Horse racing in Mauritius

The sole race-track, commonly called the Champ de Mars, is situated in a prestigious avenue in Port-Louis, the Capital City and is one of the oldest race-courses in the Southern Hemisphere.

During the past few years, 23 race-meetings were held every year with seven races per meeting. The first race-meeting usually starts in mid May and ends normally in late November. With an average of 9 horses per race, some going to a maximum of 12 starters, on average some 60 horses participate at each meeting, the real cracks, Division A horses being entered in the fourth race, which is considered as the main feature race of the day.


Most of the horses are being imported from South Africa but some are also acquired from Australia, England, and France. Each stable signs a foreign jockey, most of them from South Africa and Australia. Betting with bookmakers is a common habit for racegoers when punters expect to place their bet for a win only. Since the early 1990's, the Totalising System has been introduced and various betting combinations are now also available. The standard of horses in Mauritius may not be as high as in Europe or U.S., but the atmosphere during a race-meeting is definitely as electrifying as anywhere else in the world.

Fixtures 2008 (provisional)

No Date Special Events
1
Saturday 26 April
The Duchess of York Cup
2
Saturday 3 May
-
3
Saturday 10 May
-
4
Saturday 17 May
-
5
Saturday 24 May
-
6
Saturday 31 May
-
7
Saturday 7 June
-
8
Saturday 14 June
-
9
Saturday 21 June
-
10
Saturday 28 June
-
11
Saturday 5 July
-
12
Saturday 12 July
-
13
Saturday 19 July
The Barbe Cup
14
Saturday 26 July
-
15
Saturday 2 August
-
No Date Special Events
16
Saturday 9 August
-
17
Saturday 23 August
-
18
Saturday 30 August
-
19
Sunday 7 September
-
20
Saturday13 September
The Maiden Cup
21
Saturday20 September
-
22
Saturday 27 September
-
23
Saturday 4 October
-
24
Saturday 11 October
-
25
Saturday 25 October
-
26
Sunday1 November
-
27
Saturday 8 November
The Coupe D'or Cup
28
Saturday 15 November
-
29
Saturday 22 November
-
30
Saturday 29 November
 

Season 2007

Important Cup Winners.

Date Cup trophy Horse Jockey Stakes (Rs)
21/04/2007
Duchess of York Cup Made of Money P.C. Offer
200 000
14/07/2007
Barbe Cup Tobascorez B.Woodworth
250 000
02/09/2007
Maiden Cup Ubusuku G.Hatt
500 000
04/11/2007
Duke of York Cup London Del R.Joorawon
542 500

Classement des Ecuries (2007)

Eff-
ectif Actuel
Eff-
ectif Utilise
Wins Ecuries En-
trees
1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize Non places Prix remportes Rs Coupes %
1st
25 32 18
Allet
193 34 22 27 10 100
5 192 500
34 17.0
33 41 21
G.Fok
275 33 38 32 12 160
5 085 000
33 12.0
36 40 14
S.Henry
261 21 35 38 15 152
4 007 000
21 8.1
21 27 14
Maigrot
142 22 20 24 18 58
3 468 500
22 15.5
25 28 12
Gujadhur
164 16 23 16 15 94
2 652 500
16 9.8
27 34 10
R.Gujadhur
194 15 21 18 15 125
2 605 000
15 7.7
26 28 11
R.Maingard
138 19 15 15 10 79
2 581 000
19 13.8
20 21 10
Perdrau
110 17 11 9 11 62
2 301 000
17 15.5
20 24 11
G.Rousset
106 16 9 19 11 51
2 046 000
16 15.1
14 22 7
M.Ramdin
82 10 9 5 8 50
1 572 000
10 12.2
24 28 4
P.Merven
128 8 11 6 1 102
1 189 000
8 6.3
10 16 6
L.A.Gallet
76 8 7 6 6 49
1 007 500
8 10.5
13 16 6
C.Ramdin
55 8 4 4 3 36
817 000
8 14.6
25 29 3
S.Ramdor
128 3 6 8 9 120
749 000
3 2.3
322 386 147
TOTAL
2052 230 231 227 144 1220
35 273 000
230 -

Classement des Jockeys (2007)

Rank Jockeys Montes Wins 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize Non places % 1st
1
B.Woodworth(Mal)
146 31 20 25 8 62 21.2
2
S.Brown (T)
167 24 28 17 11 87 14.4
3
P.C.Orffer (T)
121 21 14 21 15 50 17.4
4
N.Teeha (M)
108 21 7 20 12 48 19.4
5
R.Joorawon (M)
110 15 14 15 9 57 13.6
6
F.Herholdt (T)
127 14 20 16 8 69 11.0
7
P.Whitmore (T)
78 12 16 11 6 33 15.4
8
M.Nsisius (N)
118 11 16 14 8 69 9.3
9
G.Hatt (D)
37 11 3 4 2 17 29.7
10
S.Rama (M)
100 10 9 17 8 56 10.0
11
R.Boutanive (M)
91 8 12 3 7 61 8.8
12
B.Stewart (Aus)
62 8 9 9 3 33 12.9
13
S.Mahadia (M)
112 7 6 10 3 86 6.3
14
V.NaikoM)
75 6 9 3 7 50 8.0
15
Y.Emamdee (M)
58 5 7 3 3 40 8.6
16
C.Daby (M)
64 5 2 4 3 50 7.8
17
D.Daniels (T)
34 4 4 1 0 25 11.8
18
R.Hill(N)
30 4 3 2 5 16 13.3
19
B.Sooful (M)
47 3 5 5 1 33 6.4
20
S.Bussunt(a)(M)
58 2 5 8 6 37 3.5
21
R.H.Rawa(M)
45 2 3 1 2 37 4.4
22
S.Azie (M)
6 2 2 0 0 2 33.3
23
K.Teetan (a)(M)
8 1 2 00 5 12.5 3.1
24
S.Jones (M)
37 1 1 4 4 27 2.7
25
M.Bennett(Aus)
15 1 1 1 0 12 6.7
26
R.Hoolash(a)(M)
3 1 0 0 0 2 33.3
27
V.A.Bundhoo (M)
61 0 3 3 2 53 0.0
28
D.Craven (Aus)
13 0 3 3 0 7 0.0
29
J.Bekker (T)
23 0 3 2 0 18 0.0
30
V.Venkaya (M)
28 0 2 1 4 21 0.0
31
B.Wachill (P)
23 0 2 0 0 21 0.0
32
N.Nagadoo (M)
6 0 0 2 1 3 0.0
33
B.Bhaugeerothee (M)
7 0 0 1 0 6 0.0
33
R.Doyal (M)
3 0 0 1 0 2 0.0
35
S.Bhundoo (M)
10 0 0 0 3 7 0.0
36
J.Bardottier (a)(M)
2 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
36
V.Ponnen(M)
4 0 0 0 1 3 0.0
36
M.Chinapiel (a)(M)
2 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
39
N.Oodith (a)(M)
1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
39
K.Ghunowa (M)
4 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
39
Y.Yeung Ki(a) (M)
8 0 0 0 0 8 0.0
TOTAL 2052 230 231 227 144 1220 -
M: Mauritius, T: Transvaal, N: Natal, FR: France

Classement des chevaux (2006)

Horse couru 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize Non place Prix Rs Prix accumules Pts
1. Tabascorez
Allet
8 4 0 3 1 0 886 000
1 493 000
2
2.Stormy
S.Henry
9 4 2 3 0 0 564 000
564 000
1
3. London Del
M.Ramdin
4 3 0 1 0 0 563 000
563 000
1
4. Made of Money
R.Maingard
7 2 2 2 0 1 492 000
538 000
1
5. Wolfe Tone
Allet
11 5 1 2 1 2 514 000
776 500
2
6. Ubusuku
G.Rousset
5 1 0 0 0 4 500 000
1 081 000
3
7. Men Of Rheims
R.Gujadhur
8 2 3 1 0 2 476 000
476 000
1
8. African Ambassador
Allet
10 4 1 2 1 2 446 000
659 000
1
9. Keen To Win
Allet
11 2 4 4 0 1 436 000
705 000
3
10. Sentinal
Perdrau
5 5 0 0 0 0 420 000
420 000
1
11. Molten
Perdrau
5 2 1 1 0 1 405 000
405 000
1
12. Fire Pratice
Fok
8 4 0 0 0 4 390 000
390 000
1
12. Monomotapa
Allet
9 3 2 1 0 3 383 000
471 500
2
14. Waves Of Winter
R.Maingard
6 4 1 0 0 1 380 000
396 000
2
15.Cedar Falls
Fok
9 4 2 0 0 3 372 000
659 000
2
15. Press Line
Fok
8 3 3 0 0 2 365 000
545 000
2
17. Optima Maximo
Fok
10 0 4 1 0 5 350 000
350 000
1
18. Spirit
Maigrot
9 4 1 1 2 1 346 000
346 000
2
19. The Duke Of Dixie
P.Merven
9 3 2 1 0 3 339 000
339 000
1
20.Champ In Action
S.Henry
9 2 2 2 0 3 312 000
312 000
1
= Golden Rambo
R.Gujadhur
9 2 4 2 1 0 312 000
635 000
5
 

For more information click on the links below:

Horse racing in Mauritius - Mauritius turf club website   Horse racing in Mauritius - Turf Magazine website

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