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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Gold races top card

    Gold races top card

    The ninth meeting of the season at Marsa yesterday was made up of 11 races all for trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. The highlights of the programme were three races from the Gold class. In the first of these races, Matador Knick (Carmelo...

  • Malta Horse Racing Awards

    Malta Horse Racing Awards

    The first Malta Horse Racing Awards were held on Friday at the Dolmen Hotel in Qawra. The presentations’ night, organised by the Malta Racing Club with the assistance of the Kunsill Malti għall-iSport, rewarded the sport’s main protagonists...

  • Knockout Molar, Prince Regent win finals at the racetrack

    Knockout Molar, Prince Regent win finals at the racetrack

    Danish trotter Knockout Molar and American Prince Regent won the Assikura Championship finals at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday as the eighth meeting of the season, consisting of 11 races, was held. The Assikura ‘A’ final was contested by ten...

  • Awards night on February 24

    The first Malta Horse Racing Awards were launched this week by the Malta Racing Club during a media call at the Marsa racetrack. The meeting was attended by high officials from the racing organisation and the Kunsill Malti għall-iSport (KMS) who...

  • True Q makes it two on the trot

    True Q makes it two on the trot

    True Q, driven by Shawn Portelli, won yesterday’s top race during the seventh meeting of the season at the Marsa racetrack. The Swedish 11-year-old crossed the post first in the race open for Premier class trotters on the 2,640m distance. Fourteen...

  • Newcomer marks debut with win

    Newcomer marks debut with win

    Driven by Redent Magro, Nabab du Chatelet won yesterday’s major race at the Marsa racetrack when the sixth meeting of the season, made up of seven all-trotting races, was held. Noel Baldacchino was the best driver of the afternoon with three...

  • Assikura semis top the card

    Assikura semis top the card

    Yesterday’s meeting at the Marsa Racetrack heralded the start of the new Assikura Championships which are open for horses that are neither of French or Swedish origins. These championships started with four semi-final races on a short distance of...

  • Three wins for Portelli

    Three wins for Portelli

    The card at the Marsa Racetrack for the fourth meeting of the season yesterday consisted of eight all-trotting events, all on the 2,140m distance. Gozitan Shaun Portelli was the meeting’s best driver with three wins to his credit in different...

  • Ready Cash does it again at Vincennes

    Ready Cash does it again at Vincennes

    Ready Cash, the seven-year-old French trotter, yesterday won the 91st Prix d’Amerique at the Vincennes racetrack, France. The race, with €500,000 for the winner, was held in front of 50,000 spectators and over a long distance of 2,700m. Victory...

  • Count of Life wins top race

    Count of Life wins top race

    The third meeting of the season, made up of eight races, was held at the Marsa racetrack, yesterday. The main events of the afternoon were a Premier Class race for trotting horses on 2,140m and a flat race on a less demanding 1,250m. Fifteen...

  • Fire wins Premier event

    Fire wins Premier event

    Fire, the Swedish nine-year-old trotter under the charge of driver Marco Refalo, won the major event on the card at the Marsa Racetrack yesterday when the second meeting of the season was held. The programme was made up of seven races, all for...

  • Smith proud of Kauto Star legacy

    Smith proud of Kauto Star legacy

    Owner Clive Smith believes Kauto Star’s achievements stack up well against those of any other jumping heavyweight in history. Smith is still basking in the memory of the William Hill King George VI Chase on Boxing Day, when the 12-year-old gelding...

  • Five-star Kauto still the king

    Five-star Kauto still the king

    Kauto Star sent Kempton Park racegoers into a state of mass hysteria and consolidated his position as the most acclaimed National Hunt horse since Arkle with an unprecedented fifth victory in the William Hill King George VI Chase on Monday. Many...

  • Top honour goes to Mig Of The Wood

    Top honour goes to Mig Of The Wood

    Driven by Noel Baldacchino, Mig Of The Wood won yesterday’s top event, the Prix de Vincennes final for French Premier Class trotters. Baldacchino won two of yesterday’s five SECF finals to finish as the best driver for 2011. In the Premier race,...

  • Livi Cantona wins President’s Cup

    Livi Cantona wins President’s Cup

    Livi Cantona won the major race in yesterday’s programme at the Marsa Racetrack after the seven-year-old Swedish trotter staved off the challenge from nine other Premier Class horses in the President’s Cup final, held over a long distance of...

  • Fyelehk wins Coronation Cup race at Marsa

    Fyelehk wins Coronation Cup race at Marsa

    The highlight of yesterday’s programme at the Marsa racetrack was the final of the Coronation Cup for flat horses on a short distance of 1,250m. This race, organised with the support of Burmarrad Commercials, formed part of the 57th meeting of the...

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