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 2006

Important Cup Winners.

Date Cup trophy Horse Jockey Stakes (Rs)
20/05/2006
Duchess of York Cup T.Rex Y.Emamdee
200 000
01/07/2006
Barbe Cup World Focus R.Hill
390 000
10/09/2006
Maiden Cup To The Line K.Shea
735 000
05/11/2006
Duke of York Cup Chief Warrior M.Neisius
542 500

Classement des Ecuries (2006)

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
31 41 18
S.Henry
261 36 34 35 13 143
4 999 500
36 13.8
36 35 21
G.Fok
238 37 28 28 9 136
4 638 500
37 15.6
32 37 18
Gujadhur
214 26 18 28 16 126
3 983 000
26 12.2
29 17 4
G.Rousset
176 24 18 14 6 114
3 268 500
24 13.6
13 25 12
A.Perdrau
118 17 21 14 8 48
2 688 500
22 09.8
32 38 13
R.Gujadhur
207 19 17 18 14 139
2 617 000
19 09.2
21 27 9
V.Allet
146 14 20 26 9 77
2 351 500
14 09.6
18 33 9
H.Maigrot
1443 13 24 19 11 76
2 301 000
13 9.1
18 25 8
V.Allet
121 10 18 23 9 61
1 794 000
10 08.2
16 18 10
M.Ramdin
102 15 13 12 4 58
1 875 500
15 14.7
24 23 8
S.Ramdour
107 15 11 9 12 60
1 836 500
15 14.0
23 28 7
C.Ramdin
108 11 18 11 5 63
1 581 000
11 10.2
16 15 4
J.E.Noel
82 4 10 14 4 50
1 005 500
4 4.9
8 8 2
L.A.Gallet
36 2 1 1 2 30
212 000
2 5.6
293 357 148
TOTAL
1928 233 233 229 113 1120
33 358 000
233 -

Classement des Jockeys (2006)

Rank Jockeys Montes Wins 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize Non places % 1st
1
P.Whitemore (T)
188 31 28 30 9 90 16.5
2
F.Herholdt (T)
146 28 20 23 6 69 19.2
3
S.Brown (T)
151 18 20 20 14 88 11.9
4
K.Shea (N)
83 18 15 7 4 39 21.7
5
R.Boutanive (M)
115 18 11 11 12 63 15.7
6
R.Joorawon (M)
101 14 11 13 5 58 13.9
7
Y.Emamdee (M)
63 14 7 13 3 26 22.2
8
R.Hill (N)
69 12 12 11 6 28 17.4
9
J.Bekker (T)
59 10 11 9 3 26 17.0
10
M.Neisius (T)
82 10 10 10 7 45 12.2
11
S.Mahadia (M)
92 10 7 7 2 66 10.9
12
S.Rama (M)
100 9 19 10 4 58 9.0
13
V.Naiko (M)
119 8 10 15 5 81 6.7
14
V.A.Bundhoo (M)
64 6 6 8 3 41 9.4
15
J.Geroudis (T)
14 4 3 4 0 3 28.6
16
J.Jago (T)
42 3 6 5 3 25 7.1
17
K.Jupp (N)
48 3 4 6 4 31 6.3
18
S.Bussunt (M)
51 3 3 7 4 34 5.9
19
N.Teeha (M)
52 3 2 4 2 41 5.8
20
B.Bhaugeerothee (M)
10 3 0 0 1 6 30.0
21
C.Daby (M)
61 2 6 7 3 43 3.3
22
B.Sooful (M)
50 2 1 2 2 43 4.0
23
V.Venkaya (M)
32 1 5 3 1 22 3.1
24
N.Jeanpierre (FR)
30 1 4 5 2 18 3.3
25
S.Jones (M)
25 1 4 0 2 18 4.0
26
S.G.Rassoude (UK)
13 1 1 2 1 8 7.7
27
R.H.Rawa (M)
38 0 4 6 4 24 0.0
28
N.Nagadoo (M)
8 0 3 0 0 5 0.0
29
S.Bhundoo (M)
10 0 0 0 1 9 0.0
30
V.Ponnen (M)
2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
30
M.Chinapiel (M)
4 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
30
D.Ramburn (M)
3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
30
J.Sampson (T)
3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0
TOTAL 1928 233 233 229 113 1120 -
M: Mauritius, T: Transvaal, N: Natal, FR: France

Classement des Chevaux (2006)

Rank Horse couru 1st
prize
2nd
prize
3rd
prize
4th
prize
Non
place
Prix Rs Prix accumules Saisons
1
To The Line
G.Rousset
8 2 1 0 0 5 626 000
636 000
2
2
One For The Road
Fok
8 6 0 0 0 2 610 000
610 000
1
3
Chief Warrior
Gujadhur
4 2 0 1 0 1 473 000
982 500
3
4
Tabascorez
Allet
7 2 2 1 0 2 467 000
467 000
1
5
Rodriques
S.Henry
8 4 1 1 0 2 448 000
550 000
2
6
Germany On
S.Henry
7 2 1 2 0 2 443 000
1 198 000
3
7
Gold Bid
M.Ramdin
7 4 1 0 0 2 432 000
668 000
2
8
T. Rex
Gujadhur
4 3 0 0 1 0 410 500
410 500
1
9
World Focus
Perdrau
4 2 0 0 0 2 390 000
2 215 000
5
10
Yankee Bell
Gujadhur
7 3 2 1 0 1 366 000
821 000
2
10
Vampire Jet
S.Ramdour
8 4 1 0 1 2 366 000
770 000
5
12
Forest Flag
S.Henry
8 2 3 2 0 1 365 000
771 000
3
13
Rambo Rouge
Fok
9 3 2 3 0 1 347 000
347 000
1
14
Jumpin Joshua
Fok
7 2 2 1 1 1 341 500
341 500
1
15
Sugar Prince
S.Henry
9 3 2 3 1 0 340 500
497 500
3
16
Telaroyal
S.Henry
10 2 3 3 1 1 337 000
776 000
2
17 Ashton Manor
Gujadhur
7 3 3 0 1 0 331 500
331 500
1
18
Halidom
R.Gujadhur
8 2 1 1 1 3 326 000
326 000
1
19
Cavendish
R.Gujadhur
6 2 0 1 1 2 318 000
795 500
4
20
Link-Up
Fok
11 3 3 1 0 4 308 000
321 000
2
20
Noble Dancer
C.Ramdin
6 3 2 0 0 1 308 000
308 000
1
22
Promise Keeper
C.Ramdin
7 4 0 1 0 2 307 500
406 000
3
23
Dane's Castle
S.Henry
9 3 2 1 2 1 305 000
567 500
2

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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