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Her Name Was Lola, She Was a Showgirl..
21 April 2021
Her Name Was Lola, She Was a Showgirl..

Three-year-old trotting filly Copacabana recorded her maiden win at Yarra Valley on Wednesday with a bold-front running performance in the IGA Liquor 3YO Trot. Raced by the Cranbourne Club 21 group, Copacabana’s success came at her first outing for the 2021 racing season giving rise to hopes of a promising future for the daughter of Andover Hall.

More Than A Hobby
7 April 2021
More Than A Hobby

Once in a while a modest race win for a diehard owner, trainer or driver with a lifetime of passion for harness racing reveals a back story of just how that individual was captivated by our sport and remains so to this day. The success of four-year-old trotter Captain McCraw at Melton on Wednesday afternoon provided one such insight.

Costello Gets The Chocolates on Easter Sunday
6 April 2021
Costello Gets The Chocolates on Easter Sunday

Cranbourne based concession reinsman Kyle Costello produced one of the drives of the day to salute aboard Major Mal in the Gippsland Quarries Pace at Warragul on Easter Sunday.

Mildura Bound with a Bullet
29 March 2021
Mildura Bound with a Bullet

Cranbourne trained open class pacer Bulletproof Boy rounded off his preparation for the upcoming Mildura Cup carnival with a last stride win in the Nutrien Equine Pace at Melton on Saturday night.

Charlie Hosts Big Day Out
17 March 2021
Charlie Hosts Big Day Out

Cranbourne based trotter Captain McCraw, Charlie to his friends, held a captive audience at the Cranbourne Harness Training Centre when visited by an enthusiastic group from Living Life Support Services recently.

Trouble Giero Ends Long Run of Outs
9 March 2021
Trouble Giero Ends Long Run of Outs

Cranbourne based trainer Scott Ewen combined with his much-travelled trotter Trouble Giero for an emphatic victory in the Gards Carpentry & Joinery Trot at Shepparton on Sunday night.

Two-year-old trotting winner gives Nutrien sale a boost
4 March 2021
Two-year-old trotting winner gives Nutrien sale a boost

A blue-blooded filly who is a full sister to last night’s brilliant Bendigo two-year-old trotting winner Mojito Madness will turn heads at next month’s Nutrien Equine Standardbred Yearling Sale at Oaklands Junction.

Faith Rewarded
16 February 2021
Faith Rewarded

When ex-pat Kiwi Dylan Stratford landed at the Cranbourne Training Centre in October 2019 one of the first people to reach out and offer the young trainer his support was local owner Kevin Lee. That faith was repaid at Warragul on Monday afternoon when three-year-old pacer Written Courage convincingly won the Liberty Financial Maiden Pace at just his second lifetime start.

Cranbourne Trainers Active at Sales
12 February 2021
Cranbourne Trainers Active at Sales

Cranbourne based trainers Dylan Stratford, Scott Ewen and Brad & Kyal Costello were active at last weekend’s yearling sales securing a total of four lots to add to their respective stables.

Training Centre Development Taking Shape
10 February 2021
Training Centre Development Taking Shape

On-site works to expand the Cranbourne Training Centre are progressing quickly and the Club is hoping to be in a position to welcome new tenants from the end of this month.

This stage of the Centre’s evolution includes 20 new stables/yards to provide permanent overall accommodation for up to 70 horses on course at any one time. The development also includes construction of a new 240m2 work shed to cater for incoming trainers. And four substantial new day paddocks have been introduced to complement existing facilities.