Trainer: M. Shyam Hurchund
Shyam Hurchund obtained a Trainer's licence for 2016. He is not well known here in Mauritius, as he has spent most of his career 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 was a difficult season for this young trainer, he will be hoping for better things in 2018.
Trainer since: 2016
Record (as at 31st December 2017): 7 wins and 50 places for 224 nominations and gains amounting to Rs 2,371,000
Best Season: 2016 (4 wins and 25 places for 89 nominations and gains amounting to Rs 1,320,000)Jockey: -
|Year||Eff||Winners||Rank||Entries||Wins||2nd||3rd||4th||Unplaced||Stakes Money (Rs)||Cups||%1sts||Seq1||Seq2||2017||34||3||14||135||3||5||8||12||107||1051000||3||2.2||49||35|
|1||Victory Team||VAR (USA) - VENETIAN LADY||4||62|
|2||Varonella||VAR (USA) - DEVONELLA||4||51|
|3||Mutzi||VAR (USA) - MISS MADELEIN (ARG)||5||50|
|4||Rogue Runner||NOORDHOEK FLYER (SNL) - SUPER ELLE||4||48|
|5||Thrust||TOREADOR (IRE) - KISS FOR KATE||6||47|
|6||Ferdnand The Bull||TOREADOR (IRE) - NECOCHEA (USA)||6||34|
|7||Royal Explorer||MOGOK (USA) - PARAMOUR PLACE||3||34|
|8||Valcar||VAR (USA) - LUIS||4||34|
|9||Interferometer||JUDPOT (USA) - AL NIBARI||4||34|
|10||Spy Fiction||KING'S APOSTLE (IRE) - SHEER FANTASY (IRE)||4||33|
|11||Zenzero||BYWORD (GB) - FALAN||3||29|
|12||A P Strike||MON SONG (USA) - MISS ANDREA||8||27|
|13||Eastern Echo||MIESQUE'S APPROVAL (USA) - WESTERN ECHO||4||25|
|14||Prince Ariano||KING OF KINGS (IRE) - SHADOW SPORT||4||16|
|15||Mr Oshkosh||CARPOCRATES (USA) - GOLDEN APPEAL||8||7|