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 1st January 2021): 60 wins and 192 places for 620 nominations and gains amounting to Rs 17,121,000

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
2020 37 6 11 134 8 19 13 18 76 2,454,000 5 6.0 42 0
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 Walls Of Dubrovnik FENCING MASTER (GB) - ZRINSKI 5 93
2 Triple Fate Line MASTER OF MY FATE - TINA'S TRIP 7 82
3 Emblem Of Hope CAPTAIN OF ALL - ETERNAL SUNSHINE 5 76
4 Trippi's Express TRIPPI (USA) - LUNAR EXPRESS (USA) 7 67
5 Free To Win CAPETOWN NOIR - BINDELLA 5 53
6 Namib Desert SILVANO (GER) - WELWITSCHIA (GB) 5 52
7 Illicit Kiss MASTER OF MY FATE - KISS AND TELL 4 48
8 Silken Prince POTALA PALACE - SILKY LILY 7 45
9 Prince Alf DUKE OF MARMALADE (IRE) - ALIVILDA 5 44
10 Mac 'n Scar BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA) - SEVEN VEILS 7 43
11 Sugoi NOORDHOEK FLYER - MARI 7 42
12 Bonnie Prince PATHFORK (USA) - SOUND THE FLUTE 9 40
13 Cash Call GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - SHE'S ON FIRE 7 40
14 Believeinthefuture FUTURA - REASON TO BELIEVE 5 39
15 Brabanzio EIGHTFOLD PARK (USA0 - DESDEMONA 5 37
16 New Abbey CRUSADE (USA) - NINIVAH 6 36
17 Mauritius SOFT FALLING RAIN - VALHALLA 5 36
18 Itdawnedonme AWAIT THE DAWN (USA) - CHEKECHE 8 35
19 Noble Trip NOBLE TUNE (USA) - TRIPPATANGO 4 34
20 The Jazz Singer NOBLE TUNE (USA) - ON THE WING 7 33
21 King Of Colts LOUIS THE KING - PICARDI PINK 4 33
22 Camps Bay VAR (USA) - TORRA BAY 5 32
23 Captain Scabiosa CAPTAIN OF ALL - PIN CUSHION 5 24
24 The Hitman ACT OF WAR - TIGERESS DANCE 5 22
25 Gonnabealright QUERARI (GER) - MISS CUEQUITA (ARG) 4 22
26 Chief Rafeef RAFEEF (AUS) - TYCOON CHIEF (AUS) 4 21
27 Gone Rogue GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - LONDON NIECE 5 12