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: Crio’s best tip this week is for Warrnambool (but it’s a good one)

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]

Almanac Racing

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.

Preview – Australia’s Autumn Triple Crown

Sandy Platini, based in south-east Asia, explains the Autumn three year old season to his international readers.

Almanac Racing

The fields are skinnier but the quality is OK. There’s rich races in Perth and Japan this weekend, as usual our man Crio, who’ll be at Moonee Valley, is all over it.

Almanac Racing – westward ho

As Spring draws to a close, Crio considers the racing further afield

Almanac Racing – fascinating rather than fascinators

Back to Sandown. What has Crio got for us this week? Is Big Orange the ultimate omen tip after the US election?

Almanac Racing: Emus, cats and three-legged corgis and their place in training great mares

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]

From Baden-Baden to Melton: travelling with Carbine’s grandson

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]

Almanac Racing – Stakes Day

Crio delivers his best bets for Stakes Day. As always let us know if you have spotted a good thing in the comments.

Almanac Racing – Sal’s Preview: Final Day

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]

Almanac Racing: We snagged the Cup trifecta

We nailed it! Well played Lunchers (and Smokie Dawson).

Almanac Racing: Sal’s Melbourne Cup Preview

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]

Almanac Racing: Mysteries of the Track

A beautiful description (with watercolour image) of racetrack and race days from Kate Birrell.

Almanac Racing: Melbourne Cup trifecta selections and lunch today

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.

Michelle Payne’s story ‘Life as I know it’

Time to remind yourself of a magnificent story. Do yourself a favour.

Almanac Racing: It’s now or never

Bare your molars punters. This is it. A great Derby Day card kicks off the big week at Flemington…and it’s more fun when you’re winning. Tips please!

Almanac Racing: Sal’s Derby Day Preview

Sal Ciardulli previews Christmas for turf enthusiasts: Derby Day at Flemington. Enjoy a Sacred Elixir or two, he suggests.

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.