Mildura harness racing trainer Shayne Cramp has achieved what is believed to be an Australian, and maybe even a world, first.
Cramp's stable absolutely dominated proceedings at his home track on Tuesday night, not only winning every race but recording a trifecta in Race 1 and the quinella in the third, fifth and seventh events.
Shayne drove three winners himself, while Reece Moore also had a winning treble and Greg Cramp booted home two victors for the stable.
It began with the Fishers Supermarkets Pace when Lis Mara Shadow (Greg Cramp) defeated stablemate Boltenin by 9.8m, while another Cramp horse Anarion finished third.
The second event, the Redwood Day @ Maryborough Sunday Pace, went to Cramp-trained two-year-old Mach Three filly Aldebaran Brandi, which defeated runner-up Lucky Eight and another Cramp runner East Emperor in third.
Race 3, the Sunraysia Daily Pace, was taken out by Macray Soiree, Cramp’s three-year-old Grinfromeartoear filly, which defeated stablemate Glen Alpine Drive by 5.3m.
The Cramp wagon rolled on in Race 4, the Seelite Windows and Doors Pace, when Soho Jagger prevailed victorious 8.5m over Georges Lad in second and yet another Cramp runner in Squiggymaguire in third.
The fifth event saw the Cramps in the winners’ stall in the Bill Hanson Memorial Pace, with a stable quinella via Philtra Phella defeating Sutter Man.
Hargrave took out Race 6, the Mildura Sports Pace, Cramp’s only runner in the race prevailing by 12.1m.
The seventh event went to Inransit, while stablemate Vivant gave Cramp yet another quinella.
And in the last history was made in emphatic fashion, Reece Moore piloting Cramp’s Cenosilocophobia to victory by a huge margin.
Moore gave an emphatic victory salute as he crossed the line in first place; but his winning margin was so enormous he probably could have got out 50m before the line and danced his horse and sulky to success.
Trots fans' Twitter and Facebook feeds were all about Cramp after the last race, many suggesting it was one of the most remarkable feats seen in the sport's history.
By Cody Winnell (Harness Racing Australia)