Coming Soon to Australian Horse Racing – Memsie Stakes

Farris Garrison casts his eye over the upcoming Memsie Stakes as we head towards the spring racing carnival

Almanac Racing: Sal’s tips (with some thoughts on what else is happening in sport)

Thoughts on Cahill and Krygios, best wishes to high school students sitting exams, and a complete analysis of the Manikato meeting and the Cox Plate meeting at Moonee Valley. From Sal, coming off a solid Jameka spruik last week. [Well played Sal – JTH]

Almanac Racing: Valley highlights

Crio’s heading down to the shop for the Winning Post. Hopefully it can ignite some excitement in him for what, at first glance, appears a weekend with plenty of sizzle but not enough sausages.

The Mug Punter: The only day The Beaver got beat

While we’re reminiscing, remember this? I don’t think The Beaver had ever been beaten. But, on Cox Plate Day 2007 we were lining up. It was the day he had to start writing IOUs. A punter called Maso was the biggest winner. Until this day, as Lofty Longden loves to say, I was officially no good at the Cox Plate.

Geelong Cup (2008): Bright young things

It’s Geelong Cup day today. John Harms has been reminded of a wonderful day at Geelong when the Cup was won by the same connections as yesterday, J. Dunne was in charge of his travel arrangements, and a couple of bright young things lit up the Media Puzzle room (almost). I wonder where they all are now?


John Harms popped into the TAB on Saturday.

Sal’s Week in Sport: Caulfield Cup Day and the noise from the AFL

Sal looks at trade week, the A League, and the Spring Carnival. He found us the quaddie last week and he thinks it’s another favourites day at Caulfield.

Sal’s sporting roundup and punting advice for Guineas Day

Sal wraps up the Grand Final, gives the plonkers of the Australian cricket team a mention and finds the quaddie winners at Caulfield for you.

Almanac Horseracing – Monkeys off (and on) the back

Focus punters. All of a sudden it’s Guineas Day when you’ll get the best of the horses without the worst of humanity.
Bet up (responsibly of course!)

Almanac Horseracing – Winx Wins the Arc De Triomphe By Plenty

Looking at the placegetters in Sunday’s de l’Arc de Triomphe, Archie Butterfly reckons there is only one horse that can claim to be “the greatest.” And she didn’t even run.

Grand Final Preview: Sal’s predictions, and thoughts about other sports as well.

For all thoughts in football, cricket, rugby, and horseracing, Sal has all the tips for you.

The WS Cox Plate – Showdown at Moonee Valley

Farris reckons the time honored WS Cox Plate is a race in two. Black Hart Bart and Winx should fight it out in in arguably the best race on the calendar. Any thoughts on an upset?

Almanac Racing: Man up and multi-task (or at least watch the replays!)

Crio with his racing tips for a weekend dominated by the AFL & NRL Grand Finals

Almanac Racing: The Melbourne Cup Fast-Approaching

Cup time is around the corner and John Hawthorne provides a run down of what to expect this year.

Almanac Racing: 2016 WS Cox Plate

The W S Cox Stakes is not far away and Trevor Leighy provides some background information for prospective punters.

Finals Week 3 – Preview: Sal predicting that Victoria is irrelevant

Sal’s predictions suggest the Sin City is the centre of the footy universe. But, Victorians need not be too perturbed, they’re racing at The Heath tomorrow.

Almanac Racing – Punters, keep your eye on, and off, the (foot)ball!

The footy feeding frenzy is not necessarily an excuse for overlooking the racing menu this weekend. I’ll forgive you Friday night – Moonee Valley needs good weather and strong fields to be an “action attraction” and it would take more than’s on offer to trump the MCG’s allure. But the unfamiliar timing of the other [Read more]

The Glorious Nineteenth

Today (September 19) is the twentieth anniversary of the first start of John Harms’s first ever horse, the great mare Courting Pleasure, known as Dog on Fire, or just The Dog. She started at Murtoa in the Wimmera region of Victoria. Coincidentally, this Saturday the Murtoa Cup will be run at Murtoa.

Almanac Racing – It’s time

Crio reckons it’s time for Racing fans to “get invested” – emotionally and possibly financially. The Spring will be here and gone in a blink. No time for distractions (OK, maybe if the Doggies push on!) because the fields are good and the blackbook needs to be at hand. Tips please!

Almanac Racing – Spring…finally!

Craiglee Day means we’re underway. It’s transition time as teams drop out of the footy race and your focus shifts a few pages within the sports section. The good ‘uns are officially on show. Take notice and get involved.

Almanac Racing – Dato Day

Ah. It’s a funny game. Those entrusted with growing Racing seem to conspire against it. True believers are undaunted. crio, winless since Gauch was claiming, somehow believes he can turn it all around on Dato Day. He probably needs some help!