Trainer: M. Gilbert Rousset

Gilbert Rousset once again successfully defended his crown in 2018. It was his third straight title and the second time he has made it three in-a-row after 2009 to 2011.

Under his tutelage, Great Gusto (1987), Mr Brock (2008) and Disa Leader (2010) have all been crowned Horse Of The Year.

He has the most wins of any trainer at Champ de Mars, and he managed to score his 800th win on Maiden Cup day in 2017. He will look to win a fourth consecutive title in 2019, which looks an achievable feat by his standards.

Trainer since: 1987 (Absent in 1995)

Stables: Rousset and Maigrot (1987)

Record (as at December 31st 2018): 858 wins and 1919 places for 5795 nominations, and gains amounting to Rs 164,839,200

Best Season: Champion trainer in 1987, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018


Jockey: N. Juglall

Trainer: M. Gilbert Rousset


Past performances

Year Eff Winners Rank Entries Wins 2nd 3rd 4th Unplaced Stakes Money (Rs) Cups %1sts Seq1 Seq2
2018 40 25 1 216 47 28 36 19 86 13539000 21 21.8 11 0
2017 35 24 1 229 41 44 34 31 79 12872500 19 17.9 19 4
2016 41 22 1 266 49 55 36 36 90 15633000 36 18.4 13 5
2015 39 24 2 250 51 39 43 25 92 12506500 31 20.4 13 2
2014 42 24 3 254 45 37 39 30 103 11268000 28 17.7 21 3
2013 40 21 1 261 47 39 42 19 114 12624000 34 18.0 11 7
2012 43 22 2 263 50 40 29 31 113 14417000 28 19.0 15 3

List of horses

# Horse Pedigree Age Rating
1 Ten Gun Salute HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) - LADY BIRD BLUE (AUS) 6 76
2 Yankee Captain CAPTAIN AL - BUDDING BEAUTY 6 73
3 Dawn Raid LATERAL (GB) - DAWN CHORUS (SNL) 6 70
4 King's County COUNT DUBOISN(GB) - BAY CHERRY (ZIM) 4 57
5 Ovation Award STAGELIGHT (IRE) - SLIGHTLY BLONDE 3 52
6 Mambo Rock MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) - ALMOND STAR (USA) 4 49
7 Red Line Captain CAPTAIN AL - THIN RED LINE (AUS) 4 48
8 Senatla POTALA PALACE - IMPRESSEF 3 48
9 Iditarod Trail GO DEPUTY (USA) - IDITAROD 3 45
10 Tower Of Wisdom SILVANO (GER) - ES LA VIDA 4 44
11 Maxamore GREYS INN (USA) - BELLA NOTTE 5 43
12 Kapteinspandiseile JUDPOT (USA) - SUNSET SAILS 5 42
13 Mind Blowing HORSE CHESTNUT - BUTTERFLY WORLD 4 42
14 Jals Tiger TIGER RIDGE (USA) - ATLANTIC BEACH 4 41
15 Riding Shotgun BRAVE TIN SOLDIER (USA) - SHIYABEKHALA 4 40
16 Top Of The Rock ROCK OF ROCHELLE (USA) - SUN BLAZER 6 39
17 Cyber Special ASHAAWES (USA) - CYBER TOY 3 39
18 The Brass Bell HARD SPUN (USA) - BAL DES SIRENES (IRE) 5 36
19 Mr Hardy BEZRIN (USA) - HOLD MY HEART 4 36
20 Iron Wolf QUERARI (GER) - SPANISH VIXEN 4 35
21 Patrol Officer TRAFFIC GUARD (USA) - RAINBOW LADY 3 34
22 Captain My Captain CAPTAIN AL - JUVENESCENT (USA) 4 33
23 Aspara WESTERN WINTER (USA) - LETSIMPRESS (USA) 6 31
24 Taranaki BYWORD (GB) - URABAMBA 4 31
25 It Doesn't Matter NATIONAL EMBLEM - HER EXCELLENCY (AUS) 6 30
26 Bypass BYWORD (GB) - JAPRODISCO 4 30
27 Paddingtons Luck DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE) - LET'S TRY AGAIN (BRZ) 3 30
28 J J's Captain CAPTAIN AL - JAMALAYA (IRE) 3 29
29 Senor's Guest JUDPOT (USA) - MODEL GUEST 3 26
30 Fury KAHAL (GB) - JULIETTA 5 25
31 Flying Arrow CAPTAIN AL - HAPPY ARCHER (AUS) 3 23
32 Hometown Hero PHILANTHROPIST (USA) - MISS MONEYBAGS 4 22
33 Blazing Heart PHILANTHROPIST (USA) - SOLAR BLAZE 4 14