G. Rousset

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: W. Marwing

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 Ten Gun Salute HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) - LADY BIRD BLUE (AUS) 5 76
2 Karraar REAAN (AUS) - RAQUIA (AUS) 6 74
3 Prince Of Thieves REBAL KING - SYLVAN FOREST (USA) 5 74
4 Scotsnog KILDONAN - SMOOCH 6 73
5 Charles Lytton THOMAS CROWN - LOVE OF GRACE 6 71
6 Dawn Raid LATERAL (GB) - DAWN CHORUS (SNL) 5 64
7 Recall To Life GREYS INN (USA) - BLACK TULIP 8 61
8 Argun BANKABLE (IRE) - AUTOGRAF 5 59
9 Entree RIGHT APPROACH (GB) - SUMMER ANGEL 6 58
10 Everest SARGE - SUMMIT SEEKER 7 57
11 Yankee Captain CAPTAIN AL - BUDDING BEAUTY 5 57
12 Alaadel SEBRING (AUS) - SEEKING SUNSHINE (USA) 4 55
13 Lee's Star WESTERN WINTER (USA) - IRISH HEROINE (IRE) 4 54
14 The Right Road PATHFORK (USA) - ELDA RIBETTI 4 52
15 No Resistance JAY PEG - IMPERIAL GRACE 6 48
16 Steal A March KING OF KINGS (IRE) - GOLDEN DANCER 4 47
17 Melson MIESQUE'S APPROVAL (USA) - BLUE BAYOU 6 41
18 Glen Coco NOORDHOEK FLYER (SNL) - MISS COCO 4 41
19 Riding Shotgun BRAVE TIN SOLDIER (USA) - SHIYABEKHALA 3 41
20 King's County COUNT DUBOISN(GB) - BAY CHERRY (ZIM) 3 40
21 New Star ASHAAWES (USA) - STAR BEAUTY (NZ) 7 39
22 Maxamore GREYS INN (USA) - BELLA NOTTE 4 38
23 Top Of The Rock ROCK OF ROCHELLE (USA) - SUN BLAZER 5 37
24 Captain My Captain CAPTAIN AL - JUVENESCENT (USA) 3 35
25 Mount Fuji ADMIRE MAIN (JPN) - FOREIGN GOLD 5 33
26 Aspara WESTERN WINTER (USA) - LETSIMPRESS (USA) 5 33
27 The Brass Bell HARD SPUN (USA) - BAL DES SIRENES (IRE) 4 33
28 Bypass BYWORD (GB) - JAPRODISCO 3 32
29 Mooney CAPTAIN AL - WINNING EYES 3 31
30 It Doesn't Matter NATIONAL EMBLEM - HER EXCELLENCY (AUS) 5 30
31 Ready For Take Off JET MASTER - SPORTS MODEL 6 28
32 Kapteinspandiseile JUDPOT (USA) - SUNSET SAILS 4 26
33 Blazing Heart PHILANTHROPIST (USA) - SOLAR BLAZE 3 26
34 Jals Tiger TIGER RIDGE (USA) - ATLANTIC BEACH 3 26
35 Mambo Rock MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) - ALMOND STAR (USA) 3 26
36 Red Line Captain CAPTAIN AL - THIN RED LINE (AUS) - 26
37 Sea Pass BOLD SILVANO - SEEKING (SNL) 4 23