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WIES BUITENZORG (nl)
with driver Desmar Bonello



High Stage Equals National Record( Sunday, 26th April, 2015 - 19:12 )
Today 26th April 2015 - HIGH STAGE (se) driven by Marco Refalo equaled the NATIONAL TRACK RECORD up till now held by PRIERE (fr) which had registered the same 1'12"7 on the 1640m distance on the 4th May 2014


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Tazzal-Kbira Final( Sunday, 26th April, 2015 - 18:46 )
This year's Tazza L-Kbira came to an end on the 19th April 2015 with a spectacular racing meeting.

It was QUI SAIT (fr) owner by Mr. Paul Cassar and driven by Rodney Gatt that this year succeeded to write down his name in the roll of honour of this coveted cup. For this reason all horse, owner and driver succeeded to engrave their names for the first time ever in the history of this cup which is now 81yrs old.

Find down here our commemorative photo for the winners of this final

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It-Tazza l-Kbira 2015 tibda hawn.( Friday, 20th March, 2015 - 20:00 )
Nhar il-Ħadd li ġej isir l-akbar programm ta’ l-istaġun meta jingħata bidu għal kampjonat li minnu joħroġ r-rebbieħ ta’ l-aqwa unur fit-tiġrijiet tat-trott lokali – It-Tazza l-Kbira. Ngħidu li hu l-akbar wieħed għax sitta mit-tmien tiġrijiet huma riservati għall-aqwa żwiemel li bħalissa jinsabu Malta fejn kollha ser ikunu qed jissieltu sabiex jikkwalifikaw għas-semi finali.

Din is-sena 68 żiemel inkitbu sabiex jiġru f’dan il-kampjonat u għad-differenza ta’ dawn l-aħħar staġuni huma kollha ġejjin mill-klassi Premier. Matul l-aħħar tas-sena l-oħra kif ukoll il-bidu ta’ din is-sena s-sidien Maltin xtraw ħafna żwiemel ta’ klassi ogħlja u l-qabża fil-kwalita qed tiġi riflessa fit-tiġrijiet ta’ l-ogħla kategorija. Fost dawk li ħa jiġru nhar il-Ħadd hemm 8 debuttanti kif ukoll żwiemel li diġa naqqxu reputazzjoni lokalment bħar-rebbieħ tat-Tazza l-Kbira tas-sena l-oħra Cloria Victis, ir-rebbieħ tat-Tazza tal-President tas-sena l-oħra Pedro Vici u r-rebbieh tat-Tazza l-Kbira 2013 Nabab du Chatelet. Hemm ukoll l-aktar żewġ t’iżwiemel veloċi ta’ Malta – Orcas Bac u Prieure it-tnejn li huma għandhom fidhom ir-rekords tad-distanzi 1640m u 2140m.

Iż-żwiemel l-oħra bejniethom rebħu ħafna tiġrijiet u anke unuri li mpossibli jissemmew kollha. Dan kollu jixhed li għal darb’oħra t-Tazza l-Kbira ser toffri dak l-ispettaklu li kulħadd ikun qed jistenna. Wara kollox dan huwa l-unur li kull sid u ġerrej jaspira li jnaqqax ismu fuqu meta jkollu żiemel ta’ l-ogħla kategorija.

Dawk l-24 żiemel li ser jikkwalifikaw mill-programm tal-Ħadd jiġru f’żewġ semi finali li jsiru nhar Ħadd il-Għid il-5 t’April bil-finali ta’ tnax il-żiemel issir ħmistax wara l-Ħadd 19 t’April.

Il-programm tal-Ħadd jibda fis-13:30 u l-heats tat-Tazza l-Kbira jibdew fis-2:25 pm. Id-distanza ta’ dan il-Kampjonat hija bħas-soltu 2640m.

Lorraine Cunningham
Public Relations & Media Officer
Malta Racing Club
Malta Trot Racing is 7 years old!!!( Friday, 6th February, 2015 - 08:20 )
A project started back on the 5th February 2008, our website is now 7 years old. Our website now holds 2506 horses and 741 different drivers as well as a staggering 453 racing meetings and 4024 races.

This has become a massive peace of work which is not always easy to maintain. However the support of all those who advertise with us, as well as the huge amount of following we have both from Maltese and Gozitans as well as many foreigners, helps us to keep on going in updating and maintaining our website.

On this 7th Anniversary since the start of this project we would like to Thank YOU for your support!!

Official Calendar January to July 2015( Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 - 15:33 )
The Official Malta Racing Club Calendar is now available.

Find it in the appropriate section on your left or click on the image below.

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Photo by Malta Trot Racing( Sunday, 18th January, 2015 - 13:49 )
Yet another photo by Malta Trot Racing was chosen by the Malta Racing to feature on the horse racing bulletin for the year 2015.

We are as always more than happy to contribute to our horse racing scene by providing all the free material necessary to the Maltese horse racing club.


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Attention!!! The SEASON 2015 is now ON( Sunday, 18th January, 2015 - 13:44 )
Today 18th January 2015 marks the beginning of the new season 2015.

Malta Trot Racing would like to wish all Owners, Drivers and Horse Racing Enthusiasts a successful year ahead.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015( Wednesday, 31st December, 2014 - 18:13 )
Johnnie Walker Cup Final on Sunday( Saturday, 1st November, 2014 - 15:20 )
The Johnnie Walker Cup Final is going to be held next Sunday. This year this was open to Category Gold trot horses for which 41 enlisted to participate.

Four heats were held on Friday 17th October from which 20 horses went on to the semi finals raced yesterday and now we have the names of the 10 horses that will take part next Sunday in the final. This will be the 7th race of the programme starting at 16:00 hours and over the 2140m distance.

The total prize money in this final is 1600 Euro with the winner getting 900 Euro. Four trophies were also commissioned for the occasion and the winning horse will also get a commemorative blanket. Apart from this the winning owner will receive a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the second placed a Johnnie Walker Platinum, the third a Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve and the fourth placed will receive a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black Label.

The Johnnie Walker Cup is one of the oldest trophies associated with local horse racing. Many think that this trophy has always been just for flat racing but in fact this is not true. Actually it was the first ever championship held for trotters when the new track was inaugurated. Three heats were held on 24th May 1981 which were won by Faci de Beauzeval, Flaminius and Fust with the latter going on to win the final on 7th June 1981 driven by the legendary Anthony Cassar (In-Noqqu).

This prestigious trophy had been inaugurated in 1939 and in these recent years it had been associated with the local thoroughbred racing. Last year this was won by Kimberley Downs partnered by Michael Sultana.

After last year’s huge success the sponsors M.Demajo (Wines & Spirits) Ltd through their Marketing Manager Mr Alfred Braddick, decided that this year they wanted something different and on a larger scale so it was decided that this year the Johnnie Walker Cup will be associated with trotters of the Gold Category.

Today the draws for the numbers behind the autostart we done in front of participating owners and drivers. This is always one of the determining factors of a race and very important for everyone.

1. New Star D.K.
2.Panda des Fleches
3.Sigurd Speed
4.P.A.Surprise
5.Markus Klipp
6.Reader Jyl
7.Quito de Femisson
8.Argus Hanover
9.Obelix Molgard
10.Veikko Hornline



Press Release
Malta Racing Club
RACES CANCELLED( Saturday, 11th October, 2014 - 11:19 )
AVVIZ IMPORTANTI LIS-SIDIEN, SEWWIEQA U DILETTANTI

Il-Kunsill tal- Malta Racing Club jixtieq javza lil kulhadd li l-programm ta' tigrijiet li kellu jsir ghada fil-korsa tal-Marsa issa gie ikkancellat peress li jidher li l-korsa m'hiex fi stat adekwat li jsiru t-tigrijiet.

Jixtieq javza li kitba gdida hija miftuha ghall-Klassijiet kollha ghada l-Hadd u nhar it-Tnejn ghal zewg programmi li se jsiru l-Gimgha 17 u l-Hadd 19 t'Ottubru. Il-poloz jitilghu t-Tlieta filghodu u dawk kollha li kellhom il-kitba mhallsa ghal ghada din issa giet ikkreditata fil-kont taghhom.

Il-kitba se tkun kif gej:
Premier - Heats ghat-Tazza tal-President 2140m jingrew il-Hadd
Gold - Heats ghat-Tazza Johnnie Walker 2140m jingrew il-Gimgha
Silver, Bronze u Copper tigrijiet kwalifikattivi ghal Condition Races 2140m - Kampjonat tal-Harifa jingrew il-Gimgha u l-Hadd

Minn nhar it-Tnejn fil-korsa ser jergghu jsiru xoghlijiet ta' manutenzjoni sabiex it-tigrijiet isiru fi tmiem il-Gimgha.

Nirringrazzjaw lil kulhadd tal-koperazzjoni

Malta Racing Club

(English Version)
The Malta Racing Club would like to announce that the racing meeting that was to be held next Sunday 12th October has been CANCELLED due to the fact that the race track is deemed unfit for competitive racing. This means that next racing meetings will be held Friday 17th and Sunday 19th October.

Those horse that already registered for the first racing meeting had their registration credited will be maintained whilst others can go register at the club to race this Sunday and also on Monday. The racing numbers will be drawn on Tuesday in the afternoon.

Registration is as follows:
Premier - Heats for the President's Cup - 2140m (to be run on Sunday 19th)
Gold - Hears for the Johnnie Walker Cup - 2140m (to be run on Friday 17th)
Silver, Bronze and Copper - will run for Condition Races - 2140m

As from next Monday there will be works going about in the track in order to have the races run on Friday.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Malta Racing Club

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