The 2016 Cranbourne Cup is a Listed event held at Cranbourne Racecourse in Melbourne during the Spring Racing Carnival.
An open handicap, the Cranbourne Cup is contested over a staying distance of 2025m. While not the longest cup event, it still provides gallopers with a chance to step out to greater distances than 1600m.
With $200,000 prize money on offer, the Cranbourne Cup is far and away one of the wealthiest listed events in the nation. Held on a Sunday straight after Caulfield Guineas Day, the Cranbourne Cup is the only black-type event held on the day throughout the country.
Horses take quite a few different paths to the Cranbourne Cup. Some of the more popular lead up events include the Group 3 Bart Cummings and the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes, along with several non black-type events.
Following the Cranbourne Cup, successful runners might go on to any number of events. In the past, the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup, the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup have all seen runners from the Cranbourne Cup.
The Cranbourne Cup was first held in 1898 and since then has continued to supply highly talented stayers with a good distance run and an additional win. Due to consistent efforts from the Cranbourne Turf Club, Cranbourne Cup Day has become a highly enjoyable affair that caters to families and children with ease.
Because of its importance to the bigger Melbourne spring events held at major racecourses, Cranbourne Cup Day also hosts a Myer Fashions on the Field heat.
Notable Cranbourne Cup winners include Brave Chief (2000), On A Jeune (2004), Emerald Jack (2007) and Pakal (2013).
2016 Cranbourne Cup Field
The Cranbourne Cup field tends to attract horses from a range of racing experiences. Both country and metro horses face off in the Cranbourne Cup field in an intense, high stakes battle for superiority. Usually, a truly talented horse will rise to the top of the Cranbourne Cup field.
The 2016 Cranbourne Cup field will be published here on Thursday, October 6th.
|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 provide punters with a semi-accurate indication of the spring intent of many well-known stayers. You’ll usually find a host of decent stayers in the Cranbourne Cup nominations, alongside some lesser-known yet possibly equally talented country horses.
The 2016 Cranbourne Cup nominations will be published here on Tuesday, October 6th.
Cranbourne Cup Results
Cranbourne Cup results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
|2015||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2014||1 Mourinho||2 More Than Sacred||3 Le Roi||2:06.5|
|2013||1 Pakal||2 Sertorius||3 Mourinho||2:06.3|
|2012||1 Midnight Martini||2 Streets Away||3 Streaky Fella||2:06.8|
|2011||1 Boom N Zoom||2 Paddy O’Reilly||3 Ginga Dude||2:06.6|
|2010||1 Starmon||2 Mr Bentley||3 Tube||2:06.8|
|2009||1 Sermon||2 Stormhill||3 The Sportsman||2.04.8|
|2008||1 Majestical||2 Barbaricus||3 Chantal Sally||2.03.1|
|2007||1 Emerald Jack||2 Blue Collar Jack||3 El Pretender||2:05.6|
|2006||1 Blue Collar Jack||2 Octrivia||3 Professional Lady||2:06.5|
|2005||1 Show Barry||2 Tosen Dandy||3 Irish Crusader||2:04.6|
|2004||1 On A Jeune||2 Da Capo||3 Bedouin||2:03.4|
|2003||1 Kattavia||2 Out Of Options||3 Pinstripe||2:07.5|
|2002||1 Eagle Rhythm||2 Adolescence||3 Hail||2:03.9|
|2001||1 Bush Padre||2 Captivator||3 Spirit Of Westbury||2:04.5|
|2000||1 Brave Chief||2 Yammer||3 Figurehead||2:02.6|