Sunraysia based harness racing trainer Shayne Cramp in all probability set a record that will never be broken, by winning the Victorian trainers premiership for season 2012/13 with a total of 155 winners, including 112 at the Mildura circuit.
The reason being that a Mildura District trainer has NEVER ever won the title before.
With Mildura being some 330 miles away from Melbourne, Shayne did a lot of travelling throughout the year, however the majority of wins were at his home track and Swan Hill in close proximity, with multiple victories becoming a regular occurrence.
A young and enthusiastic trainer at 29 years of age, Shayne and his staff are a dedicated team looking after a large stable of around 16-20 horses at any given time.
An added bonus for the season was that five members of the Cramp team – Jaccka Lauchie, Ima Grumpy Jasper, Jamies Boy, Shelby Cruzin and Real Magic finished in the first five order of the “Horse Of The Year” Award at Mildura.
Even though the year had its ups and downs, Shayne is again looking forward to a successful season ahead.
by Len Baker