Cranbourne Cup

The Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup is a Listed event shortened from 2025m to 1600m in 2021 held at Cranbourne Racecourse each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

2023 Cranbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Charterhouse
  • 2nd: #9 Foxy Cleopatra
  • 3rd: #2 Just Folk

The Cranbourne Cup is a Listed staying event held at Cranbourne Racecourse during October or November every Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Previously taking place on the Sunday after Melbourne hosts a four-Group 1 race meeting for Caulfield Guineas Day, in 2021 Cranbourne Cup Day was moved to mid-November running after the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The event now takes place in late November after the Melbourne Cup Carnival majors have been run and won.

Held under open handicap conditions, the Cranbourne Cup distance was also reduced in 2021 from 2025 to just 1600m making it a mile event.

The Cranbourne Cup prize money was boosted to $500,000 in 2021 making it one of the richest Listed races in Victoria.

In recent years the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield and Flemington’s Group 3 Bart Cummings (2500m) have served as good Cranbourne Cup lead-ups.

In 2021 however the event attracted more of the miler types that may have run in tougher races earlier in the carnival including the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) on Derby Day including the winner King Magnus who improved on a lead-up fifth in the Kennedy Cantala Stakes – a race now run as the Champions Mile.

Previously, Cranbourne Cup runners would have gone on 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 2022 Cranbourne Cup winner Uncle Bryn came off a lead-up fifth in Sydney’s $2 million The Five Diamonds race.

The upset 2023 Cranbourne Cup winner Charterhouse was down in grade off a lead-up 15th when second last the month prior in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup ran on Saturday November 25, 2023 offering $500,000 in prize money and was won in a thrilling late upset by the fast finishing Charterhouse ($16). 

Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup 2023
Date: Saturday November 25, 2023
Track: Cranbourne
Distance: 2025m (1600m in 2021)
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $500,000

2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #5 Charterhouse ($16)
  • 2nd: #9 Foxy Cleopatra
  • 3rd: #2 Just Folk

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Charterhouse ($16) was back to his best running over the top of his rivals late with a big run down the outside to post a narrow upset over the beaten favourite Foxy Cleopatra in a thrilling 2023 Cranbourne Cup result.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 CHARTERHOUSE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Declan Bates 9 55.5kg $16
2 9 FOXY CLEOPATRA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 0.2L 3 54kg $3.90F
3 2 JUST FOLK Gavin Bedggood Beau Mertens 1.2L 8 58.5kg $7
4 4 ASCENSION (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 1.4L 10 55.5kg $6.50
5 10 EUPHORIC Greg Eurell Dean Yendall 1.5L 6 54kg $4.60
6 1 POUNDING Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 4.25L 7 59kg $13
7 3 HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 4.65L 4 56.5kg $7.50
8 6 UMGAWA Leon & Troy Corstens Jordan Childs 5.15L 5 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $11
9 7 LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ) Michael Hickmott Teo Nugent 11.15L 2 54kg $26
10 8 RIYAZAN (IRE) Vincent Hall Jye McNeil 12.65L 1 54kg $61
11 BEEHUNTER John Sadler Ms Carleen Hefel (a) 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Odds

The season’s latest Cranbourne Cup 2023 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.

Uncle Bryn ($3.10 in 2022) was the last favourite in Cranbourne Cup betting to win.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Charterhouse winning at Cranbourne Cup odds of $16.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 CRANBOURNE CUP ODDS (Final Field)

2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Form

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2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup 2023 Tips on the late spring showdown this season.

  • To Win: #9 Foxy Cleopatra ($4.40 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Open race but happy to stick with current favourite Foxy Cleopatra in a winnable race for this progressive four-year-old mare. Craig Williams has the ride from a gun barrier three draw and a mile is ideal for her. She was going well as a filly this time last year recording a Group 3 second before raising in grade and distance for a shot at the 2022 Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) when running a mid-field seventh. Spent a year on the side lines but was good upon her return right down in distance last time out when runner-up in the Group 3 HKJ Club Stakes (1400m) on November 7 at big odds only a neck beaten. This looks right for her to get back in winning form.

2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Field

The Cranbourne Cup field has in the past attracted some top quality stayers, but as of 2021 features a field of shorter-distance mile types.

The 2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup field will be published here once announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Cranbourne Cup Day.

The Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup 2023 final field features a quality line-up of late spring hopefuls led in betting by Group 1 performed mare Foxy Cleopatra second-up after a length spell and the in-form Greg Eurell-trained Euphoric

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1263×64084 POUNDING Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 8 59kg 103
2 0x44496x24 JUST FOLK Gavin Bedggood Beau Mertens 9 58.5kg 102
3 6111×82205 HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 5 56.5kg 98
4 613106×013 ASCENSION (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 11 55.5kg 96
5 1316x32x60 CHARTERHOUSE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Declan Bates 10 55.5kg 96
6 x664222432 UMGAWA Leon & Troy Corstens Jordan Childs 6 54kg 93
7 66445×1395 LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ) Michael Hickmott Teo Nugent 2 54kg 92
8 7x059x0003 RIYAZAN (IRE) Vincent Hall Jye McNeil 1 54kg 92
9 3127×2 FOXY CLEOPATRA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Williams 3 54kg 86
10 18x1129x12 EUPHORIC Greg Eurell Dean Yendall 7 54kg 80
11 x0872130x0 BEEHUNTER John Sadler Ms Carleen Hefel (a) 4 54kg 79

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup Nominations

Early nominations for the Ladbrokes Cranbourne Cup for 2023 close the Monday before the race and will be updated below once released.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5×86817114 RHINOCEROS (NZ) G 5 Emma-Lee & David Browne 1 54kg 48kg 81
2 1043×20033 SKYMAN (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 2 60kg 60kg 105
3 06x51183x8 KING MAGNUS G 8 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 3 59.5kg 59.5kg 104
4 1263×64084 POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 4 59kg 59kg 103
5 0x44496x24 JUST FOLK G 7 Gavin Bedggood 5 58.5kg 58.5kg 102
6 2123×43723 DETONATOR JACK (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 58kg 58kg 101
7 6111×82205 HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 7 56.5kg 56.5kg 98
8 02419×0111 AIN’TNODEELDUN G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman 8 56kg 56kg 97
9 1316x32x60 CHARTERHOUSE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 55.5kg 55.5kg 96
10 613106×013 ASCENSION (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 55.5kg 55.5kg 96
11 309×502671 JUNIPAL G 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 55.5kg 55.5kg 96
12 52213836×0 SWORDS DRAWN G 8 Michael Moroney 12 55.5kg 55.5kg 96
13 5x45137x30 WICKLOW (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 13 54.5kg 54.5kg 94
14 2847x449x5 MIDNIGHT BLUE G 7 Mark Walker 14 54.5kg 54.5kg 94
15 x664222432 UMGAWA G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 15 54kg 54kg 93
16 21146×8520 SHUFFLE DANCER M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 16 54kg 51.5kg 92
17 43024265×2 KEATS (IRE) G 7 Gavin Bedggood 17 54kg 53.5kg 92
18 66445×1395 LORD VLADIVOSTOK (NZ) G 7 Michael Hickmott 18 54kg 53.5kg 92
19 7x059x0003 RIYAZAN (IRE) G 9 Vincent Hall 19 54kg 53.5kg 92
20 3127×2 FOXY CLEOPATRA M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 20 54kg 48.5kg 86
21 x630x1126x TAZARAL (IRE) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 21 54kg 49.5kg 84
22 2x3114x78x ZENNZELLA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 22 54kg 47kg 83
23 74x1x55411 PICAROON M 6 Tom Dabernig 23 54kg 46.5kg 82
24 18x1129x12 EUPHORIC G 4 Greg Eurell 24 54kg 47.5kg 80
25 x0872130x0 BEEHUNTER G 7 John Sadler 25 54kg 47kg 79
26 2137×1 THE MAGGSTAR M 5 Tetyana Furdetska 26 54kg 44.5kg 78
27 12x311664x GOLDEN CRUSADER (FR) G 6 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 27 54kg 46.5kg 78
28 x40238x446 TYPHOON HARMONY G 7 Peter Gelagotis 28 54kg 44.5kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

In 2021 the Cranbourne Cup was moved to mid-November and run over 1600m (reduced from 2025m).

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

Cranbourne Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
Cranbourne Cup
1st Charterhouse 1 minute 37.32 seconds
2nd Foxy Cleopatra
3rd Just Folk
2022
Cranbourne Cup
1st Uncle Bryn 1 minute 35.34 seconds (R)
2nd Callsign Mav
3rd Visinari
2021
Cranbourne Cup
1st King Magnus 1 minute 40.76 seconds

(Distance reduced from 2025m to 1600m)

2nd Our Playboy
3rd So Si Bon
2020
Cranbourne Cup
1st Future Score 2 minutes 4.75 seconds
2nd Odeon
3rd Dr Drill
2019
Cranbourne Cup
1st Dr Drill 2 minutes 5.08 seconds
2nd Naivasha
3rd Captain Cook
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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