Trainer: M. Gilbert Rousset

Gilbert Rousset successfully defended his crown in 2017, 30 years after winning his first championship when trainer for Hugues Maigrot stable.

Under his orders, Great Gusto (1987), Mr Brock (2008) and Disa Leader (2010) have all been crowned Horse Of The Year.

He has the most wins of any trainer at Champ de Mars, and he managed to score his 800th win on Maiden Cup day last September. He will be looking to make it a hat-trick of title wins in 2018.

Trainer since: 1987 (Absent in 1995)

Stables: Rousset and Maigrot (1987)

Record (as at December 31st 2017): 811 wins and 1836 places for 5579 nominations, and gains amounting to Rs 151,300,200

Best Season: Champion trainer in 1987, 2009-11, 2013, 2016 and 2017


Jockey: R.Fradd

Trainer: M. Gilbert Rousset


Past performances

Year Eff Winners Rank Entries Wins 2nd 3rd 4th Unplaced Stakes Money (Rs) Cups %1sts Seq1 Seq2
2017 35 24 1 229 41 44 34 31 79 12872500 19 17.9 19 4
2016 41 22 1 266 49 55 36 36 90 15633000 36 18.4 13 5
2015 39 24 2 250 51 39 43 25 92 12506500 31 20.4 13 2
2014 42 24 3 254 45 37 39 30 103 11268000 28 17.7 21 3
2013 40 21 1 261 47 39 42 19 114 12624000 34 18.0 11 7
2012 43 22 2 263 50 40 29 31 113 14417000 28 19.0 15 3

List of horses

# Horse Pedigree Age Rating
1 Karraar REAAN (AUS) - RAQUIA (AUS) 7 80
2 Ten Gun Salute HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) - LADY BIRD BLUE (AUS) 6 78
3 Yankee Captain CAPTAIN AL - BUDDING BEAUTY 6 73
4 Dawn Raid LATERAL (GB) - DAWN CHORUS (SNL) 6 71
5 Lee's Star WESTERN WINTER (USA) - IRISH HEROINE (IRE) 5 63
6 Argun BANKABLE (IRE) - AUTOGRAF 6 53
7 The Right Road PATHFORK (USA) - ELDA RIBETTI 5 53
8 Everest SARGE - SUMMIT SEEKER 8 49
9 King's County COUNT DUBOISN(GB) - BAY CHERRY (ZIM) 4 48
10 Riding Shotgun BRAVE TIN SOLDIER (USA) - SHIYABEKHALA 4 45
11 Jals Tiger TIGER RIDGE (USA) - ATLANTIC BEACH 4 44
12 Top Of The Rock ROCK OF ROCHELLE (USA) - SUN BLAZER 6 43
13 Mambo Rock MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) - ALMOND STAR (USA) 4 40
14 Red Line Captain CAPTAIN AL - THIN RED LINE (AUS) 4 39
15 Melson MIESQUE'S APPROVAL (USA) - BLUE BAYOU 7 38
16 Maxamore (s) GREYS INN (USA) - BELLA NOTTE 5 38
17 Glen Coco NOORDHOEK FLYER (SNL) - MISS COCO 5 36
18 Bypass BYWORD (GB) - JAPRODISCO 4 36
19 It Doesn't Matter NATIONAL EMBLEM - HER EXCELLENCY (AUS) 6 34
20 Kapteinspandiseile JUDPOT (USA) - SUNSET SAILS 5 34
21 Fury KAHAL (GB) - JULIETTA 5 34
22 Aspara (s) WESTERN WINTER (USA) - LETSIMPRESS (USA) 6 33
23 The Brass Bell HARD SPUN (USA) - BAL DES SIRENES (IRE) 5 33
24 Captain My Captain CAPTAIN AL - JUVENESCENT (USA) 4 28
25 Hometown Hero PHILANTHROPIST (USA) - MISS MONEYBAGS 4 26
26 Mind Blowing HORSE CHESTNUT - BUTTERFLY WORLD 4 26
27 Mr Hardy BEZRIN (USA) - HOLD MY HEART 4 26
28 Blazing Heart PHILANTHROPIST (USA) - SOLAR BLAZE 4 22
29 Cyber Special ASHAAWES (USA) - CYBER TOY - 0
30 Taranaki BYWORD (GB) - URABAMBA - 0