Friday, 6 August 2010

Trotting in Malta


The card says on the back "Horse racing, a popular weekend sport between October and May".  I believe the races are usually held on a Sunday. I do like the man with his race card and pencil behind his ear, a familiar sight  in any race course in the world.

Although Malta does have a few flat racing events its main sporting interest are these trotting races. The top Maltese horse racing driver  for 2009 was Charles Camilleri, and he is not resting for the summer because he will be competing in the 5th leg of the Prix de la Mediterranee in France this Friday. Malta is lying third in the competition at the moment. The cup is contested between the countries of France, Malta, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Russia and Algeria.


Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy is our hostess for Postal Friendship Friday

 

5 comments:

viridian said...

Great card, thanks for sharing!!! Happy PFF.

Sheila said...

It's odd how trotting is very popular in some countries and not in others. I know it's popular in France but hadn't been aware of Malta or the others.

Snap said...

When I think of horse racing, I very rarely think of trotting. I always thought it looked so elegant!! Enjoyed the card. Happy PFF!

Irene said...

This is a great card, thanks for all the info too, I have a good friend that is Maltese and she never talks about racing. I pictured this island very small, according to her.

Mary said...

They say there are no coincidence - but I just met someone from Malta today at breakfast. (cue the trippy music). Not a place that usually comes up twice in a day, let alone a month.