Cranbourne Cup

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

2019 Cranbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



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.

Held under open handicap conditions over a distance of 2025m, the Cranbourne Cup is an exciting provincial cup event. Prize money of $400,000 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 2019 Cranbourne Cup runs on Sunday October 13, 2019.

Cranbourne Cup 2019
Date: Sunday October 13, 2019
Track: Cranbourne
Distance: 2025m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $400,000

2019 Cranbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2019 Cranbourne Cup Odds

The season’s latest Cranbourne Cup 2019 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.

2019 Cranbourne Cup odds are now open and available by following the link to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 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 2019 Cranbourne Cup field will be published here once announced on the Thursday leading-up to Cranbourne Cup Day.

The Cranbourne Cup 2019 Final Field features 13 hopeful stayers led in betting by last-start Rosehill winner Dr Drill dropping notably in weight.  The Chris Waller-trained Group 3 JRA Cup winner at The Valley last time out and his stablemate So You Win coming off a second in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes are among the other leading chances.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0x6000x640 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1 58kg 102
2 25245×5231 CAPTAIN COOK (GB) Chris Waller Ms Linda Meech 10 57.5kg 101
3 03x67310x4 PLEIN CIEL (GER) Anthony Freedman James McDonald 12 57.5kg 101
4 37×4121116 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS Bryan Dais Declan Bates 5 56kg 98
5 14×2112342 SO YOU WIN Chris Waller Damian Lane 4 56kg 98
6 x364408x90 LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander Jamie Kah 9 54.5kg 95
7 x242121821 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 7 54kg 94
8 4×73122282 MASCULINO Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Lachlan King (a) 8 54kg 94
9 02652244×2 SIN TO WIN (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 11 54kg 93
10 x341220x09 SAVVY OAK (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Brett Prebble 2 54kg 88
11 321119×323 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Dwayne Dunn 6 54kg 81
12 057510×985 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Teodore Nugent (a) 3 54kg 76
13 625x516x72 NAIVASHA Pat Carey James Winks 13 54kg 69

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
2019
Cranbourne Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Cranbourne Cup
1st Octabello 2 minutes 6.04 seconds
2nd Sully
3rd Furrion
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

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