Australia: Cranbourne Turf Club celebrates 150th anniversary tomorrow

Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cranbourne Turf Club celebrates 150thThe Cranbourne Turf Club in Australia will celebrate its 150th anniversary this Friday, that is tomorror April 21st, with a night of racing and entertainment.
Artefacts of local racing history will be on show throughout the night with historical displays featuring trophies, race books, photos and committee meeting minutes
dating back more than a century.

 

There will also be family-friendly activities on offer including pony rides, amusement rides, circus performers, organised sports, an animal farm and a reptile show.

 

Racing at Cranbourne first began in April 1867 with a two-day race meeting, and has since grown to boast one of the highest country racing club on-course turnovers in the state.

 

Australian Racing Hall of Fame and champion thoroughbred Manikato won his first start at Cranbourne as a two-year-old in 1978, before going on to claim the Blue Diamond Stakes, Golden Slipper, Ascot Vale Stakes and the Caulfield Guineas in the same year.

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