Crowds return for the Cranbourne Cup

Megan, Cassie, Steph and Taya from Berwick. 257758_01 Pictures: STEWART CHAMBERS

By David Nagel

The Cranbourne Turf Club became the focus of Victorian racing on Saturday with the club hosting its first-ever standalone Cranbourne Cup.

This year’s Cup was the richest in history at $500,000 attracting a high-class field of gallopers to race over the 1600-metre journey.

A crowd of 4000 people cheered loudly as local trainer Robbie Griffiths secured his first home-town cup in a career spanning more than 30 years.

News photographer STEWART CHAMBERS was on hand to capture all the exciting action.