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 Opera Royal ORATORIO (IRE) - FAKAZI 7 66
2 Triple Fate Line MASTER OF MY FATE - TINA'S TRIP 6 64
3 Silken Prince POTALA PALACE - SILKY LILY 6 49
4 Mac 'n Scar BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA) - SEVEN VEILS 6 44
5 Walls Of Dubrovnik FENCING MASTER (GB) - ZRINSKI 4 43
6 Bye Bye Rocket ROCK OF ROCHELLE (USA) - BYE BYE 6 41
7 Captain Gone Wild CAPTAIN AL - GONE WILD 6 39
8 Cash Call GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - SHE'S ON FIRE 6 38
9 Bonnie Prince PATHFORK (USA) - SOUND THE FLUTE 8 36
10 Gunston SAIL FROM SEATTLE (CAN) - JO PIPER 6 35
11 Varside VAR (USA) - RAMBO'S LOVE 7 34
12 Itdawnedonme AWAIT THE DAWN (USA) - CHEKECHE 7 30
13 The Jazz Singer NOBLE TUNE (USA) - ON THE WING 6 29
14 Adamo CURVED BALL (AUS) - BOSTON BELLE 6 26
15 Captain Scabiosa CAPTAIN OF ALL - PIN CUSHION 4 26
16 The Hitman ACT OF WAR - TIGERESS DANCE 4 26
17 Mauritius SOFT FALLING RAIN - VALHALLA 4 25
18 Brabanzio EIGHTFOLD PARK (USA0 - DESDEMONA 4 25
19 Free To Win CAPETOWN NOIR - BINDELLA 4 25
20 The Riddler JUDPOT (USA) - SMART GIRL 5 23
21 Brooklyn's Choice CAPTAIN OF ALL - RED AZALEA (AUS) 5 23
22 Emblem Of Hope CAPTAIN OF ALL - ETERNAL SUNSHINE 4 22
23 Remus VAR (USA) - JOSHUA'S MISTRESS 4 21
24 Looney Bin JAY PEG - GINGER CAT 5 20
25 New Abbey CRUSADE (USA) - NINIVAH 5 18
26 Time Is Gold TIME THIEF (AUS) - DEAR SISSY (ARG) 5 18
27 Gone Rogue GIMMETHEGREENLIGHT (AUS) - LONDON NIECE 4 16
28 Remy Brunnel TIME THIEF (AUS) - DIAMOND EXPRESS 5 15
29 Kings Empire KING'S CHAPEL (USA) - LIZZY'S HERITAGE 8 9
30 Giant Cruise EIGHTFOLD PATH (AUS) - MARKANAWA (NZ) 5 8