JOCKEY Bernard Fayd’Herbe leaves for Mauritius on Wednesday to start his riding contract with the stable of Gilbert Rousset on the island.

Bernard has agreed to an “open contract”, which means he can ride in Mauritius as long as he wants and he is looking forward to it.

“I will be riding at my first meeting this coming Saturday, it’s an honour to have been offered this opportunity by Mr Rousset,” Bernard said on Tuesday. Punters will be able to see him riding at Champ De Mars in the Tellytrack broadcasts on Saturdays.

Bernard finished third on Mac De Lago in Saturday’s Vodacom Durban July and said: “I want to thank all the owners and trainers in South Africa for their continued and unconditional support.”

-From Green Street Bloodstock.