Almanac Racing – Spring is in the air

A taste of Winter sun has Tom Riordan thinking of Spring. A nine race card at Flemington, and Oscietra, foal of Black Caviar, having her second start at Geelong on Friday, are the highlights of the weekend’s racing. Add your tips in the comments.

Almanac Racing – Winter Championships

Tom Riordan seeks some value at Flemington for the Winter Championships meeting on Saturday.

Almanac Racing – A week of Payne

Michelle Payne has been suspended for testing positive a banned substance, but her reputation might have been enhanced. Tom Riordan explains an unpredictable week in racing.

Almanac Racing – A stab at the quaddie

There are some big races at Flemington this Saturday and Tom Riordan has his tips ready.

Almanac Racing: Creative ways to stay warm

As winter sets in, Tom Riordan admires those who rely on punting to stay warm.

Almanac Racing – Eagle Farm’s qualms and the return of the Valley

Queensland racing is experiencing a crisis, after the inadequate track conditions at Eagle Farm led to the stripping of its remaining two feature meetings.

Almanac Soccer – The ABC debacle and a messy aftermath

Tom Riordan addresses the elephant in the room. Was the ABC2 coverage of LIverpool v Sydney really that bad? Yes. A serious bidder for the next A-League TV rights is the laughing stock of the country. Over to you, FFA.

Almanac Racing: Sandown Jumpers and Brisbane’s Carnival

The Australian Hurdle and Australian Steeple headline Saturday at Sandown, while Black Heart Bart heads to Eagle Farm seeking to win another Group One.

Almanac Racing – Extra Zero tons up on the VRC’s Hall of Fame day

Plenty of action around the country this weekend as Tom Riordan picks a winner or two.

Almanac Racing: Extra Zero nears the ton

Flemington tomorrow hosts a mundane meeting, propped up by the old marvel Extra Zero having his 99th start. Morphettville steals most of the quality to fill two group one races and a couple of group twos.

Almanac Racing: Where to look?

Tom Riordan casts his eye over the classy meetings around Australia this Saturday.

Round 3 – Hits and Misses

After a chaotic weekend of football and weather, Tom Riordan reflects on how quickly fortunes can change in a week.

Round 2 – Hits and Misses

After a big weekend of footy, Tom Riordan reviews Round 2 and what the results mean for the teams.

Almanac Racing: The Championships begin

This weekend sees Randwick’s prestigious autumn carnival, The Championships, take place with plenty of talent taking part. Bendigo will complement the action in Randwick with solid races.

Round 1 – Hits and Misses

Tom Riordan has been to the last seven games of footy at the MCG, including all three during round one. He picks out some talking points from the weekend’s entertaining set of matches.

Alamanac Racing: Who wins the Diamond?

Tom Riordan previews Blue Diamond Stakes day at Caulfield. If you can make a strong case for a runner in the Diamond, he will listen.

Almanac Racing: Lightning Puzzle

Tom Riordan previews the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, mounting a case for most horses in the race. Good luck, punters!

Almanac Racing: An Orr-some Saturday

Winx is set to rule again in Sydney, while the Blue Diamond Preludes support a group one meeting at Caulfield. Tom Riordan runs his eye over this weekend’s racing.

Almanac Racing: Rio’s Racing

Crio’s taken leave from his weekly post, handing the reins to son Tom to cover the Valley’s mediocre Chinese New Year meeting and an intriguing nine races at Caulfield on Saturday.

Almanac Soccer: A-League Preview, Part Two

Part two of Tom Riordan’s 2016/17 A-League season preview.