The 2016 Cranbourne Cup is a Listed staying event held at Cranbourne Racecourse during October.
Held under open handicap conditions over a distance of 2025m, the Cranbourne Cup is an exciting provincial cup event. Prize money of $200,000 makes the Cranbourne Cup one of the richest Listed races in Victoria.
The Cranbourne Cup is usually held on a Sunday, ensuring it gets plenty of attention during the Melbourne Spring Carnival which is often dominated by race days boasting several Group 1 events. For example, Caulfield Guineas Day, with four Group 1 events, is held on the day before.
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.
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.
The 2016 Cranbourne Cup will be run on Sunday, October 9th.
|Cranbourne Cup 2016|
|Date:||Sunday, October 9th, 2016|
|Track:||Cranbourne Turf Club|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2016 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.
The 2016 Cranbourne Cup field will be published here on Wednesday, October 5th.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||5821x2x069||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||12||60kg||113|
|2||x21377x056||THE CLEANER||Peter Gelagotis||Steven Arnold||3||60kg||108|
|3||97170×9670||ESCADO||Matt Laurie||Ben Melham||11||56.5kg||100|
|4||115x0x00x3||BRING SOMETHING||Ken Keys||Craig Williams||4||54.5kg||96|
|5||71x110x266||TOM MELBOURNE (IRE)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Craig Newitt||7||54kg||95|
|6||001310×793||TARQUIN||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||8||54kg||91|
|7||8689x10x72||BLIZZARD (NZ)||Emma-Lee & David Browne||Damien Oliver||2||54kg||90|
|8||x97550x268||TOOLEYBUC KID||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||6||54kg||90|
|9||5462102×09||ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ)||Lee & Shannon Hope||Ben E Thompson (a)||5||54kg||88|
|10||275x586x52||PLOT THE COURSE||Michael Trotter||Michael Walker||9||54kg||77|
|11||2022911×41||SLY ROMANCE (NZ)||Richard Laming||Ben Allen (a)||1||54kg||77|
2016 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.
The 2016 Cranbourne Cup nominations will be published here on Monday, October 5th.
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.
Overall, Cranbourne Cup history is relatively uneventful. The race has maintained a strong profile for quality fields, and will likely continue to do so in the future. 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 Cranbourne Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
Cranbourne Cup Results
|1st||Mourinho||2 minutes 6.5 seconds|
|2nd||More Than Sacred|
|1st||Pakal||2 minutes 6.3 seconds|
|1st||Midnight Martini||2 minutes 6.8 seconds|
|1st||Boom N Zoom||2 minutes 6.6 seconds|
|1st||Starmon||2 minutes 6.8 seconds|
|1st||Sermon||2 minutes 4.8 seconds|
|1st||Majestical||2 minutes 3.1 seconds|
|1st||Emerald Jack||2 minutes 5.6 seconds|
|2nd||Blue Collar Jack|
|1st||Blue Collar Jack||2 minutes 6.5 seconds|
|1st||Show Barry||2 minutes 4.6 seconds|
|1st||On A Jeune||2 minutes 3.4 seconds|
|1st||Kattavia||2 minutes 7.5 seconds|
|2nd||Out Of Options|
|1st||Eagle Rhythm||2 minutes 3.9 seconds|
|1st||Bush Padre||2 minutes 4.5 seconds|
|3rd||Spirit Of Westbury|
|1st||Brave Chief||2 minutes 2.6 seconds|