Crio’s Racing – Super for Superannuants

Gloom but not doom awaits punters challenging the time-honoured Doomben 10,000 meeting this Saturday. Tips please.

Crio’s Q? – “Character development” ; is it better to win or lose?

This week Crio asks; When does ‘learning how to win’ become a culture of failure? How much does the attitude to succeed play in learning from loss?

Crio’s Racing – Goodwood still SA’s best race

It’s Goodwood Day at Morphettville – SA’s best race of the year. Crio ponders what’s the premiere race for each state as he casts an eye across this weekend’s offerings.

Crio’s Question: Retirement Planning?

Crio asks about the practice of retiring player numbers and the different reasons in different sports.

Crios’ Racing: Warrnambool recovery

It was a big week in Warrnambool and afterthawing out Crio is off to see the fresh new Bulldogs.

Crio’s Q? Can commentators cross over?

Listening to Matt Hill call footy has Crio calling for comments on those who have been able to pull it off.

Crio’s Racing: Queensland and New South Wales

Crio can handle a wet track… but the NSW floods are a challenge for any punter. Here’s the latest tips for this weekend’s races, from Melbourne, up to Queensland, through Alice Springs and down to Morphettville.

Crio’s Q?: Kicking it old school on the training track

Getting flogged on the training track for hours on end in boggy conditions on cold wintery nights are a thing of the past for modern-day professional footballers. With this week’s question, Crio wants to know which time-honoured training drills and skills might be things of the past in the modern era.

Crio’s Racing – fields and forecast point to the Gold Coast

Form guides and play money at the ready, Crio takes a look at the weekend’s thoroughbred racing. This Saturday: get out the shorts and t-shirts punters, we’re off to the Gold Coast Turf Club

Crio’s Q? – Tackling concussion head-on!

Crio draws our attention to head injuries and their looming influence on football (of various codes). Players, lawyers, administrators, supporters – we’re all involved.

Crio’s Racing

Crio certainly didn’t foresee the cracking Group 1 action in Sydney, some nostalgic old favourites in Adelaide, and a batch of rich VOBIS races backending a long, mostly very good day at Caulfield. Revitalised, the old call is back – Tips please!

Crio’s Q? – What do you actually expect from your coach?

A beauty of a question from Crio this week. There’s the old footy maxim: It’s easier to sack one coach than 18 players and a recruiting office. Are we expecting too much of the men in the coaching hot-seat? At what point does a holistic analysis of coaching performance come into play?

Crio’s Racing – Around the World for Sixpence

This week’s racing spotlight falls squarely on Royal Randwick with more Autumn group racing action. And for the purists, there’s also the gruelling Grand National festival from Aintree in England, culminating in the Grand National Steeplechase on Sunday morning.

Crio’s Q?… The Resurrection Shuffle

For his question this week, Crio taps into the Easter message of Resurrection. We all love a good back-from-the dead narrative in sports, but what about when comebacks don’t work?

Crio’s Racing: Sydney’s Autumn Carnival Continues

Wall-to-wall group racing at Royal Randwick beckons this weekend. Amidst the noise from the start of the AFL season, Crio looks at some winners on one of the Turf’s biggest days of the year.

Crio’s Question: Leopards Changing Spots

Justin Langer and Kevin Muscat have begun singing from a remarkably different hymn sheet since leaving their playing days for coaching careers. Crio looks at sporting leopards who change their spots

Crio’s Racing…Tancred Day

As the Rosehill festival winds up, Crio muses on where racing is heading as winter approaches. And he looks for winners at the Valley tonight, Mornington tomorrow and the Balnarring picnics.

Crio’s Q? Game Abandoned

The remarkable conclusion to yesterday’s Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix game in the A-League has sent Crio down memory lane for some of the most bizarre conclusions to sporting contests you’ve seen or been involved in – nature enforced, or otherwise.

Crio’s Racing: Gold, Gold, Gold for Slipper Day

Crio highlights the “gold, gold, gold” on offer for 2yo’s in the Slipper on Saturday. Melbourne punters will journey to the Bendigo goldfields for their share of the spoils. Tips please.

Crio’s Q? Thinking through the ‘Cage Fighting’ debate; help please.

‘Cage Fighting’ is a new sport, a new activity. Crio is trying to get his head around the debate over it.