Cranbourne Cup

The Cranbourne Cup is a Listed 2025m event held at Cranbourne Racecourse the Sunday after Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in Melbourne.

2017 Cranbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Folkswood
  • 2nd: #6 Berisha
  • 3rd: #12 Grey Lion

Cranbourne Cup News

2017 Cranbourne Cup Field & Betting Update

2017 Cranbourne Cup Field & Betting Update

The Cranbourne Cup 2017 field has attracted one of the best line-ups this Sunday in recent years and it is an open affair in the spring lead-up from a betting perspective. Set to run as the highlight of Sunday’s racing schedule in Victoria, the lucrative Listed $300,000 Cranbourne Cup (2025m) features a capacity line-up of…

The Cranbourne Cup is a Listed staying event held at Cranbourne Racecourse during October each spring racing season.

It takes place on the Sunday after Melbourne hosts a four-Group 1 race meeting for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and Royal Randwick in Sydney hosts the $10 million The Everest race.

Held under open handicap conditions over a distance of 2025m, the Cranbourne Cup is an exciting provincial cup event. Prize money of $300,000 makes the Cranbourne Cup one of the richest Listed races in Victoria.

For several reasons, including the prize money and inclusion in several horse’s campaigns, the Cranbourne Cup ranks as a fairly important race in comparison to its status and often attracts smart stayers heading towards tougher spring assignments.

One of the better lead up races to this event is the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield, while the Group 3 Bart Cummings (2500m) stands to grow in importance as an additional lead up event.

Those horses which have a decent run in the Cranbourne Cup might go on to contest later major cup events such as the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup or even the Caulfield Cup or Melbourne Cup. In 2004 the Cranbourne Cup winner On A Jeune went on to finish second in the 2005 Melbourne Cup quinella behind three-time champion Makybe Diva. Four years later the 2008 runner-up Barbaricus franked the Cranbourne Cup form finishing third next race in the Caulfield Cup and second during the Melbourne Cup Carnival in the Mackinnon Stakes.

The 2017 Cranbourne Cup ran on Sunday October 15, 2017 .

Cranbourne Cup 2017
Date: Sunday October 15, 2017
Track: Cranbourne Turf Club
Distance: 2025m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $300,000

2017 Cranbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Folkswood
  • 2nd: #6 Berisha
  • 3rd: #3 Grey Lion

The $4.40 favourite in Cranbourne Cup betting saluted for the punters in a big way in 2017, the Godolphin-raced English raider Folkswood carrying the 59kg top weight to dominant 2.75 length success first-up down under. The Charlie Appleby-trained international Cranbourne Cup winner could now take on Winx next race in the Group 1 $3 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) with Kerrin McEvoy likely to retain the ride on Folkswood.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 FOLKSWOOD (GB) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 11 59kg $4.40F
2 6 BERISHA Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 2.75L 5 55.5kg $18
3 12 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 2.95L 2 54kg $31
4 10 OUR CENTURY (IRE) Robert Hickmott Beau Mertens (a) 4.2L 3 54kg $10
5 9 NOZOMI Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 5.2L 4 54kg $6.50
6 8 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 6.2L 1 55kg $5.50
7 14 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Darren Weir Damian Lane 8.7L 8 54kg $7.50
8 15 RED ALTO Brent Stanley Michael Walker 9.95L 6 54kg $51
9 17e SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Ben Thompson (a) 10.7L 10 54kg $16
10 5 LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 11.95L 9 57kg $7
11 13 MAGNAPAL Daniel Bowman Ms Nikita Beriman 12.7L 7 54kg $71
12 4 GUARDINI (FR) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 16.95L 12 58.5kg $26
1 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 0
16 ONCIDIUM RULER Michael Kent Ethan Brown (a) 0
3 ASSIGN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 0
11 COUNT DA VINCI (NZ) Scott Brunton David Pires 0
7 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 0

2017 Cranbourne Cup Odds

The season’s latest Cranbourne Cup 2017 odds and betting market links to the spring feature races lead-up will be detailed below the week of the race, pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Cranbourne Cup Field

The Cranbourne Cup field has in the past attracted some top quality stayers. You’ll often see a fairly even mix of metro runners alongside country horses in the Cranbourne Cup field. Runners in the Cranbourne Cup field may come via a lead-up run in something like the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley a fortnight earlier or even be dropping in grade from the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) held that same weekend at Caulfield.

The 2017 Cranbourne Cup field will be published here once announced on the Thursday leading-up to Cranbourne Cup Day.

The official Cranbourne Cup 2017 Final Field is now out with a capacity line-up of stayers in the mix including the Charlie Appleby-trained English raider Folkswood who is drawn wide but early favourite in an open betting race.

Read more on the 2017 Cranbourne Cup Field & Betting Markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weigth Hcp. Rating
1 13380×3482 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 3 59.5kg 106
2 32x212235x FOLKSWOOD (GB) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 16 59kg 105
3 9210x71x04 ASSIGN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 4 58.5kg 104
4 80x621x020 GUARDINI (FR) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 17 58.5kg 104
5 6151021×76 LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damien Oliver 14 57kg 105
6 1x073x0000 BERISHA Robert Smerdon Ryan Maloney 9 55.5kg 98
7 2x02510x00 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 55.5kg 98
8 225223×541 COOL CHAP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 2 55kg 97
9 05167×1622 NOZOMI Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 7 54kg 94
10 x513x412x0 OUR CENTURY (IRE) Robert Hickmott Beau Mertens (a) 6 54kg 93
11 11212x8x34 COUNT DA VINCI (NZ) Scott Brunton David Pires 13 54kg 92
12 20x076x070 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 5 54kg 92
13 5900×39010 MAGNAPAL Daniel Bowman Ms Nikita Beriman 11 54kg 90
14 x890x06432 MOONOVERMANHATTAN Darren Weir Damian Lane 12 54kg 88
15 1180×10850 RED ALTO Brent Stanley Michael Walker 10 54kg 87
16 24x431431x ONCIDIUM RULER Michael Kent Ethan Brown (a) 8 54kg 83
17e 532×211224 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Ben Thompson (a) 15 54kg 78

2017 Cranbourne Cup Nominations

The Cranbourne Cup nominations tend to draw horses from all around Victorian stables. Locally stabled runners tend to enter the Cranbourne Cup nominations alongside stayers from more central Melbourne stables, but with increased prize money and the race a nice Cox Plate lead-up more international raiders are starting to feature in the annual Cranbourne Cup entries each spring.

The 2017 Cranbourne Cup nominations will be published here once announced on the Monday of race week.

The Cranbourne Cup 2017 Nominations attracted a bumper 39 early entries including a number of international raiders such as the Aidan O’Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer and Riven Light for Ireland’s William Mullins that are more likely to race in the Caulfield races the day before.

Cranbourne Cup History

The Cranbourne Cup was inaugurated in 1898 and has enjoyed an illustrious history since then. A fair number of well-known stayers have gone through the Cranbourne Cup at some point in their careers.

Cranbourne Cup Day has grown into one of the bigger days of racing in the region. It hosts a Myer Fashions in the Field heat, as well as rides and entertainment for kids. Cranbourne Cup Day is touted as a day everyone can enjoy, and that usually seems to be the case.

The Cranbourne Turf Club has grown into one of the busiest in the country, hosting 102 race meetings a year across greyhound, trots and flat racing, and with around 800 horses training out of their facilities.

The race has maintained a strong profile for quality fields, and the Cranbourne Cup results have proved a decent guide to better races in recent years including in 2013 when the runner-up Sertorious went on to win the Sandown Classic. Some of the more notable Cranbourne Cup winners include Celtic Spirit (1988), Big Barron (1992), Brave Chief (2000), On A Jeune (2004), Emerald Jack (2007) and Pakal (2013). The increased prize money and position on the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival has seen some quality stayers featuring in the mix from 2017 onwards including international visitors over the for the Spring Cup races. In 2016 the Cranbourne Cup was postponed due to unsafe, windy conditions track side and ran in March of 2017 over a decreased distance of a mile (1600m).

In 2017 the Cranbourne Cup results were dominated by the Godolphin-raced international raider from the UK, Folkswood.

The Cranbourne Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Cranbourne Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Cranbourne Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Cranbourne Cup
1st Folkswood 2 minutes 3.92 seconds
2nd Berisha
3rd Grey Lion
2016
Cranbourne Cup
(Run in March 2017)
1st Master Reset 1 minute 37.1 seconds (run over 1600m)
2nd Adirondack
3rd Great Esteem
2015
Cranbourne Cup
1st Digitalism 2 minutes 8.6 seconds
2nd Kareeming
3rd Index Linked
2014
Cranbourne Cup
1st Mourinho 2 minutes 6.5 seconds
2nd More Than Sacred
3rd Le Roi
2013
Cranbourne Cup
1st Pakal 2 minutes 6.3 seconds
2nd Sertorius
3rd Mourinho
2012
Cranbourne Cup
1st Midnight Martini 2 minutes 6.8 seconds
2nd Streets Away
3rd Streaky Fella
2011
Cranbourne Cup
1st Boom N Zoom 2 minutes 6.6 seconds
2nd Paddy O’Reilly
3rd Ginga Dude
2010
Cranbourne Cup
1st Starmon 2 minutes 6.8 seconds
2nd Mr Bentley
3rd Tube
2009
Cranbourne Cup
1st Sermon 2 minutes 4.8 seconds
2nd Stormhill
3rd The Sportsman
2008
Cranbourne Cup
1st Majestical 2 minutes 3.1 seconds
2nd Barbaricus
3rd Chantal Sally
2007
Cranbourne Cup
1st Emerald Jack 2 minutes 5.6 seconds
2nd Blue Collar Jack
3rd El Pretender
2006
Cranbourne Cup
1st Blue Collar Jack 2 minutes 6.5 seconds
2nd Octrivia
3rd Professional Lady
2005
Cranbourne Cup
1st Show Barry 2 minutes 4.6 seconds
2nd Tosen Dandy
3rd Irish Crusader
2004
Cranbourne Cup
1st On A Jeune 2 minutes 3.4 seconds
2nd Da Capo
3rd Bedouin
2003
Cranbourne Cup
1st Kattavia 2 minutes 7.5 seconds
2nd Out Of Options
3rd Pinstripe
2002
Cranbourne Cup
1st Eagle Rhythm 2 minutes 3.9 seconds
2nd Adolescence
3rd Hail
2001
Cranbourne Cup
1st Bush Padre 2 minutes 4.5 seconds
2nd Captivator
3rd Spirit Of Westbury
2000
Cranbourne Cup
1st Brave Chief 2 minutes 2.6 seconds
2nd Yammer
3rd Figurehead