Cranbourne Cup

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By Peter Quilty

Given the current closure of the Cranbourne greyhound track, the 2023 Group 2 Cranbourne Cup series will be held at Sandown Park over 515m.

This series will begin on Thursday 19 October (Heats) with the final to be run on Thursday 26 October.

Be on course for the Cranbourne Cup Final at Sandown Park to experience a:

  • Drone Show Spectacular
  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Plus the chance to win 1 of 20 shares in a Greyhound Syndicate

The most recent Cranbourne Cup was held at the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club in 2021, won by Koblenz , who handed trainer David Geall an incredible fourth country cup for the year.

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The inaugural Cranbourne Cup was conducted in 1975 and since then the club’s flagship sprint event has been won by a cavalcade of champions including the only dual winner National Star (1984-85), Shining Chariot , Spread Eagled , Eureka Man, China Trip and Orson Allen.

WATCH: Koblenz scores a breakthrough group race victory in the 2021 Cranbourne Cup. He later went on to win the Melbourne Cup.


2021 (Oct) Koblenz David Geall 29.70sec
2021 (Feb) Jax Bale Andrea Dailly 29.68sec
2020 Often Imitated Jacqueline Greenough 30.09sec
2019 Orson Allen Correy Grenfell 29.77sec
2018 Mossimo Bale Andrea Dailly 30.12sec
2017 Crackerjack Choc Anita Gibbons 30.14sec
2016 Above All Robert Britton 30.00sec
2015 Avondale Porche Kelvyn Greenough 29.98sec
2014 Banjo Boy Kenneth Virtue 30.03sec
2013 Cintiarna Sandra Collins 29.93sec
2012 Mystic Apple Val Awramenko 30.39sec
2011 Gold Heritage Desmond Downing 30.53sec
2010 Arvo’s Florence Terry Burns 30.17sec
2009 Stoner Bale Kylie Hunt 29.92sec
2008 Sonador Amy Lauterboom 30.33sec
2007 Vapour Whirl Darren Murray 30.21sec
2006 Pororoca Andrea Dailly 29.68sec
2005 Pastrana Bale Andrea Dailly 30.20sec
2004 Smack Wallop Tina Womann 30.18sec
2003 Waterview Star Peter Dapiran 30.12sec
2002 Isa Brown Robert Britton 30.19sec
2001 Hail A Harley Graeme Bate 30.30sec
2000 Marsha Brady Desmond Carlson 30.07sec
1999 Arvo’s Express Tina Womann 30.51sec
1998 Fiery Sal Tom Meulman 30.68sec
1997 Lansley Bale Graeme Bate 30.86sec
1996 Wild Season Frank Ryan 30.49sec
1995 World Champ Stan Con Maniatis 30.54sec
1994 Jamb Kid Kenneth Virtue 30.55sec
1993 Kelvin’s Pride Siegfried Ruopp 30.79sec
1992 China Trip Gary Ball 30.92sec
1991 Eureka Man Kenneth Patterson 30.52sec
1990 Spread Eagled Joseph Pearl 30.76sec
1989 National Asset
1988 Calamity Kid
1987 Shining Chariot
1986 Lightning Boy
1985 National Star
1984 National Star
1983 Prince Of Eaton
1982 Golden Impulse
1981 Bianca Lee
1980 Brindle Pixie
1979 Panther Bay
1978 Elsie Belinda
1977 Granulator
1976 Ragmaker
1975 Great Power