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Horse Racing

  • Season wraps up with finals night

    The summer horse racing championships at Marsa will come to an end this evening with eight finals, all raced on a short distance of 2,140m. The races will form part of the 36th meeting of the season with the Premier Class final being the main...

  • Equine bluebloods take centre stage at Royal Ascot

    Royal Ascot hosts six of the top 15 rated thoroughbreds in the world this week when the five-day meeting, hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, starts today. The pomp and ceremony will be ratcheted up several notches as Royal Ascot celebrates its 300th...

  • Championship finals steal the show at Marsa racecourse

    Outsider Joker de Choisel (Frenċu Cassar) won the Premier Class race at the Marsa racecourse yesterday, the Prix de Vincennes final for French trotters on a short distance of 2,140m. This race formed part of the 30th meeting of the season made up...

  • Ruler on Ice springs surprise at Belmont Stakes

    Ruler on Ice surged past Preakness winner Shackleford in the finishing stretch to win the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes on Saturday, giving jockey Jose Valdivia the win in his first Belmont ride. In a race billed as a rubber match between Shackleford...

  • Briffa, Vella in Med. Championship

    A driver and a jockey from the Malta Racing Club, Clint Vassallo and Oliver Briffa, will be competing in another round of races from the Mediterranean Championship which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, today. This will be the third leg of the...

  • Buttermilk races to Med. Derby success

    The final of the Mediterranean Derby was the main attraction at yesterday’s meeting at Marsa where a programme of ten races also included the Sette Giugno Cup final for Premier Class trotters. Buttermilk triumphed in the Derby and Think Yatzee was...

  • Mon Daniel on song at KMS festival

    The 2011 Equestrian Festival was held yesterday at the Marsa Racetrack. This festival was organised by the Kunsill Malti għall-iSport in conjunction with the Malta Racing Club, the Malta Polo Club and the Malta Equestrian Federation. Various...

  • Pour Moi ruins royal Derby hopes

    Pour Moi won the Epsom Derby on Saturday to give trainer Andre Fabre his first winner in the blue riband of the turf on his 10th attempt and France’s first since Empery in 1976. The winner, ridden by 19-year-old Mikael Barzalona, came late to win...

  • Malin Roro and Kakisis win championship semis at Marsa

    The two semi-finals from the Prix de Vincennes championship, open for French trotters only, were the main events in yesterday’s meeting at the racetrack. The programme consisted of ten races, all trotting, and also included other semi-finals from...

  • Nine trotters qualify for Sette Giugno Cup

    Gentle Way, Arnie Sensation and Think Yatzee won the three major ] races on the card at the Marsa racetrack, yesterday. These three favourites finished first in the heats from a new competition – the Sette Giugno Cup – open for Premier Class...

  • Shackleford takes Preakness title

    Shackleford (picture) edged Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom by three-quarters of a length for a wire-to-wire victory Saturday in the 136th Preakness and spoil the runner-up’s Triple Crown bid. Shackleford, an unfancied longshot who was fourth...

  • Animal Kingdom seeks Preakness win

    Animal Kingdom (picture), the first Kentucky Derby winner who never raced before on dirt, will try to claim the second leg of US horse racing’s Triple Crown today by winning the 136th Preakness. The three-year-old chestnut colt is a 2-1 betting...

  • Series of heats at Marsa

    As expected, the three Premier heats from the Prix de Vincennes Championship for French horses were the main attraction in yesterday’s meeting at Marsa. The programme consisted of 12 heats, all for French trotters, and heralded the start of two...

  • Premier prize for Milord Barbes

    Driven by Michael Ellul, French Milord Barbes won the Premier class race, on the long 3,140m distance, during the 22nd meeting of the season yesterday. Eleven horses lined up for the Premier race. Milord Barbes stormed ahead of the field in the...

  • Animal Kingdom wins Kentucky Derby

    Animal Kingdom won the 137th Kentucky Derby for his first victory on dirt, delivering jockey John Velazquez his first Derby win in 13 tries after losing a favoured mount. In two of the most unlikely stories in Derby history, the 20-1 longshot colt...

  • Exciting weekend in store

    This weekend promises to be a very interesting one for the Malta Racing Club and local horse racing enthusiasts as a series of events will take place between today and Sunday, locally and abroad. On the international front, two Maltese jockeys are...

  • Indian Attack, Boston Harbor take Assikura honours

    Indian Attack and Boston Harbor prevailed in yesterday’s major events, the Assikura Championship finals for horses which were not bred in France and Sweden. These two races, run on the short distance of 2,140m, formed part of the 20th meeting of...

  • Ambitious Dragon nets QE II Cup

    South Africa’s Douglas Whyte partnered 13-10 favourite Ambitious Dragon to victory in the HK$14-million ($1.8m) Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at Sha Tin yesterday. The Hong Kong Derby winner came with a late flourish to deny California Memory and...

  • Mizzi home first in top event

    Darren Mizzi, driving Kiton de Bouere, won the major event on yesterday’s card at Marsa, an international race on a short distance of 2,140m in which local drivers faced the challenge of six professional counterparts from Finland. This race formed...

  • Le Coup de Foudre wins major race

    Le Coup de Foudre won yesterday’s major race at the Marsa racetrack after topping the Premier class event held on the long distance of 2,640 metres. This race formed part of the 18th meeting of the season made up of eight races all for...

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