Crankypete needs your help. It’s to do with the spatial distribution of trotting tracks in south eastern Australia…
Sit back and make yourself comfortable. Peter Warrington has an idea to share. And he’s made a magnificent start, with an account of the cultural and sporting events of January 1933 as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald [A mighty effort – Ed].
Their banner meeting has come just at the right time – Ballarat gets to pay homage to Cup champs Weiry and Michelle and punters will be loading up on them all day. It’s the local highlight on a weekend of many options, including Group One glory in Perth. Tips please!
Sandown or Dunkeld or Yea…that’s just the choices here from Melbourne.
Racing rolls on and the options are terrific. Tips please!
What is an expert? Why do we do what we do? A few questions to ponder from E.regnans.
Crio lets us in on his golden rule for Stakes Day – eliminate the ones that can’t win and the rest is easy.
Sal’s word on Stakes Day. Get it while it’s hot.
Kaisha Thompson has a new icon, Michelle Payne. Looks like she also as a bit of pocket money as a result. Yikes!
Any day when you leave the track with more money than when you arrived, is a good day. Glen had a good day at Corowa.
Tim Harcourt can bring any topics together dexterously. Here it’s the Melbourne Cup and the Asian region. A bit of horse-racing, a bit of business, a bit of trade. [But who wins the race, Tom? – JTH]
Always hard to keep everyone happy, but here is the consensus (a term used very loosely). Hopefully we make some money for the charity of Burkie’s choice.
The Melbourne Cup is the people’s race. Tony Robb reminds us why.
Give us your first, second and third in the Melbourne Cup and we’ll add your view to the tally for the Almanac lunch trifecta.
Lunch is tomorrow (Monday Nov 2) 1230 for 100 at The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne. $60 email@example.com (Guests include Greg Carpenter and Trip To Paris connection Andy Gemmell)
What else could it be this week but The Cup? Remember your first?
Everyday people, especially punters, ‘knew’ Bart, interacted with Bart, and were ‘Barted’ from time to time. P. Flynn with some thoughts on the character of the opponent and the nature of the battle.
On Cup Eve 2015, we revisit Pam Sherpa’s first and only Melbourne Cup
They’ll bore you with the “a day for the purists” drivel, but Derby Day’s a beauty if you can just focus on the races. And, of course, winning (responsibly) on the punt. Tips please!
Sal Ciardulli makes his tips for Derby Day. He also tips the bucket on the AFL and specialist wielders of the willow in general
Even by his own miserable standards, Crio’s in a rut. Bad timing with the big racedays upon us! To make matters worse, the Cox Plate’s not been kind – Naturalism, Filante…
But the good news is he’s seen the error of his ways and is seeking help. From Almanackers. Tips please!
Sal Ciardulli previews Friday night and Saturday at Moonee Valley. He has a comprehensive look at the Cox Plate. [Includes analysis of trade week and a comment on crazy footballer behaviour – Ed]