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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
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 )

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
Racing Calendar October to December 2014 now out!!( Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 - 00:37 )
With a couple of weeks to go before the return to racing, we are now able to give you a glimpse as to which will be the racing days in program.

Click on this image below to open the full calendar or find it in our appropriate section on your left hand side.

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Back On Track!!!( Thursday, 25th September, 2014 - 09:04 )
Now that the works on the track surface are finished, we are already looking ahead for the return of the racing season for the second part of this year. With the 1st meeting planned for the 10th October after a long Summer recess, we are now surely awaiting the return of some serious business.

See you at the track very soon!!!

Malta Trot Racing

Maltese horse racing enthusiasts mourn Twanny Bugeja( Thursday, 18th September, 2014 - 10:17 )
It is with great regret that we announce that one of the best known people in our sports passed away yesterday the 17th September 2014. Twanny Bugeja has been involved in the horse racing scene on our islands for the past 35 years and was a contributor as a horse racing journalist with his articles about our sports on newspapers such as L-Orizzont and Sunday newspaper T-Torca. Twanny Bugeja is without any doubt synonymous with the television program KORSA, featuring horse racing in Malta, which he conducted on the national television station for many years, and more so, for having been the racing commentator at the track for numerous years.

It is undoubtedly a sad day for our sport and as Malta Trot Racing we would like to pass our deepest condolences to his wife and children as well as his family members.

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