RE/MAX Malta has sponsored one of the important flat horseracing championships in the local calendar, the Mediterranean Derby. The winner of this event is presented with the prestigious trophy, which was originally commissioned in 1857 as an Ascot prize for the winner of the 1858 Ascot Cup. The championships were held earlier this month at the Malta Racing Club.
The sponsorships forms part of RE/MAX Malta’s commitment to support local sporting events and forms part of the Company’s corporate social responsibility programme.
The race, which is in its 8th edition exceeded all expectations culminating into a highly competitive race with almost a photo finish. The winner, Priveledged Boy, won the race for the second time. The young jockey Trafford Vella was thrilled with the triumph having only partnered with Privledged boy 6 times previously.
The trophy was presented to Sarah Clews, owner of the horse and Trafford Vella by Dr. Matthew Brincat, President of the Malta Racing Club and Kevin and Jeff Buttigieg Regional Directors of RE/MAX Malta.