Friday 11th December 2015
PMU Races

Next Sunday is Republic Day and at the Marsa Race Track we will be having one of the most important meetings of the season consisting of five Le Trot Championship Finals.  Three of these finals will be PMU Races transmitted live all over Europe and America with bets being taken from these countries. The Le Trot Championship is sponsored by the French Trotting Association for French horses racing in Malta.

This is the third time that such a programme is being held in Malta with the first three races on 14th December last year and another four races on 7th June of this year.

Sunday’s programme starts at 3:10 pm with the first five races being normal ones over the short distance of 1640m. The first final for Copper horses starts at 5:15 followed by the Bronze final. The most important and awaited final of the programme is the Prix de Vincennes for our top category horses and this is also the first of the three PMU races starting at 6:15 pm.  The Gold and Silver finals end the racing programme and these are also PMU races. A total of €26,405 in prize money will be distributed during this programme apart from trophies to the first four finishers in each of the five finals.

 For the occasion, the Malta Racing Club, in collaboration with PMU, will be offering a series of promotions. Upon entering the racetrack everyone will be given a loyalty card to be used in the Malta Racing Club Tote. The card will be stamped for each trio or forecast bet placed. The stamps can be exchanged for promotional gifts like pens, caps, bags, sunglasses and free bets.  Apart from this each full card entitles its holder to take part in a draw for one of ten PMU binoculars.

All those present will also be given the opportunity to experience driving a race at Vincennes through wearing the Oculus goggles whilst sitting on a sulky. We encourage all those present to be part of this unique experience.

During Sunday’s programme, there will be present volunteers from Solidarjeta’ bl-Isport to collect funds for l-Istrina. We count on everyone’s generosity. The driving suit of world renowned driver Jos Verbeeck will also be auctioned off starting from €500. We hope that this is sold off for a handsome sum as all proceeds will be going towards l-Istrina.

Lorraine Cunningham

Public Relations & Media Officer

Malta Racing Club