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:Ivaldo Santana de Oliveira

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 Triple Fate Line MASTER OF MY FATE - TINA'S TRIP 6 71
2 Opera Royal ORATORIO (IRE) - FAKAZI 7 67
3 Special Blend VERCINGETORIX - MABOLA PLUM 5 60
4 Stopalltheclocks TRIPPI (USA) - TICK TOCK 5 57
5 Walls Of Dubrovnik FENCING MASTER (GB) - ZRINSKI 4 53
6 Mac 'n Scar BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA) - SEVEN VEILS 6 44
7 Sugoi NOORDHOEK FLYER - MARI 6 44
8 Captain Gone Wild CAPTAIN AL - GONE WILD 6 43
9 Gunston SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) - JO PIPER 6 43
10 Chapter And Verse VERCINGETORIX - CELTIC CHALICE 4 42
11 Bonnie Prince PATHFORK (USA) - SOUND THE FLUTE 8 41
12 Remus VAR (USA) - JOSHUA'S MISTRESS 4 41
13 Bye Bye Rocket ROCK OF ROCHELLE (USA) - BYE BYE 6 40
14 Cash Call GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - SHE'S ON FIRE 6 40
15 Pforzheim ELUSIVE FORT - PRITTI 4 40
16 Emblem Of Hope CAPTAIN OF ALL - ETERNAL SUNSHINE 4 37
17 Captains Fort ELUSIVE FORT - CHANCANE 5 34
18 Itdawnedonme AWAIT THE DAWN (USA) - CHEKECHE 7 33
19 Brabanzio EIGHTFOLD PARK (USA0 - DESDEMONA 4 33
20 Coup For Lute COUP DE GRACE (USA) - LUTE OF JADE 4 32
21 Camps Bay VAR (USA) - TORRA BAY 4 32
22 The Jazz Singer NOBLE TUNE (USA) - ON THE WING 6 31
23 Bellagio King IDEAL WORLD (USA) - BAVARIA 5 30
24 Mauritius SOFT FALLING RAIN - VALHALLA 4 29
25 Free To Win CAPETOWN NOIR - BINDELLA 4 29
26 The Riddler JUDPOT (USA) - SMART GIRL 5 23
27 New Abbey CRUSADE (USA) - NINIVAH 5 22
28 Moroccan Retreat ELUSIVE FORT - EL JADIDA 4 22
29 Pin Drop MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) - USENAME 4 22
30 The Hitman ACT OF WAR - TIGERESS DANCE 4 21
31 Brooklyn's Choice CAPTAIN OF ALL - RED AZALEA (AUS) 5 20
32 Supreme Elevation FLOWER ALLEY (USA) - SUPREME LECTURE 4 19
33 Time Is Gold TIME THIEF (AUS) - DEAR SISSY (ARG) 5 15
34 Gone Rogue GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - LONDON NIECE 4 14
35 Giant Cruise EIGHTFOLD PATH (AUS) - MARKANAWA (NZ) 5 12