Sunday is the big day for the Emirates’ Tazza l-Kbira

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 12:00

The Malta Racing Club will be holding the final race of Emirates’ It-Tazza l-Kbira on Sunday at the horse racing track in Marsa.

The prestigious Easter period horse racing trophy, It-Tazza l-Kbira, will go to the winning horse which this Sunday beats the other nine qualifying competitors in the race. The finalists vying to outdo each other in the 2640m Autostart race are:

MRC Chairman Dr Matthew Brincat and Emirates Manager for Malta & Cyprus, Mr Paul Fleri Soler holding the Emirates branded horse blanket

1. IN VITRO DU BOURG
2. ACES AMERIC
3. LYS DE L’OASIS
4. KAKISIS
5. LE BON MAYENNAIS
6. LOULOU DU LAMEE
7. ISOLATED
8. L’IDEAL DE FERSAN
9. JAMES DE L’ITOL
10. LOVER BOY INDEX

The winner will be awarded the coveted It-Tazza l-Kbira for a year. The total prize money is €3,900, consisting of a first prize of €2,500, €800 for the runner-up; €400 for the third place and €200 for the fourth place. The first four places will all get a trophy.

An Emirates branded horse blanket will also be presented to the winning horse.

The prize-given ceremony will be carried out by Emirates Manager for Malta & Cyprus, Mr Paul Fleri Soler. This is the second year running that Emirates Airline is partnering up with the Malta Racing.

Mr Fleri Soler said: “Emirates has been attracted to this sponsorship for two main reasons, horse racing in Malta enjoys a longstanding tradition among the thousands of Maltese enthusiasts, and secondly, the prestigious It-Tazza l-Kbira is the only horse racing event in Malta that is open to all trotters and classes. Therefore through this competition we will know the best horse and the best jockey for trotting in Malta for 2010.”

This Final, happening on Sunday, will be held on the 141st anniversary since the first race meeting was organised at the Malta Racing Club, way back in 1869.

Speaking on behalf of the drivers and supporters of the sport, MRC Chairman Dr Matthew Brincat thanked Emirates Airline for providing the necessary financial support. “By supporting It-Tazza l-Kbira, Emirates is backing a meaningful tradition for the Maltese horse racing community and in return it will be generating further interest in such prestigious events backed by Emirates as the Dubai World Cup and the Melbourne Cup,” he said.

Sunday’s meeting starts at 2.00pm with 8 races on the card. The final, the seventh in the programme, starts at 4.30 pm.





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