The batch of 17 new horses, which had been due in Mauritius on January 26th, finally arrived two days ago, with no problems reported. They have been been placed in quarantine, following which they will join their respective yards.

Of the 17 new horses, it is Patrick Merven Stable which has the most with 8, with Kazaar standing out with a rating of 101. He is a four-year old, having won six times and placed on three other occasions in 14 attempts.

Joining Kazaar at Patrick Merven are African Pharoah, Carlas Mambo, Real Vision, Ticket Holder, Tiger’s Bond, Trojan Harbour and Viking Trail.

5 new horses have been acquired by the yard of Shyam Hurchund. One of them is Big Mistake and he has the second highest rating with 95. In 16 attempts, he has won three times and finished in the money on seven occasions. He is joined by Bye Bye Rocket, Gunston, Seventh Rule and Silken Prince.

After The Order (C.Ramdin) and Consul Of War (C.Daby) are the only ''maidens''. Both have raced five times, with the former placing twice and the latter thrice.

The remaining two horses are Inn A Million (S.Narang) and Black Indy (J-M.Henry).