marsa racetrack was a heat from the Mediterranean Championship for drivers. This heat was held on a short distance of 2,140m and formed part of the second spring meeting, made up of seven races all for...

  • Monterosso wins Dubai World Cup

    Monterosso wins Dubai World Cup

    Monterosso led home a Godolphin one-two in the Dubai World Cup over 2,000 metres at Meydan racecourse yesterday when he swept past his stablemate, Capponi, to win the world’s richest race. The five-year-old, ridden by Mickael Barzalona, advanced...

  • Oviedo Vici, Think Yatzee win Premier races at Marsa

    Oviedo Vici, Think Yatzee win Premier races at Marsa

    As expected, the two Premier Class races were the main attraction in yesterday’s meeting at Marsa which consisted of eight races, all trotting and held over a short distance of 2,140m. Fifteen horses took part in the first Premier race. Here,...

  • Livi Cantona steals the show

    Livi Cantona steals the show

    The highlight in yesterday’s meeting at Marsa, the 14th of the season, was the second semi-final from the Tazza l-Kbira championship for Premier trotters on a long distance of 2,640m. This race was won by the ever-popular Livi Cantona under the...

  • Six trotters qualify for Tazza l-Kbira final

    Six trotters qualify for Tazza l-Kbira final

    Driven by Charles Camilleri, French Nuage de Bourgogne yesterday won the first semi-final of the prestigious Tazza l-Kbira Championship for Premier class trotters on a long distance of 2,640m. The semi-final was part of the 13th meeting of the...

  • Gold class races top card

    Gold class races top card

    The 12th meeting of the season at Marsa yesterday featured eight all-trotting races, all held on a mile distance. With no events from the Premier Class, the highlights of the programme were the four races from the Gold category. Yesterday, young...

  • Kauto verdict on Monday

    A decision on Kauto Star’s participation in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup will be made on Monday, his owner Clive Smith said. The racing world has been waiting with bated breath all week as the daily updates have arrived from trainer Paul...

  • 24 qualify from heats

    24 qualify from heats

    Yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa racetrack heralded the start of the Dragonara it-Tazza l-Kbira Championship, with six heats for Premier Class trotters on a long distance of 2,640m. These heats formed part of the 10th meeting of the season that...

  • Kauto Star ‘50-50’for the Gold Cup

    Kauto Star ‘50-50’for the Gold Cup

    Kauto Star (picture) is only “fifty-fifty” to run in this month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup after a fall, trainer Paul Nicholls said. Nicholls said his dual Gold Cup winner, a huge favourite with British punters, has taken a tumble while being schooled...

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