Good news for the horse racing industry. Forty horses blocked in South Africa will be transported to Mauritius in February. Some excellent competitors like Waterberry Lane, Captain Lannister, Super Excited and Superior Force should be among the lot.
After obtaining advice from its legal counsel, the Horse Racing Division (HRD) reversed its decision to ban the importation of horses to Mauritius by the MTC Sports and Leisure Ltd (MTCSL). A correspondence was thus sent to this effect to the organizer of the races so that it could proceed with the import of forty horses by the end of February.
Waterberry Lane (116) and Captain Lannister (115) are two highly rated horses in South Africa. They will now compete in Mauritius as they were bought by Mauritian owners. Waterberry Lane is now owned by Ricky Maingard and P.G. Joubert. He won five races in South Africa. Waterberry Lane won the Durban Golden Horseshoe (Grade 2) and The Byerley Turk (Grade 3) and he finish fouth in the Premiers Champion Stakes (Grade 1) and the Daily News 2000 (Grade 1). He was also a runner in the biggest race in South Africa The Holywoodbets Durban July (Grade 1).
Captain Lannister will be trained by the most prolific trainer in Mauritius, Shyam Hurchund. He won three races and ran in the money two times in G1 races in South Africa. If Waterberry Lane is a strong finisher, Captain Lannister is a very good front runner. He nearly made it all in the WSB SA Derby (G1) as he was caught 100m from home by Red Saxon and Safe Passage.
Super Excited will be one to follow. Trainer Samraj Mahadia will have a good horse for the big races. He won three times and he finished fourth in G1, G2 and G3 races.
The MTCSL had been banned from importing horses, because its status as race organizer was problematic, its Horse Racing Organiser license and its Champ de Mars lease having not yet been renewed. The president of the Mauritius Turf Club (MTC) and lawyer, Me Gavin Glover, met with the Prime minister Pravind Jugnauth two weeks ago to discuss the matter. The MTCSL is still waiting for the renewal of his licence.
List of horses
|Horse Name||Trainer||Age||Perf.||Rating S.A|
|CANFORD LIGHTS||C. DABY||3||11-1-4||80|
|WITHOUT EQUAL||C. DABY||3||9-1-6||83|
|ALPINE CHALLENGE||P. MERVEN||3||5-1-3||90|
|BON BOYAGE||P. MERVEN||4||7-0-4||73|
|CAPTAIN’S CONSORT||P. MERVEN||4||2-0-1||–|
|GAUDIS MASTERPIECE||P. MERVEN||4||14-1-7||80|
|SUPERIOR FORCE||P. MERVEN||3||7-1-5||104|
|RED IMPACT||R. GUJAHUDR||3||7-1-5||84|
|WATERBERRY LANE||R. MAINGARD||4||16-5-4||116|
|AZTEC WARRIOR||S. HURCHUND||3||7-0-4||82|
|CAPTAIN LANNISTER||S. HURCHUND||4||11-3-5||115|
|CONQUER THE ENEMY||S. HURCHUND||4||10-2-4||90|
|DANCE TO THE MUSIC||S. HURCHUND||4||2-0-0||–|
|ORANGE RED||S. HURCHUND||3||2-1-1||84|
|SIRENS OF SILENCE||S. HURCHUND||3||4-0-2||69|
|UNITED PRINCE||S. HURCHUND||3||4-0-2||80|
|WINNING SINGLE||S. HURCHUND||3||5-0-3||82|
|CAPTAIN CATMAN||S. MAHADIA||3||8-1-4||79|
|COLOUR OF MONEY||S. MAHADIA||3||7-0-2||66|
|GLOBAL DOLLAR||S. MAHADIA||3||5-1-2||80|
|SUPER EXCITED||S. MAHADIA||4||14-3-7||107|
|WALKING ON WINGS||S. MAHADIA||3||1-0-1||–|
|CAPTAIN COLA||S. NARANG||4||6-0-2||62|
|ELECTRIC WARRIOR||S. NARANG||4||8-0-3||60|
|LOVE ON TIME||S. NARANG||4||10-2-2||77|
|SECRET OASIS||S. NARANG||4||11-1-7||81|
|WAR BANNER||S. NARANG||4||6-1-3||69|
|BROADWAY ALLEY||V. ALLET||3||1-0-0||–|
|FURIE NOCTURNE||V. ALLET||3||5-0-1||77|
|LORD OF LIGHT||V. RUHEE||3||7-0-4||77|
|LOVERS LANE||V. RUHEE||3||7-1-2||77|