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BOV Tazza l-Kbira 2014 – 80 Years of Racing History( Thursday, 27th March, 2014 - 01:27 )
The Chairman of the Malta Racing Club Dr Matthew Brincat said that next Sunday and Monday 30th and 31st March sees the start of the Malta Racing Club’s biggest annual event for local horse racing – It-Tazza l-Kbira which literally translates as The Big Cup. It is with pleasure that we announce that this year’s sponsor is Bank of Valletta.

Every owner and driver aspires to see his name on the roll of honour of this trophy which sees the participation of the best horses currently racing on the island. This year is more special as we are celebrating the 80th anniversary since the first edition was held way back in 1934 and which was won by Frise Poulet. Naturally at that time this was held at the old racetrack.

Although it has been 80 years, due to several reasons it was not held every year but since 2008 it has been held regularly. This year’s edition sees the registration of 61 horses which have been divided in 5 races from which the first six will qualify for the semi finals. Amongst these 61 horses we have 5 mares and one can say that there is a participation from 8 different nations – 33 French, 17 Swedish, 5 German, 2 Italian as well as a Belgian, Dutch, American and Danish. In this edition 8 new horses will be making their first start and we also have last year’s winner Nabab du Chatelet.

The 30 horses that qualify for the semi finals will race each other again on Sunday 13th April when they will be divided in 3 races from which the first four will go on to the final on Sunday 27th April.

This year the total prize money awarded will be a record one as part of the 80th Anniversary celebrations. In fact in just the final 8000 Euro will be distributed from which €4250 will be given to the winner, €2000 for the second placed, €1000 for the third place, €500 for fourth and €250 for whoever finishes fifth. Another €9600 will be distributed during the heats and semi finals.

The finalist horses will also be given a commemorative blanket which they will use during the pre-race parade. The winning owner apart from receiving It-Tazza l-Kbira for a year, will also be given a commemorative trophy which will be a special one due to this year’s anniversary. For this we thank the company b.e.d and its director Samuel Agius Livori who is responsible for designing the commemorative logo which will be used during these weeks. The owners of the horses that finish from 2nd till 5th place will also receive a trophy.

As always, the Malta Racing Club will be preparing a special programme on the day of the final in order to entertain all those present.

The press conference was also address by the CEO of Bank of Valleta Mr Charles Borg who said that ‘Bank of Valletta is no stranger to horse racing having already supported the organisation of horse racing in the past. With BOV’s tradition of supporting sporting excellence, it is indeed our pleasure to support the highlight of the Malta Racing Club’s calendar. With the quality of the horses participating in this race, we have no doubt that this race will attract the interest, not only of the horse racing community but also of the general public.

We wish to take this opportunity to wish the best of luck to all participating owners and drivers', concluded Mr Borg.

Lorraine Cunningham
Public Relations & Media Officer
Malta Racing Club


Our 6th Birthday!!!( Thursday, 13th February, 2014 - 20:54 )
Thank God our Website is not a woman, cos remembering of our 6th Anniversary 1 week late might have caused me lots of Trouble!!

In fact the 5th February 2014 marked the 6th Year since the birth of this project back in 2008.

We are always hoping to continue bringing to you the best reportage about Trot Racing in Malta. A special thanks goes to all our followers on this website and the 2,000+ Fans that we have accumulated on our Facebook page.

Thanks for your continued support People!!

Cliferty Calleja jirraprezenta lil Malta gewwa Vincennes - Parigi( Wednesday, 22nd January, 2014 - 00:15 )
Nhar is-Sibt li gej is-sewwieq Cliferty Calleja ser ikun qed jirrapprezenta lil Malta fit-Tazza Ewropeja ghal sewwieqa mhux professjonali (Coupe d’Europe des Amateurs) fil-korsa ta’ Vincennes Parigi.

Din it-tigrija sas-sena l-ohraa kienet maghrufa bhala l-Prix de Saint Claude u kienet avveniment popolari sabiex sewwieqa mhux professjonali minn pajjizi diversi jsuqu f’dik li hi meqjusa bhala l-aqwa korsa tat-trott. Din is-sena s-Socjeta Franciza tat-Trott iddecidiet li s-sewwieqa li jsuqu f’din it-tigrija ikunu invitati minn kull pajjiz li jiffurmaw parti mill-Unjoni Ewropeja tat-Trott.

It-tigrija hija wahda bi tluq bil-karozza fuq distanza ta’ 2100m u li għandha 16,000 Ewro bhala premju totali. Fiha jistghu jigru zwiemel minn 7 sa 9 snin li ma rebhux aktar minn 181,000 Ewro.

Cliferty Calleja huwa minn Hal Qormi u ghandu 31 sena. Beda jsuq fil-bidu ta’ Novembru 2001 u l-ewwel rebha ghalih waslet kwazi mill-ewwel biz-ziemel Martin Lee nhar is-17 ta’ Novembru 2001.

S’issa irregistra 71 rebha bl-aqwa stagun tieghu ikun dak li ghadu kemm spicca fejn fl-2013 reba' 17 il-tigrija u spicca fis-7 post fil-klassifika ta’ l-aqwa gerrejja.

Ghal Calleja din ser tkun l-ewwel esperjenza tieghu barra minn xtutna. Il-poloz tat-tigrija jitilghu l-Hamis filghodu.

Jakkumpanjaw lil Calleja f’Pariġi ser ikun hemm ic-Chairman tal-Malta Racing Club l-Avukat Matthew Brincat kif ukoll ir-Rapprezentant tas-Sidien u l-Gerrejja u Membru tal-Kunsill tal-Malta Racing Club is-Sur Anthony Mallia.

Matul din iz-zjara, l-Avukat Matthew Brincat ser ikun qed jattendi is-70 Assembleja generali ta’ l-Unjoni Ewropeja tat-Trott.

Malta Racing Club


Racing Calendar 2014( Thursday, 16th January, 2014 - 13:37 )
We are here presenting the proposed Racing Calendar for the first part of the season 2014 - January to June 2014.


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www.MaltaTrotRacing.com( Thursday, 16th January, 2014 - 10:29 )
Hi People,

This is our First post for the year 2014.

As from now on our web address will be www.MALTATROTRACING.com

The website will be redirecting to this address automatically even if you continue using www.mtr.orlandev.com. So don't worry, you will see no changes at all.

We have now updated the points for all 2,400 horses in our database.

Thanks for your ongoing support!!

EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL 2013( Saturday, 21st December, 2013 - 14:28 )
EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL tomorrow 22nd December 2013.

A Festival gathering all Equestrian Sports practiced on the island in one place - Marsa Race Track.

Hope you will be numerous to visit.

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OHIME MAG - Le Trot Championship Premier Class Winner( Sunday, 15th December, 2013 - 23:54 )
OHIME MAG succeeded to write his name in the palmares of the Prix de Vincennes; final reserved for Premier class horses sponsered by LeTrot part of the Societe a l'Encouragement de l'Elevage du Cheval Francais also known as SECF.

In a splendid final, real to the expectations around it, OHIME MAG starting as second favorite to OKILAIBO succeeded to end the battle victories against the same OKILAIBO. OKILABO did not demerit finishing an honorable second after having had to work hard all throughout the race. OHIME MAG had a much better journey throughout the 2640m of the race as after being encapsulated in the middle of the lot of participants for most of the race, he found an opening with 800m to go. His driver Ronald Cassar thought best to go two wides at that point always covered by OKILAIBO and then it was a beautiful battle between the two in the last 500m. OLTEDO DE RIEUX finsihed an honorable third whilst QUELINO D'MOUR ended fourth and last horse in the prize money.

It was beautiful to listen that the owners of OHIME MAG decided to donate all the €2,400 of the prize money won to Charity!! An honorable gesture from these owner to whom we wish all the best for the future.

The finals held today mark the end of the official racing season for the year 2013 but the Malta Racing Club has 2 beautiful meetings prepared for the last 2 Sundays of the year. Hope you will find time to spend them with us at the track!!


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TOTTI T.DREAM (SE) Equals Malta's Track Record at 1'13"1( Saturday, 14th December, 2013 - 19:58 )
A 10 races meeting was held at the track all of which run on the sprint distance of 1640m. Two of the races were reserved to Premier class horses were the first five were making it to the finals to be run next Sunday 22nd December. These races were part of the qualifiers for the Equestrian Festival to be held on the 22nd where a full day of equestrian sports will be held at the race track!!

One of the beautiful moments of the meeting amongst many close finishes was undoubtedly the 9th race on the card reserved for Premier class horses. In this race it was Charles Degiorgio, on his first racing weekend back in Malta after having spent the last 4 years in Sweden, that grasped victory in an impressively fast race. Charles Degiorgio drove TOTTI T.DREAM (SE) to a super fast start after having drawn No.11 at the autostart and availed himself of another horse to run covered for a whole 1000m. Back on the 640m mark Charles Degiorgio led his horse 3 wides out and drove off to leave the group behind and win easily by 6 lengths.

TOTTI T.DREAM clocked an impressive 1'13"1 equalling the track's record set before by HIRACAN DE BREHAN (FR) and PAJARITO NADA (SE) back in 2007 on the same distance.

And the Winner Is............. GENTLY DI POGGI (IT)( Friday, 13th December, 2013 - 22:11 )
The PRESIDENT'S CUP Final 2013
13th December 2013

A great day unfolded today with great show very well prepared by the Malta Racing Club. The arrival of His Excellence the President of Malta and the running of the PRESIDENT'S CUP Final were the culmination of the day.

The Final was a beautiful race, run at very good speed as off the start. CLORIA VICTIS (SE) led almost all the way but had very strong attacks especially in the last 500m when GENTLY DI POGGIO (IT) and THE BAD ROCK (SE) came storming on the outside. It was in the last 250m that GENTLY DI POGGIO strong of a very good position during the whole length of the race that made the best sprint and finished 1st in front of THE BAD ROCK who had travelled 3 wides for a whole 1000m with CLORIA VICTIS finishing third and MIDNIGHT PASSION (SE) 4th. The race was run on the 2640m distance and GENTLY DI POGGIO clocked 1'14"4/km.

At the end of the race the President of Malta Dr. George Abela gave the trophies to the owners of the first 4 horses.


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PRESIDENT'S CUP 2013 & LeTrot Finals in a 3 Day Racing Weekend( Friday, 13th December, 2013 - 01:27 )
Today Friday 13th December starts a beautiful weekend full of Racing. We have 3 great racing programs at the Track including 6 finals. These are THE PRESIDENT'S CUP 2013 this Friday as well as 5 Finals, 1 from every race class from the LE TROT Finals for french trotters racing in Malta. All other races on the weekend including those on Saturday will be raced on the 1640m distance and are qualifiers for finals to be run the Sunday after 22nd December.

Malta Trot Racing Wishes everyone a great time at the track.


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