The return of the Johnnie Walker Cup
On the 10th November 2013, 5 horses jockeyed for gold over a distance of 2250m in the Johnnie Walker Cup at the Marsa Race Track. The Johnnie Walker cup is a prestigious trophy dating back to 1939 and although for a good number of years it remained only in the showcases of the Malta Racing Club, these last years it was being used during the Mediterranean Championship for flat racing jockeys which Malta used to host on the 31st March.
This year’s race saw five participants and the prize money was €600 for the winner, and €300 and €150 being given to the 2nd and 3rd placed respectively.
The winner of the last edition of the Johnnie Walker Cup, Ollie Fliptrik, shared the starting gate with the current Mediterranean Derby Winner Kimberly Downs, who took the gold in this prestigious race. Timolin (Charles Pace) rode to second, followed by Ollie Fliptrik (Sarah Borg) and Friarscourt (Matthew Mallia).
M. Demajo (Wines &Spirits) Ltd, the sponsor of the race, also awarded a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue to the winner, with the second place receiving a bottle of Johnnie Walker Platinum and the third placed a bottle of Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve. Trophies were also given to the owners of the first three horses and the winner received a commemorative blanket.