Most states have at least one race to commend, though NSW leads this bulletin with the Scone Carnival providing a change from the usual fare.
Pundits applauded the nomination of Jones as the Demons’ interim skipper. Similar sentiments were sometimes expressed about S.K.Warne.
Which players have been wrongly overlooked for captaincy? And who look “natural” appointments for the future?
The Singo/Gai tripe is disappointing because not only have we enjoyed a period of wonderful horses and races but an almost unparalleled run of “good news” stories whilst other sports floundered in controversy.
J.Brown spruiking KPI targets for an accounting firm? Can anyone recall another sports product placement as improbable?
Hard-nosed racing man Crio is happy to confess that the ‘Bool gets a hold of him. And here are some of his thoughts on racing around the country.
First, Mick and Eddie. Now, Singo and Gai. What other doting couples have publicly crumbled?
“Going to the ‘Bool?” That’s been the question most asked on Melbourne’s racecourses this week.
Our stocks of racing champs are dwindling, with All Too Hard having his final race (at least in Australia) in Saturday’s ripper All Aged Stakes.
The St Leger meeting is at Flemington on ANZAC Day but Crio’s tip is to head to Avoca – a ripper venue and a great little meeting with a vibrant two-up school out behind the stand.
Some players prefer the softer option on the field. Crio says every team has them. Who are they at your club?
It is a testament to his great talent – as hyperbolized by Gai – that Pierro, a 3yo with “9 stone”, can be served up at 5/4 in a crack edition of the $2m Doncaster at Randwick on Saturday.
Nominations please for the best Foxtel pub in Australia and Western Australia.
Grizzled gamblers just move on to the next episode but true racing lovers indulge in some reflection, even nostalgia, about horses, races and carnivals they’ve seen. Enjoyed – not endured. The 2013 Sydney Autumn is destined to generate memories and debate that will fuel racing conversations for generations to come. Just look at last week [Read more]
St.Kilda could have done with Robert Harvey on the weekend; Carlton with Mark Maclure. What “like-type” would make a difference to your side?
It is Slipper week. The form needs a look, then a study followed by dissection. There are showers about so the track conditions must be monitored. Rosehill always presents a fantastic occasion and, once again, there are terrific fields ( 5 Group Ones in a row!) and so many possibilities. Big characters are again to [Read more]
Shane Warne; Jeff Kennett; who else might be diagnosed with Relevance Deprivation Syndrome?
Forget Easter Monday – the holiday programs have totally changed in recent years – and focus on some great racing this Saturday at Caulfield and, especially, at Rosehill.
Crio would like suggestions for live sports entertainment on Good Friday. There’s no racing, footy or cricket, so what can you do?
“Going to the races”, perhaps more so than ever before, is now an umbrella term for an assortment of possibilities. Look at some of this weekend’s offerings for example… Friday is the final Valley Nights for the season and the meeting has been swamped by a media blitz surrounding Black Caviar’s “appearance” (MVR8, 9.55pm and [Read more]