Almanac Racing – Bonanza

We’ve had Ben/Adam/Hoss and Little Joe (cricket even flirted with Hilton), but Josh Cartwright’s ride last Saturday’s been the “Bonanza” for racing ghouls – danger, corruption and a mysterious blonde…and there may be more to come. There are racing meeting’s this weekend also but the best advice is to watch the trials and wait for Feb.

Almanac Racing – Woolamai’s no picnic for Racing’s innovators

We dis racing authorities for lacking initiative and then, of course, pounce on any issues that arise when a new enterprise gets wobbly. But the decision to offer full TAB coverage for the Woolamai picnics was FWD, notwithstanding the positives of coverage given to arguably the most vibrant segment of the local game. Sadly we [Read more]

Almanac Racing: New Year but old habits – defying logic again!

Plenty of old pros insist that betting on the youngsters is the winning way. There are just a few simple rules. Crio agrees and then ignores the evidence for his best on Saturday. It’ll end in tears unless ‘Knackers can find him a get-out. Help please!

Almanac Racing – the merry-go-round continues

The merry-go-round continues. New Year’s Day? Any day’ll do. another day/another dollar. The Valley finishes crio’s 2016 year and, barely 14 hours later, he builds a bank for 2017. Tips please.

Almanac Racing – look away now!

Nothing to see here folks. Racing has gone open misere to finish 2016. James MacDonald’s demise (what a fool) deflects from RVL’s fiasco. Credit to Godolphin – I suspect their clout could have covered over the mess but they have taken the heat, supported Stewards and Intel, and racing will ultimately benefit. Victorian Racing finishes [Read more]

Almanac Racing: I’ve seen the light

It’s taken him half a century but Crio has finally changed his approach. [Love it Crio – JTH]

Almanac Racing: Crio’s best tip this week is for Warrnambool (but it’s a good one)

Years of working on course has taught me that the last couple of Saturdays pre-Christmas are a write off. The money’s just not there. What staggers me is that is somehow tends to reappear after the “Santa pause”, when I’d reckon everyone should be skint (except for miserable bastards like myself who spend nowt on [Read more]

Almanac Racing

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like a duck, are you in Koo Wee Rup?? Crio needs a bank. Help him out with your racing tips for this weekend.

Almanac Racing

The fields are skinnier but the quality is OK. There’s rich races in Perth and Japan this weekend, as usual our man Crio, who’ll be at Moonee Valley, is all over it.

Almanac Racing – westward ho

As Spring draws to a close, Crio considers the racing further afield

Almanac Racing – fascinating rather than fascinators

Back to Sandown. What has Crio got for us this week? Is Big Orange the ultimate omen tip after the US election?

Almanac Racing – Stakes Day

Crio delivers his best bets for Stakes Day. As always let us know if you have spotted a good thing in the comments.

Almanac Racing: It’s now or never

Bare your molars punters. This is it. A great Derby Day card kicks off the big week at Flemington…and it’s more fun when you’re winning. Tips please!

Almanac Racing: Valley highlights

Crio’s heading down to the shop for the Winning Post. Hopefully it can ignite some excitement in him for what, at first glance, appears a weekend with plenty of sizzle but not enough sausages.

Almanac Racing – Cup Day at Caulfield

It’s one of the iconic days on the sporting calendar – Caulfield Cup Day.
Perfect weather, great fields…all we need are some winners. Tips please.

Almanac Horseracing – Monkeys off (and on) the back

Focus punters. All of a sudden it’s Guineas Day when you’ll get the best of the horses without the worst of humanity.
Bet up (responsibly of course!)

Almanac Racing: Man up and multi-task (or at least watch the replays!)

Crio with his racing tips for a weekend dominated by the AFL & NRL Grand Finals

Crio’s Question? – Banner Banter

The Bulldogs have had a succession of wry and witty banners this season. What do they choose for next Saturday? Here’s my opening bid: “Up Yours Oakley!” Suggestions?

Almanac Racing – Punters, keep your eye on, and off, the (foot)ball!

The footy feeding frenzy is not necessarily an excuse for overlooking the racing menu this weekend. I’ll forgive you Friday night – Moonee Valley needs good weather and strong fields to be an “action attraction” and it would take more than’s on offer to trump the MCG’s allure. But the unfamiliar timing of the other [Read more]

Almanac Racing – It’s time

Crio reckons it’s time for Racing fans to “get invested” – emotionally and possibly financially. The Spring will be here and gone in a blink. No time for distractions (OK, maybe if the Doggies push on!) because the fields are good and the blackbook needs to be at hand. Tips please!