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SMS Pariaz s’excuse auprès des turfistes et ses clients de ne pas pouvoir vous tenir informer des dernières infos du Champ de Mars à partir d'aujourd'hui car le MTC revendique ses droits.

Exit Here forfait pour la Duchesse

Favori annoncé pour notre première course classique de la saison, le porte-drapeau de l’écurie Rousset, Exit Here, ne sera pas en action ce samedi. En effet, il s’est blessé dans son box mercredi et a du déclarer forfait pour la Duchesse. C’est Tabreeek qui devrait être désormais le seul représentant de l’écurie championne en titre.

L’écurie Simon Jones signe le jockey Andrew Elliot

En raison de l’indisponibilité de Liam Jones, l’état-major de l’écurie Simon Jones s’est attaché les services du cavalier britannique Andrew Elliot. Il jouit d’une bonne réputation dans son pays et sera à sa première tentative au Champ de Mars. Pour rappel, l’entraîneur Simon Jones avait initialement porté son choix sur l’excellent jockey indien Suraj Narredu mais ce dernier a du refuser l’offre ayant d’autres engagements.

Duchesse 2017: Belong To Me et Ready To Attack les plus en vue

La première journée sera marquée par la tenue du premier classique de la saison, the Duchesse of York Cup. Cette course est réservée aux nouveaux coursiers n’ayant jamais couru au Champ de Mars. Les stalles pourraient s’afficher complet pour cette course. Les différents partant probables semblent fin prêt pour leur début au vu de leur préparation que ce soit à Floréal ou à Port Louis durant ces dernières semaines. Jusqu’ici c’est Belong To Me de l’entraînement Rameshwar Gujadhur et Ready To Attack de l’écurie Gujadhur qui ont retenue l’attention. Belong To Me a travaillé avec aisance sous la selle de Y.Emamdee mardi matin tandis que Ready To Attack qui sera confié à Swapneel Rama a dominé Bouclette Top au cours de son galop. L’autre coursier qui sera un gros danger demeure Exit Here de l’entraînement Gilbert Rousset. Mardi sous la selle de Brandon Lerena, il a laissé une bonne impression en compagnie d’Argun. Les autres partants probables sont Disco Al porte drapeau de l’écurie Gujadhur, Tabreek doublure de G.Rousset, Hard Day’s Night (R.G), Easy Lover (J.H), Mountain Master (S.N), Psycho Syd (R.M) et Fortissimo (P.M).

L’écurie Rameshwar Gujadhur porte son choix sur Damien Oliver

Suite au rejet du PMO d’accorder un 'work permit' à Donavan Mansour, l’état-major de l’écurie Rameshwar Gujadhur a frappé un grand coup en signant le crack jockey australien Damien Oliver. À bientôt 45ans, ce natif de Perth est considéré comme l’un des meilleurs cavaliers de sa génération.

Avec un palmarès éloquent, Damien Oliver tentera une nouvelle fois de faire vibrer le Champ de Mars après un bref passage réussi chez l’établissement Gujadhur en 2014. Toutefois, il sera en selle pour sa nouvelle écurie à partir de la 4e journée ayant d’autres engagements.

Cédric Ségeon chez l’écurie J.M. Henry

L’état-major de l’écurie Jean Michel Henry a fait une demande pour s’attacher les services du cavalier français Cédric Ségeon suite à l’amendement apporté à la Directive 1 par la GRA. En effet, les jockeys dont les pays qui n’ont pas de traité d’extradition avec Maurice peuvent désormais monter ici à condition que leurs employeurs ou eux-mêmes fournissent une garantie de Rs 5 millions.

Du reste, les Commissaires Administratifs du MTC ont donné le feu vert à l’entraîneur Jean Michel Henry afin qu’il puisse entamer les démarches pour engager le cavalier champion 2014.

Par ailleurs, l’entraîneur Rameshwar Gujadhur devra formuler une nouvelle demande auprès des autorités pour l’embauche du jockey Donavan Mansour. Pour cause, ce dernier a vu sa requête pour l’obtention d’un 'work permit' être rejetée  par le 'Prime Minister’s Office'.

D’autre part, sachez que pratiquement tous les établissements ont déjà engagé un jockey titulaire pour cette saison 2017 qui s’annonce très attrayante. Ils sont :

 

Alain Perdrau - Swapneel Rama – Maurice

Chitranjan Ramdin - Wesley Marwing - Afrique du Sud

Gilbert Rousset - Brandon Lerena – Afrique du Sud

Gujadhur - Steven Arnold – Australie

Jean Michel Henry - Cédric Ségeon – France

Shyam Hurchand

Simon Jones – Liam Jones – Angleterre –  {Suraj Narredu (Inde) pour les six premières journées}

Patrick Merven – James Winks – Australie

Shirish Narang – Robert Kathi - Afrique du Sud

Rameshwar Gujadhur – Donavan Mansour - Afrique du Sud ?

Ricky Maingard – Rai Joorawon – Maurice

Vincent Allet – Ryan Wiggins  - Australie ?

Amar Sewdyal - Matthew Palmer – Australie

Preetam Daby -

Walter ‘Choirboy’ Swinburn, who rode Shergar into Derby history, dies at 55

At the age of 19, Swinburn rode Shergar to 10-length Epsom win
It’s absolutely shocking he should die aged 55, says John Francome

Walter Swinburn, who rode Shergar to a record-breaking 10-length success in the Derby in 1981 when he was just 19 years old, has died at the age of 55.

Swinburn was recognised as one of the finest and most stylish jockeys of his generation, and rode with a confidence born of a rich natural talent. He rode his first winner – Paddy’s Luck – at Kempton Park in July 1978, and secured his place in turf history less than three years later aboard Sir Michael Stoute’s Shergar.

Stoute might easily have looked for a replacement for Swinburn at Epsom due to his relative inexperience: Shergar was the jockey’s first ride in the Classic. But he kept faith with the fresh-faced teenager, widely known by the nickname of “the Choirboy”, following an emphatic success for horse and rider in the Chester Vase.

Shergar dismissed his field with similar ease at Epsom, turning for home around Tattenham Corner with a clear lead and drawing further away from his pursuers for much of the straight until Swinburn started to ease him down approaching the line. The jockey was suspended for the Irish Derby, when Lester Piggott replaced him in the saddle and recorded another impressive success, but Swinburn was back aboard when the brilliant three-year-old followed up in the King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Swinburn was on the best horse by far in the 1981 Derby, but almost certainly on the second-best runner in the Classic five years later when his well-judged ride on Shahrastani denied the fast-finishing Dancing Brave, who had turned for home with many lengths to make up. He rode the third and final Derby winner of his career aboard Lammtarra in 1995, dedicating the success to the memory of Alex Scott, the colt’s first trainer, who had been murdered nine months earlier.

Swinburn was beaten aboard Shergar in the 1981 St Leger, after which the colt was retired to stud, but won all four of Britain’s other Classic events at least once. He was also successful in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 1983 aboard All Along, and in the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Turf on Stoute’s Pilsudski.

Swinburn struggled with his weight from an early stage of his riding career, and suffered life-threatening injuries when he was thrown into a running rail at Sha Tin racecourse in Hong Kong in 1996. He was in a coma for four days afterwards, and his injuries included a punctured lung.

He retired from race-riding in 2000 because of weight issues and embarked on a new career as a trainer, saddling horses mainly for his father-in-law, Peter Harris. He saddled more than 250 winners, including Julienas in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot in 2011, but decided to relinquish his licence later the same year having been advised that his training operation “was not viable at the moment”.

Swinburn also worked as a pundit on the Channel 4 Racing team, and wrote a newspaper column. “I spoke to him a couple of months ago and he seemed in really good form,” John Francome, who worked with Swinburn on Channel 4, said on Monday evening. “It’s absolutely shocking he should die aged 55. No age at all. He was an absolutely gifted rider, you never saw any horse pulling with him or having their head in the air. He was a little bit of a troubled soul in some ways, he had weight problems which probably affected him a lot more than other people, but that said that seemed to be a long time ago and he seemed to all intents and purposes fine, but obviously he wasn’t. He could ride a race, he had a really good feel for what was going on underneath him. He must have been a fantastic jockey to have riding for you.”

James Fanshawe, the Newmarket trainer who was an assistant to Stoute while Swinburn was the stable jockey, said on Monday that he had been a “brilliant” jockey, and that his successful association with the headstrong miler Zilzal highlighted Swinburn’s sympathy for his mounts. “Not many people could have ridden Zilzal,” Fanshawe said. “He was a brilliant horse, but had a fiery nature. Walter was brilliant on those sort of horses. His big-race record would stand comparison to anyone.”

 

Courtesy : The Guardian

Tejash Juglall & Kersley Ramsamy honoured at SAJA Clubhouse

The South African Jockey Academy (SAJA) held its annual Prize Giving and Speech Day at the Clubhouse at Summerveld on Friday 9 December and was attend by various racing dignitaries including The honorary President of the South African Jockey Academy, Mr Ben Jonsson, the Chairman of the Academy Board, Mr Avison Carlisle, Academy Board members Dave Furness, Graeme Hawkins and Tony Rivalland, Babu Nunan, Bill and Tom Lambert, Michael Roberts, Garth Puller, Koos and Lorraine De Klerk, Leigh Adams and Veronica Jack.

 

It was a special and enjoyable day that began with, Mr Ben Jonsson delivering an inspiring speech to the young apprentices that stressed that they should cherish every riding opportunity they are given and to always treat the horses they ride with respect. SAJA Principal, Graham Bailey celebrated the many successes the Academy achieved in 2016 and challenged the apprentices to strive to break records.

 

 

 

Riding Awards Winners

 

• The Greg Holme Trophy was won by Jason Gates

 

• The Elizabeth Jonsson Trophy was won by Jaleel Lindhorst

 

• The Justin Bircher Most Improved Athlete Trophy was won byTejash Juglall

 

• Justin Bircher Athlete of the Year Trophy was won by Jason Gates

 

• The Rakesh Jeewanlall Award was won by Calvin Habib

 

• The Robbie Thompson Award was won by Tristan Godden

 

• The South African Jockey Academy AmBassador Trophy was won by Kersley Ramsamy and Lyle Hewitson

 

• The Lindsay Family Floating Trophy was won by Lyle Hewitson

 

• The Happy Chimes Trophy was won by Calvin Habib

 

• The Bennie Norton Trophy was won by Calvin Ngcobo

 

• The Oric Pretorious Trophy for Esprit d’corps was won by Callan Murray

 

• The Ronald Khumalo Prize was won by Denis Schwarz

 

• Headmaster’s Award was won by Calvin Habib

 

• SAJA Inter-House Trophy was won by Lambert House

 

• The McDonald Trophy was won by Tristan Godden

 

Academic Award Winners

 

• The Racing and Equestrian Floating Trophy was won by Jason Gates

 

• The Racing and Equestrian Floating Trophy was won by Diego De Gouveia

 

• The Amanda Jonsson Trophy was won by Lyle Hewitson

 

• Nicky Armstrong Trophy and the Dux for 2015 is Calvin Habib

 

 

 

 

 

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