Farris Garrison casts his eye over the upcoming Memsie Stakes as we head towards the spring racing carnival
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]
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!
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.
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]
It’s taken him half a century but Crio has finally changed his approach. [Love it Crio – JTH]
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]
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.
Sandy Platini, based in south-east Asia, explains the Autumn three year old season to his international readers.
As Spring draws to a close, Crio considers the racing further afield
Back to Sandown. What has Crio got for us this week? Is Big Orange the ultimate omen tip after the US election?
Road travellers to and from Perth will now learn of the unusual animal friendships which helped a horse become a superstar. Peter Sweeney reports. [Classic bush training yarn of a world class mare – JTH]
Wonderful Sunday read as historian Chris McConville tells the story of Baden-Baden and Cyklon. Who says the phenomenon of the ‘international raider’ is recent? [Fantastic. A really engaging and informative yarn – JTH]
Crio delivers his best bets for Stakes Day. As always let us know if you have spotted a good thing in the comments.
Sal signs off for the year with a look at the final day of the Flemington Carnival – which has produced excellent fields. [Thanks for all your previews this year Sal – JTH]
We nailed it! Well played Lunchers (and Smokie Dawson).
Sal is keen on Hartnell in the Cup. Lots of info to digest in his preview here. Have a look and pick your first second and third. [Hartnell is the lay of the day – JTH]
A beautiful description (with watercolour image) of racetrack and race days from Kate Birrell.
Come to lunch. If you can’t, please add your Cup trifecta tip – first, second, third – in the comments below and we’ll add those tips to the overall tally today.