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.

Horse racing in Mauritius

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.


Season 2005

Important Cup Winners.

Date Cup trophy Horse Jockey Stakes (Rs)
22/05/2005
Duchess of York Cup Hector S.Rama
200 000
17/07/2005
Barbe Cup Rhythmically J.Lloyd
1 187 000
11/09/2005
Maiden Cup Have Mercy S.Mahadia
1 325 500
06/11/2005
Duke of York Cup Rhythmically K.Shea
1 722 000

Classement des ecuries (2005)

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
33 40 27
P.Henry
211 63 35 25 11 77
7 898 000
63 29.8
26 31 20
G.Fok
213 32 42 24 5 110
5 009 000
32 15.0
26 29 12
Gujadhur
189 22 28 18 12 109
3 047 000
22 11.6
23 28 11
G.Rousset
183 19 23 26 13 102
3 028 000
19 10.3
34 40 13
S.Henry
223 22 21 24 9 147
2 920 500
22 09.8
21 25 8
A.Perdrau
138 13 21 19 7 78
2 189 500
13 09.4
29 35 12
R.Gujadhur
206 17 9 28 12 140
2 034 500
17 08.2
23 23 8
H.Maigrot
108 14 13 11 5 65
1 808 000
14 12.9
18 25 8
V.Allet
121 10 18 23 9 61
1 794 000
10 08.2
17 21 9
M.Ramdin
110 12 11 13 13 61
1 625 000
12 10.9
21 24 2
S.Ramdour
122 3 10 12 5 92
863 500
3 02.4
16 16 4
C.Ramdin
95 5 3 4 12 71
618 500
5 05.2
286 337 134
TOTAL
1919 232 234 227 113 1113
32 835 500
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Classement des jockeys (2005)

Rank Jockeys Montes Wins 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize Non places % 1st
1
J.Lloyd (Natal)
144 53 29 15 8 39 36.8
2
R.Joorawon (Mauritius)
150 23 15 21 22 69 15.3
3
Y.Emamdee (Mauritius)
134 18 31 20 7 58 13.4
4
F.Herholdt (Transvaal)
94 18 28 8 3 37 19.1
5
S.Mahadia (Mauritius)
131 14 8 15 7 87 10.6
6
D.Craven (AUS)
79 13 9 8 4 45 16.4
7
R.Boutanive (Mauritius)
97 11 16 17 8 45 11.3
8
K.Jupp (Natal)
81 11 12 7 6 45 13.5
9
S.Rama (Mauritius)
96 10 10 10 4 62 10.4
10
K.Shea (Natal)
39 8 9 6 2 14 20.5
11
V.Naiko (Mauritius)
100 8 7 12 6 67 08.0
12
A.Whelan (UK)
50 7 9 12 0 22 14.0
13
N.Teeha (Mauritius)
78 6 6 8 8 50 07.6
14
V.A.Bundhoo (Mauritius)
58 6 2 7 4 39 10.3
15
J.Claite (Perth)
88 4 5 8 9 62 04.5
16
J.Taylor (AUS)
29 4 4 4 1 16 13.7
17
W.Smith (IRE)
42 3 4 7 3 25 07.1
18
B.Stanley (SYD)
44 3 3 7 0 31 06.8
19
P.Whitmore (Transvaal)
34 3 1 2 1 27 08.8
20
C.Daby (Mauritius)
61 2 3 5 3 48 03.2
21
S.Bussunt (Mauritius)
51 2 2 7 1 39 03.9
22
S.Jones (Mauritius)
21 2 0 2 0 17 09.5
23
B.Sooful (Mauritius)
50 1 3 5 1 40 02.0
24
V.Venkaya (Mauritius)
40 1 3 2 1 33 02.5
25
R.H.Rawa (Mauritius)
25 1 2 1 1 20 04.0
26
P.Botha (C)
27 0 5 5 1 16 00.0
27
G.Lemius (FR)
15 0 4 0 0 11 00.0
28
N.Nagadoo (Mauritius)
10 0 2 1 0 7 00.0
29
N.Roebuck (Cape Town)
13 0 1 2 2 8 00.0
30
B.Wachill (Perth)
24 0 1 1 0 22 00.0
31
S.Bundhoo (Mauritius)
2 0 0 1 0 1 00.0
32
M.Chinapiel (Mauritius)
2 0 0 1 0 1 00.0
33
V.Ponnen (Mauritius)
2 0 0 0 0 2 00.0
33
D.Ramburn (Mauritius)
1 0 0 0 0 1 00.0
33
B.Bhaugeerothee (Mauritius)
3 0 0 0 0 3 00.0
33
K.Ghunowa (Mauritius)
1 0 0 0 0 1 00.0
33
J.Luxe (Mauritius)
3 0 0 0 0 3 00.0
TOTAL 1919 232 234 227 113 1113 -

Classement des chevaux (2005)

Horse couru 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize Non place Prix Rs Prix accumules Pts
1. Have Mercy
G.Fok
10 3 2 0 0 5 841 000
1 428 500
214.75
2. Rythmically
P.Henry
6 2 3 0 0 1 833 000
833 000
199.75
3. Ubusuku
G.Rousset
7 3 2 1 0 1 497 000
497 000
164.00
4. Big Breeze
P.Henry
8 5 2 0 1 0 492 000
492 000
164.25
5. Yankee Bell
Gujadhur
8 6 1 0 0 1 455 000
455 000
146.25
6. Telaroyal
S.Henry
8 5 2 1 0 0 443 000
443 000
134.75
7. Splendid Man
G.Fok
8 3 2 3 0 0 438 000
438 000
138.25
8. Hector
P.Henry
5 3 0 2 0 0 434 000
434 000
163.75
9. Flavius
P.Henry
6 2 4 0 0 0 410 000
410 000
126.00
10. Rambo Royale
G.Rousset
7 3 3 1 0 0 406 000
749 000
126.75
11. Germany On
P.Henry
5 3 1 1 0 0 397 000
755 000
143.50
12. Sterling Silver
R.Gujadhur
7 4 1 2 0 0 390 000
612 000
132.50
12. Raise a Ratoon
P.Henry
7 2 2 3 0 0 390 000
832 000
126.75
14. London Gold
G.Fok
6 2 2 2 0 0 379 000
379 000
121.25
15. Young Warrior
P.Henry
5 3 0 0 0 2 370 000
905 000
141.50
15. Heliotrope
G.Rousset
5 4 0 1 0 0 370 000
370 000
125.25
17. World Focus
A.Perdrau
7 2 1 1 0 3 364 000
1 825 500
132.00
18. Finbar Finnegan
G.Rousset
8 2 4 1 0 1 357 000
871 500
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19. Mr Magoo
P.Henry
7 4 1 1 1 0 348 000
523 000
-
20. Methodical Man
V.Allet
7 3 1 1 0 2 330 000
604 000
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21. Intsu
G.Fok
7 4 2 0 0 1 329 000
359 000
-
22. Gypsey Rover
P.Henry
4 1 3 0 0 0 328 000
987 000
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23. Leatherman
P.Henry
8 4 1 2 0 1 322 000
322 000
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24. Joshua Tree
G.Fok
9 1 3 2 0 3 317 000
932 500
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25. Articflo
S.Henry
7 2 2 0 0 3 315 000
1 250 000
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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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