Our rural racing correspondent Glen Davis journeys to Avoca for Cup Day.
A drink at the Star of the West in Port Fairy led Glen to ponder VFL stars that served in Vietnam. He is asking the Knacker fraternity for their memories of star players that served, and whether Essendon’s contingent of six was the largest from any club.
A trouncing for Katandra but a good weekend for Glen and his cohorts.
The traditional ANZAC Day races at Avoca is well worth a trip, writes Glen.
A road trip to the Ardlethan Cup threw up some unexpected surprises.
A hot Riverina Sunday saw a good turn out for the Corowa Cup.
Glen compiles an Australian Test 11 of players whose family origins are from the Emerald Isle. Would they do any worse than the current team?
Glen has compiled his multicultural Test 11. What do you think?
Glen Davis is about to celebrate a milestone birthday. He continues his look back on some of the most memorable sporting moments of his life-time.
Glen Davis is about to celebrate a milestone birthday. He looks back on some of the most memorable sporting moments of his life-time.
The wonderful Paul Kelly song, Bradman, has that verse re the 1930 Australian tour of England. He sings, All of Jackson’s grace failed him, it was Bradman, was the power. He sang of Archie Jackson.
I read recently of the sad passing of former Collingwod player, Kevin Grose. He played 32 senior games, scoring 10 goals in his three seasons at senior level 1975-1977. Most of his senior football was played on the flanks: half back and half forward. He played under two coaches, Murray Weideman, then Tommy Hafey. Kevin Grose was [Read more]
Glen reflects on six unlucky Victorian batsmen who failed to capitalise on the briefest of opportunities
Glen picked up the quaddy at Sandown while enjoying the scenic Yea Picnic Races on Saturday.
Six races for four seconds, a third and fourth for Glen D at Berrigan on Saturday, but oh, what a racecourse!
Maryanne, Helen and i did the journey on Saturday to Donald where the sixth placed locals played seventh placed Boort, the home of the McGraths, and Woodalls. It was second last versus last. Boort had the early break, leading by 5 points at the end of the first term. In a scrappy second term the home side used [Read more]
We’re still over in Te Waipounamu, where the only sport of note is Rugby Union, with the primary, if not sole emphasis being on all things All Black. But not for much longer, will their shirts be simply All Black. The local corporate media have run stories of a new sponsorship deal with American international [Read more]
Can’t say I am an expert on rugby league, but I do know it had some good early links with the progressive side of politics. Have read a little bit, and spoken to friends who have an understanding of the game, which has made me intrigued in finding out more. Correct me if I’m wrong [Read more]
For the third time this year Maryanne and I headed up the Hume to attend the Corowa races. As we know this weekend coincides with a famous Queen’s birthday, so we were in a festive mood. How would we fare? On the January 28 meet I doubled my return, but on Cup day, during the [Read more]