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
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.
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 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.
‘Cage Fighting’ is a new sport, a new activity. Crio is trying to get his head around the debate over it.
Crio’s got your Saturday schedule sorted. Clear the decks for a couple of hours in the afternoon (3.20pm-5.20pm) and find a TV. Hopefully you’ve got TVN and can enjoy a final day of top notch coverage. Otherwise get to a pubTAB. As a last resort Ch7 will have to do. You’ll get to watch the Newmarket (3.50pm), the Australian Cup (4.30) and the F+M Trophy (formerly Matron Stakes, 5.10pm), plus three bonus Group races from Rosehill. Easy.
Crio’s sceptical – first I’ve heard of it. As PJ Keating said, always back self-interest.
A genuinely ‘time-honoured’ event, the world-famous Cheltenham Festival gets underway tonight (Australian time). Here’s a useful guide and tips from Jack de Menezes in yesterday’s The Independent, re-posted by Crio.
What’s happened? The Labour Day weekend was once racing royalty in Melbourne. The Adelaide Cup was a “big event”. And Sydney used to wait it’s turn. Guineas features on the eastern seaboard and racing all around the country. Tips please.
TVN is about to formally pull the plug on its broadcast operations. Crio recalls the demise of some other great shows with a focus on the sport of Kings.
There are a heap of sporting options available this weekend. But Crio argues that with both Caulfield and Warwick Farm hosting Group 1 cards, Saturday’s racing offers plenty of interest to both seasoned and casual punters alike.
Crio follows his cricket as closely as his racing. He was shocked to find that the West Indies captain at the World Cup is someone he’s never heard of. Who else has reached lofty heights before you even noticed them?
It’s almost Autumn Carnival time and Crio says the fields are good but still a bit thin. Top horses on display in the big WFA races at Flemington and Rosehill. Guidance required.
Crio reviews the greyhound industry in the aftermath of Four Corners expose’ of the use of live animals to ‘blood’ racing dogs.
Ever had a bad feeling or a bad omen that came true about your team or your selection? Crio asks about the portents of doom for your boys or the (un)faithful steed?
Chris Riordan detects some excitement stirring within, as the racing calendar heats up a little this week with the C F Orr Stakes
Crio reflects on the growing necessity to book ahead for prime sporting contests. What happened to our birthright to check the weather; our hangover; our finances; and make a last minute decision about turning up?
Crio is off to the Woolamai picnics to swing the bag on the weekend, but the autumn stars are creeping back at Rosehill. Tips welcomed (don’t keep those winners to yourself this weekend).
How do you like your celebrations? Quiet reflection and relief or party like it’s 1999? Crio reflects on how title and championship celebrations are covered in different sports, both here and abroad.