Trainer: M. Shyam Hurchund

Shyam Hurchund became a trainer in 2016. Previously, he lived in South Africa, where he was studying engineering and which also led him to work in Horse-Racing.

An owner of horses, he then studied the workings of horse training. Following this, he became assistant-trainer to Tony Rivalland - who is also of Mauritian origin - in 2008.

As 2016 was his first season as a fully fledged trainer, Shyam Hurchund considered it as a year of adaptation, rather than a year with high expectations.

If 2017 and 2018 were somewhat tricky campaigns, it was a complete contrast in 2019 for this young trainer. He finished third in the Trainers' Championship, training 40 winners - the most out of any trainer - and leading Opera Royal to two Group 3 wins and the Stayers' Championship.

Trainer since: 2016

Stable: S.Hurchund

Record (as at 31st December 2019): 52 wins and 140 places for 480 nominations and gains amounting to Rs 14,627,000

Best Season: Third in 2019 (40 wins and 76 places for 170 nominations and gains amounting to Rs 10,910,000)

Jockey:

Trainer: M. Shyam Hurchund


Past performances

Year Eff Winners Rank Entries Wins 2nd 3rd 4th Unplaced Stakes Money (Rs) Cups %1sts Seq1 Seq2
2019 34 19 3 170 40 34 24 18 54 10910000 15 23.5 20 8
2018 19 3 15 86 5 3 7 4 67 1346000 3 5.8 28 10
2017 34 3 14 135 3 5 8 12 107 1051000 3 2.2 49 35
2016 26 4 12 89 4 8 8 9 60 1320000 3 4.5 28 23

List of horses

# Horse Pedigree Age Rating
1 Opera Royal ORATORIO (IRE) - FAKAZI 6 72
2 Triple Fate Line MASTER OF MY FATE - TINA'S TRIP 5 57
3 Rap Attack GO DEPUTY (USA) - AQUILA RAPAX 8 52
4 Silken Prince POTALA PALACE - SILKY LILY 5 51
5 All About The Bass WARM WHITE NIGHT - ALL THE NINES 5 48
6 Wild Horizon FORT WOOD (USA) - SETTING SUN 8 47
7 Lemon Drop Shot MASTER OF MY FATE - LEMON DROP GIRL 5 46
8 Sugoi NOORDHOEK FLYER - MARI 5 45
9 Moonrise Sensation VAR (USA) - EARN THE MOON 7 42
10 Gunston SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) - JO PIPER 5 42
11 Lighthearted GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - FAIRYINTHEWOODS 4 42
12 Bonnie Prince PATHFORK (USA) - SOUND THE FLUTE 7 41
13 Bye Bye Rocket ROCK OF ROCHELLE (USA) - BYE BYE 5 41
14 Mac 'n Scar BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA) - SEVEN VEILS 5 41
15 Varside VAR (USA) - RAMBO'S LOVE 6 40
16 Cash Call GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - SHE'S ON FIRE 5 40
17 Captain Gone Wild CAPTAIN AL - GONE WILD 5 39
18 Itdawnedonme AWAIT THE DAWN (USA) - CHEKECHE 6 38
19 The Jazz Singer NOBLE TUNE (USA) - ON THE WING 5 37
20 Zenzero BYWORD (GB) - FALAN 6 29
21 Brooklyn's Choice CAPTAIN OF ALL - RED AZALEA (AUS) 4 29
22 Walls Of Dubrovnik FENCING MASTER (GB) - ZRINSKI 3 29
23 Adamo CURVED BALL (AUS) - BOSTON BELLE 5 28
24 Remy Brunnel TIME THIEF (AUS) - DIAMOND EXPRESS 4 26
25 Emblem Of Hope CAPTAIN OF ALL - ETERNAL SUNSHINE - 26
26 Free To Win CAPETOWN NOIR - BINDELLA - 26
27 Captain Scabiosa CAPTAIN OF ALL - PIN CUSHION - 26
28 The Hitman ACT OF WAR - TIGERESS DANCE - 26
29 Remus VAR (USA) - JOSHUA'S MISTRESS 3 25
30 Giant Cruise EIGHTFOLD PATH (AUS) - MARKANAWA (NZ) 4 21
31 Gone Rogue GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - LONDON NIECE 3 21
32 Mauritius SOFT FALLING RAIN - VALHALLA 3 21
33 Brabanzio EIGHTFOLD PARK (USA0 - DESDEMONA 3 21
34 Time Is Gold TIME THIEF (AUS) - DEAR SISSY (ARG) 4 20
35 Looney Bin JAY PEG - GINGER CAT 4 20
36 The Riddler JUDPOT (USA) - SMART GIRL 4 19
37 New Abbey CRUSADE (USA) - NINIVAH 4 18
38 Kings Empire KING'S CHAPEL (USA) - LIZZY'S HERITAGE 7 15