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Horse Racing

  • 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...

  • Anguz R.C. makes it two in a row

    The 55th meeting of the season, comprising eight trotting races, was held yesterday at the Marsa Racetrack. The main attraction was the Premier class race which saw Tony Demanuele steer Anguz R.C to its second consecutive win in Malta. Thirteen...

  • President’s Cup heats

    President’s Cup heats

    Yesterday’s meeting at Marsa heralded the start of the President’s Cup for Premier Class trotters with four heats on a long distance of 2,640m. Twelve trotters qualified for the final stage of the President’s Cup. Outsider True Q (Shawn Portelli)...

  • Major Chaleonnais and Nelson du Val win Premier Class heats at Marsa

    As expected, the two heats from the Prix de Vincennes championship for Premier Class trotters from France were the main attraction in programme at the Marsa racetrack, yesterday. These races were held on a long distance of 2,640m and formed part...

  • Fine debut for Mig of the Wood

    The 50th meeting of the season at Marsa yesterday was made up of 11 races, all for trotters on a long distance of 3,140m. The two events that drew most attention were those reserved for Premier Class trotters, won by Mica Bonero and Mig of the...

  • Upgrading works at Ta’ Xħajma racetrack

    Upgrading works at Ta’ Xħajma racetrack

    The managing committee of the Gozo Horse Racing Association (GHRA) is endeavouring to give the Ta’ Xħajma racecourse a much-needed facelift. The upgrading works include general cleaning, the removal of dangerous parts and objects and the...

  • Kimberley Downs tops in cup final

    Kimberley Downs tops in cup final

    Kimberley Downs, mounted by Michael Sultana, triumphed in the 2011 Exotique Cup for flat horses at the Marsa racetrack yesterday. The final, on a long distance of 2,250m, formed part of the 49th meeting of the season which was made up of 10 races.

  • Dunaden wins Melbourne Cup by a nose

    Dunaden wins Melbourne Cup by a nose

    French horse Dunaden (right) shrugged off a late jockey change to win a thrilling Melbourne Cup by the narrowest of margins from English stayer Red Cadeaux (left) yesterday. Dunaden’s regular jockey Craig Williams was a late suspension from the...

  • Americain favourite for Melbourne Cup

    French stayer Americain is the firm favourite to win today’s Melbourne Cup aiming to become only the fifth horse in history to take Australia’s greatest race in consecutive years. Americain stormed home with a superb finish to win the 2010...

  • Livi Cantona sprints to victory

    Livi Cantona sprints to victory

    The Cassar Fuels Championship final for Premier Class trotters was the main event at the racetrack yesterday where the 48th meeting of the season was held. The race, on a rather short 2,140m distance, was won by Livi Cantona (Charles...

  • Kimberley Downs and Cheeky Jack win flat semis

    Kimberley Downs and Cheeky Jack win flat semis

    Kimberley Downs and Cheeky Jack won the two major races at Marsa yesterday. These were semi-finals from the Exotique Challenge Cup for flat racing on a long distance of 2,250m and formed part of the 46th meeting of the season which in-cluded seven...

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