Cranbourne readies for February Gold as rich Cup has new home

Cranbourne Harness Racing Club is gearing up for its biggest race day when the 2024 Decron Cranbourne Gold Cup is run on Saturday February 10.

Cranbourne Cup
Cranbourne Cup Picture: HRV

More than $250,000 in prizemoney is available across the nine-race card, headlined by the $100,000 Group 2 Decron Cranbourne Gold Cup and the $50,000 Group 2 Betavet Bruce Skeggs Memorial Cranbourne Trotters Cup, both of which will be run over 2555m.

The timing of the Inter Dominion series prompted the move of the Cup out of its traditional December timeslot and into February, a move that that club president David Scott believed would be ideal in attracting the country's best pacers.

"In consultation with Harness Racing Victoria, we've landed on the second weekend in February," Scott said.

"It means our Cup will now be run one week after the Group 1 A. G. Hunter Cup and four weeks before the Group 1 Miracle Mile, so this new date should ensure another high quality Decron Cranbourne Gold Cup field."

First run in 1965, the Cranbourne Cup has been won by some the country's biggest stars including Paleface Adios, Gammalite, Tailamade Lombo, Golden Reign and Imthemightyquinn. 

Hospitality packages are on sale now, contact the club on 5996 1300 or email  [email protected].

Decron Cranbourne Gold Cup program

$100,000 Group 2 Decron Cranbourne Gold Cup (2555m)

$50,000 Group 2 Bruce Skeggs Memorial Betavet Cranbourne Trotters Cup (2555m)

$20,000 3YO Pace (2080m)

$17,500 NR 70-89 Pace (2080m)

$17,500 NR 67-89 Mares Pace (1609m)

$17,500 NR 70-85 Trot (2080m)

$15,000 No Metro Wins Pace (1609m)

$10,000 NR up to 60 Pace (2080m)

$10,000 NR up to 50 Pace (1609m)