Farris Garrison casts his eye over the upcoming Memsie Stakes as we head towards the spring racing carnival
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.
Farrisgarrison with the latest on Winx, “no ordinary racehorse”
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.
John Hawthorne gives us the early Lightning Stakes mail.
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.
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]