2nd February 2010
The draws for the Finals of the Swedish U*Bet HorseRacing Championship were held at the premises of the Malta Racing Club in Marsa. All Swedish-born horses registered with the club were eligible to participate or this Championship, which started on Sunday 10th January with a number of qualifying Heats. Five exiting Finals are scheduled for this Sunday covering all classes, i.e. Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Premier.
During the draws, Dr. Matthew Brincat, the Malta Racing Club chairman, said “the Malta Racing Club is very proud to organise this championship for the second year running, which once again proved to be very popular with local horse racing enthusiasts.” Dr. Brincat continued “Swedish imports registered with the Club have increased considerable in the last few years, with more and more horses are nowadays coming from Sweden.” Dr. Brincat also noted that “the level of racing in the semi-finals and heats stages was of the highest levels, and this augurs well for an exciting day next Sunday, as all 5 Finals should be heavily contested by all participants.”
Mr. Mario Cassar, MALTCO LOTTERIES’ General Director, said that “he was very please with the outcome and interest shown in the last few weeks for this Horseracing Championship sponsorship”. U*BET horseracing has been in operation for over 2 years with a link to Swedish horse races shown live in some of MALTCO LOTTERIES outlets both in the afternoon and evenings on weekdays with one of the most renowned race V75, held every Saturday. Mr Cassar added “this is the second year that MALTCO and the Malta Racing Club are working together in promoting Swedish Horses racing in Malta”.
After the draw both Mr. Cassar and Dr. Brincat thanked all participants and wished the best of luck to all owners and drivers involved.