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Photo Of The Day No.611
with owner Albert Debono

Post COVID-19 Calendar is Here( Saturday, 11th July, 2020 - 19:47 )
We were so accustomed to having a calendar set at the start of the year but this year everything got bust due to COVID-19. The Malta Racing Club however worked on re-arranging the calendar to make up for the 4 month stop between March and July.

This is a redrafted calendar in which we can note that gladly enough the Malta Racing Club kept all planned Championships. Click on the image below for a larger complete version of the calendar.

Racing Suspended due to COVID-19( Thursday, 12th March, 2020 - 14:07 )
Upon the instructions of the Maltese Health Authoritiesm the Malta Racing Club had to suspend racing indefinitely. All of this has been done in order to preserve the safety of each and everyone during the course of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Whilst wishing every one lots of health and safety, we at Malta Trot Racing will be keeping you updated when the health authorities green light the return of racing to our islands. Till then #stayhome #staysafe

Calendar 2020 is Out( Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 - 19:54 )
The first part of the Year 2020 is planned out. In our calendar you can find all the racing days for the upcoming 6 months.
September to December 2019 racing calendar( Friday, 30th August, 2019 - 14:32 )
The Malta Racing Club published the Calendar for the second part of the year 2019.

BOV TAZZA L-KBIRA 2019( Saturday, 20th April, 2019 - 02:50 )
Horse owners participating in the final of this year`s BOV Tazza l-Kbira drew the starting numbers for their horses during a press conference held at the Malta Racing Club.

The 12 finalists were determined from 72 top category trotters in Malta following a series of heats and two semi finals. The BOV Tazza l-Kbira is the most prestigious race in the local horse racing calendar and to keep with tradition it is raced of the 2640m distance. The prestige of this historic race goes beyond the fact that it has the biggest prize pot of all the Malta Racing Club races.

Edwin Borg, Chairman of the Malta Racing Club together with Charles Azzopardi Executive PR and Marketing at Bank of Valletta assisted the drawing of the starting numbers which was done by the owners themselves.

MRC Chairman acknowledged the importance of this draw stating that this sometimes determined one`s chances especially if a horse is adamant on going to the front or does not like being boxed in. Whilst anyone of the 12 horses can be the winner, the sure thing is that this year it will be a new horse that will put its name on the prestigious trophy.

The passion shown by the owners, drivers and all those involved in this sporting discipline is exemplary and we are glad to again be supporting this prestigious event said Mr Azzopardi. Sports is an integral part of Bank of Valletta`s active participation in the community in which we operate and we take the opportunity to wish all the participants all the best for the final of the BOV Tazza l-Kbira.

The final of the BOV Tazza l-Kbira will be held on Sunday 28th April and as usual a special entertainment programme is being prepared.

Track Resurfacing Finished ( Friday, 19th April, 2019 - 00:40 )
Between Monday 15th and Thursday 18th, works were going on at the track for the laying of the new much needed surface.

The track will now be open on Friday 19th morning till 9:30am and thereof on the usual hours as off Saturday 20th.

Calendar 2019 is out( Monday, 31st December, 2018 - 04:44 )
The Malta Racing Club published the Calendar for the year 2019.

Season`s Greetings( Tuesday, 25th December, 2018 - 00:06 )
Off and Trotting again on Friday 21st September 2018( Friday, 31st August, 2018 - 06:07 )
As customary on our islands, official horse racing stops during the hot Summer days of August and early September. The Malta Racing Club has now issued the Racing Calendar of the second part of the 2018 racing year. Please find the racing dates in the calendar.

Ut de Dompierre repeats in the MRTL Summer Championship Final – 29 th July by Magnat( Saturday, 11th August, 2018 - 08:54 )
After dominating the Le Prix de Vincennes final in June, Ut de Dompierre was again at its best to win its second Maltese top class trot championship, the Malta Race Track Limited Premier class Summer Championship final on the longer 2,640m distance.

Driven impeccably by Michael Ellul, this 10 year old French trotter left no doubt about its intentions shooting ahead as soon as the autostart closed its gates, followed by Un Marceaux and Truscott du Guepre, with the other horses bunched together.

Once he took the rails, Michael Ellul paced the race for Ut de Dompierre keeping the helm at a constant speed but without overdoing it.

The race however came to life around 1,200m from the end, when favourite Okay dei Ronchi left its mid-field position and sprinted three wide to creep up to third place behind stablemate Truscott du Guepre.

This move made Ut de Dompierre increase the pace to up the stakes on its followers. However those who thought that this was this horse`s top gear were proved wrong with half a lap to go, when Michael Ellul requested and obtained a strong sprint from its charge to increase its lead to two and a half lengths from the ever-present Truscott du Guepre, Lajos Cella and Okay dei Ronchi.

From then on it was game-over as Ut de Dompierre maintained its sprint to the end with a triumphal march down the final straight, unperturbed by its competitors, winning comfortably by around two lengths from the strong-finishing Okay dei Ronchi (Rodney Gatt), followed by Lajos Cella (Paul Galea), Truscott du Guepre (Jesmar Gafa) and Un Amour du Pont (Andrew Farrugia) in that order.

Thus Stephen and Alfred Ciangura`s Ut de Dompierre was the clear winner of this year`s MRTL Summer Championship Premier class final, claiming its fifth seasonal win in the joint seasonal best time on the 2,640m distance of 1`14`3 per kilometre.

Here under find a quick link to the video of the race:

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