The Project

In October 2015 a request for proposal (RFP) was issued by the Government for the regenaration project of the Marsa Race Track – a dream that every horse owner and spectator had been waiting for. One submission was eventually received that of Marsa Race Track Limited.

Naturally a project of this magnitude requires a long process especially as it was being considered a prototype not only locally but also internationally.

Finally on July 2019 a Parliamentary resolution was unanimously approved for the project to go ahead and during a press conference on 23 rd July, Hon Clifton Grima who was then the Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Youths, Sport and Voluntary Organisations announced a €28 million investment for the regeneration of the Marsa Race Track.

The project was not just the racetrack itself and the existing Polo pitch but was to include facilities for different equestrian sports. It was to become a place where everyone could practice different equestrian sports whether it was harness racing, flat racing, pony racing, polo, show
jumping, dressage, horse shows and events. Modern stabling facilities were to be built with training and rehab facilities that would ensure the welfare and well being of the horses.

Apart from all this the complex is to comprise a modern Grandstand, working offices, food and beverage outlets, a shopping mall and business centre. To compliment all this a multi storey carpark is also to provide adequate parking facilities.

In October 2019 this was followed by the filing of the outline permit which eventually led to the signing of the concession on 18 th February 2022. This was followed by the rebranding of the Marsa Race Course to The Malta Equidrome.

This is the beginning of our story and this is our vision.

Projected Timeline (based on issuing of relevant permits by Planning Authority)

July 2024 to
December 2025

Equestrian Arena, Stabling & Paddock Area

Old Race Track Embellishment

July 2024 to
December 2024

June 2024 to
October 2025

Main Race Track resurfacing and Polo Pitch

Ex MRC Clubhouse & New Office Buildings

2025 to 2026

2025 to

Main Grandstand

Commercial Centre
& Car Park

2025 to 2028