Eight Maltese Drivers in France for the annual “Prix de Malte” event

Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 20:14

A Malta Racing Club delegation headed by the club’s Marketing Director Mr. Mark Vella, and Mr.Paul Borg, Club’s secretary, today Thursday 19th November have flown out to France for the annual Maltese and French horse-racing race, the “Prix de Malte”.  The top eight drivers representing the Maltese islands are Mr. Noel Baldacchino, Mr. Charles Camilleri, Mr. Charlo Debono, Mr. Tony Demanuele, Mr. Julian Farrugia, Mr. Rodney Gatt, Mr. Brian Hili and Mr. Darren Mizzi.

All eight drivers will participate in the “Prix de Malte”, a 2050mt race, this Saturday, 21st November, at the Hippodrome de Cordemais in France.  The race should prove to be a competitive event between Maltese and some of the top drivers in France. During last year’s event three Maltese drivers topped the first three positions, with Charles Camilleri leading, followed by Michael Ellul and Julian Farrugia.

Mr. Mark Vella, before leaving to France, said that “he is very proud to be heading this Maltese delegation in France, and that the drivers have a difficult task to emulate last year’s performance.

A number of official meetings have also been scheduled between Malta Racing Club officials and Jacques Chartier, Racing Manager SECF and Mr Benoit Fabrega, SECF Chargé de mission Cellule Internationale.  Mr. Vella continued to say that “ the club’s aim is to continue to strengthen the existing excellent ties between the Malta Racing Club and the SECF in France.”

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