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.