RVL have declared another week of 30min race gaps and certain sectors are outraged. Stuff them, I say. RNSW hinted about vague OH+S for jockeys etc – what crap…Royal Ascot, the 4-day pinnacle of our sport, has R1 @2.30 and the last at 5.35 each day! My only suggestion to the current format (other than cutting [Read more]
Crio asks when should our sporting commentators put objectivity and information sharing aside to become partisan barrackers for their favourites?
The quality’s improving, the options are wonderful and, for Crio, the weekend
Real racing fans will have noted the hectic start to the week and the usual packed calendar awaiting. They know that, for all the negativity peddled, there are exciting times ahead and more wonderful memories to be banked for dotage reminiscences.
Crio sends us this timely link to a previous story on Tennis corruption
Always plenty on offer in the racing game (and none of that tawdry AFL scandal!). Enjoy some horse racing before getting back on the work merry-go-round.
Crio poses the question, should officials display their personality on field?
“Fool’s Gold”? Magic Millions weekend. Any tips?
“I’d like to be more active and get to watch my team(s) more regularly”.
Crio reckons reality and circumstances ensure he’ll do less, get to less and watch more on TV. Others concur?
There are meetings everywhere this weekend. Good luck if you get to one of them.
Try getting older. We all tick over to another year this week. As we do so another bank of memories is tagged as 2015. Most get blurry as the years advance, but some are franked. 2015 noms pls.
Zillions of meetings but lots of distractions means that punters tend to attack myriad Boxing Day options with furry tongues and unprepared for the opportunities to bounce back from the Xmas spree – how can the punt be a waste of money after crackers and crap presents? Have a crack!
Sometimes a fast start can cause fans to readjust their expectations. Sometimes that’s not a wise thing to do. ask Real’s opponents last weekend!
Crio promises that next week everything (OK,maybe some things) will be much better but, for now, it is hard to be positive casting an eye over racing’s landscape and the prospects for Saturday.
“The Special One” is in uncharted waters as Chelsea sink towards the relegation zone. Who’d’ve thought? Some seem to be forever blessed, but sport teaches us to savour the good times and retain humility for what might lie ahead. Who else has seemed “on top of the world” only to face the cliff’s edge?
It’s Awards Season and Crio adds another to the list – the award for the best mentor. He’s nominating Col Swatton. Others?
Plenty to keep racing fans absorbed this weekend, despite the humdrum local offerings. Crio looks further afield and gets excited by Sunday’s feast.
For once, crio suggests, racing authorities in Victoria are hoping the media will look elsewhere. That’s not likely as the drama unfolds. A G1 in Perth isn’t going to be enough distraction this week. Victorian Racing’s jumped off the bridge and we can only hope like hell that the bungee cord is secured. Meanwhile, of course, there are winners to find to fund the festive excesses.
When the once commonplace makes you sit up on the sofa you know that times have changed. Couch potato Crio recalled Johnny Miller’s golden locks and the starched creams of the cricketers when some “back to the future” youngsters popped up on the TV.