Trainer: M. Henri Maingard

Formerly an engineer in the automobile industry, Ricky Maingard made his name as a trainer in South Africa. He met with plenty of success, including in prestigious races such as the July Handicap. After 40 years, he decided to return to Mauritius to continue his career.

Since debuting in 2007, he has not been slow to show what he is capable of and has managed to taste victory in all four classic races.

Horses such as Ice Axe – winner of the very first edition of the Group 1 MTC Bicentenary Trophy and 2012 Maiden Cup – Tales Of Bravery, Casey’s War, One Cool Dude, Alitalia and Parachute Man have all won very important races for Ricky Maingard.

This veteran trainer will be expecting better things for this season after a challenging 2018.

Trainer since: 2007 (in Mauritius)

Stable : Maingard

Record (as at December 31st 2018) 321 wins and 837 places for 2255 nominations with gains amounting to Rs 90,189,500

Best season : 2012 (35 wins and 78 placings for 207 runners and Stakesmoney amounting to Rs 14,057,500)

Jockey: D. Holland

Trainer: M. Henri Maingard


Past performances

Year Eff Winners Rank Entries Wins 2nd 3rd 4th Unplaced Stakes Money (Rs) Cups %1sts Seq1 Seq2
2018 34 12 10 170 20 8 21 24 97 5066000 7 11.8 23 4
2017 33 15 6 184 21 14 22 31 96 5858000 13 11.4 22 2
2016 35 19 3 182 32 16 26 25 83 10026000 17 17.6 18 1
2015 36 19 4 205 35 29 26 21 94 8684000 25 17.1 23 0
2014 35 19 5 186 35 27 22 22 80 8620000 21 18.8 20 5
2013 39 16 5 219 24 35 39 23 98 8831000 16 11.0 45 1
2012 36 18 3 207 35 29 27 22 94 14057500 23 16.9 12 9

List of horses

# Horse Pedigree Age Rating
1 Perovskia RUSSIAN SAGE - WHAT A GAL 6 71
2 Alshibaa STREET CRY (IRE) - ASHEERAH (AUS) 5 65
3 Argo Solo ARGONAUT - PARK LANE 6 62
4 Ideal Secret IDEAL WORLD (USA) - GOLDEN SECRET 5 61
5 Pera Palace IMPERIAL STRIDE (GB) - PERFECT GUEST 5 58
6 Speed Limit HORSE CHESTNUT - STRIKE FIRST 7 56
7 Afdeek EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - ALBAKOOR 5 54
8 Spring Man MARCHFIELD (CAN) - DIORELLE 5 46
9 Raheeb BOLD SILVANO - YOU BELONG TO ME (USA) 6 45
10 Skip The Red GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - PEONIE PARADISE 6 38
11 Memphis Mafia LECTURE (USA) - OLYMPIC SPECIAL 7 34
12 Greenflashsunset GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - CHAMPERS 6 32
13 Why Wouldn't Yew DAN DE LAGO (AUS) - YEW WOOD 5 31
14 Dark Force REBEL KING - FOLIES TREVIES 6 30
15 Silver Heritage SILVANO (GER) - HERITAGE WOOD 4 29
16 Mr Green Street GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - TERSINA 4 27
17 Mr Bombastic VISIONAIRE (USA) - CELEBRATION 4 25
18 Icebreaker WHAT A WINTER - ROSE RESERVE 4 25
19 Bound By Duty POMODORO - SADDLE ME UP 3 25
20 Groban MARCHFIELD (CAN) - SOPRANO SINGER - 25
21 Rebel Alliance SEVENTH ROCK (USA) - ALLIANCE ONE 6 24
22 Redwood Valley ASHAAWES (USA) - PINE FOREST 6 24
23 Pop The Question WARM WHITE NIGHT - TICKLE MY FANCY 6 24
24 Lady's Knight BOLD SILVANO - NITEINBLACKSILK 4 24
25 Rocketeer MUHTAFAL (USA) - BADGERINE 6 22
26 Torpedo Officer SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) - NUNAVIK 5 22
27 Double Gratitude TWICE OVER (GB) - PRAYERS FOR RAIN (IRE) - 21
28 Star Of Kazan VISIONAIRE (USA) - NOJOOM 5 18
29 Hit The Green GIMMETHEGREENLIHHT (AUS) - GREENDALE 4 18
30 Indian Tractor WARM WHITE NIGHT - THE CAT RETURNS (AUS) 6 12