Restrictions on Cranbourne trials
Restrictions have officially been placed on horses working on the Cranbourne sand trails
where Mikaela Claridge died in a trackwork fall on August 30. “The use of the sand trails
has been restricted to daylight hours whilst the investigation is ongoing,” confirmed
Cranbourne Turf Club CEO Neil Bainbridge.
“The club is still co-operating with WorkSafe in regards to the devastating incident.
On a regular day more than 250 horses work on the trails, which are only for trotting and slow
The trails have been in work for more than 15 years and in that time this was the first
incident where a rider or horse required medical treatment.”