Round 23 Preview – Almost done for some!

Sal Ciardulli casts his learned eye across the final round of AFL fixtures; the big races from Caulfield; and finals time in the ammos.

Crio’s Racing: The Memsie

Crio takes a look at the returnof big racing in Melbourne where the Memsie will be contested on a day which looks like it will be more Spring than Winter,

Crio’s Racing: Looking to the Old Dart

Crio thinks the best racing this week is in the UK, with leadup races for the Cup invaders. Moonee Valley has the last vestiges of winter, while the class resumes in Sydney but the big wet intervenes. Tips please.

Crio’s Racing: The Winter of our Discontent

Crio laments the lack of spectators, punters and atmosphere on racetracks today. Still there are winners on Sky for the multitude in pubs, clubs, TABs and in their lounge rooms with the on-line corporate bookies.

“I’d be backin’ da Derm’t Weld horse, m’self”

JTH’s association with the great Vintage Crop began in a pub in Dingle in 1993.

Crio’s Racing: Mid Winter opportunities for winners

Crio hopes for a fair track at HQ on Saturday with the big Winter Series finals providing an attractive card. Sunday its the big jumps racing at Sandown.

Crio’s Racing

Things are far from rosy at the grass-roots level. Crio is concerned about various aspects of racing…but still the band plays on…..

The neuroscience of problem gambling

Neuroscientist Olivia Carter responds to the recent Crio’s Question on problem gambling with an outline of what the current research suggests about addiction. She explains that there has been an emphasis on drug addiction in the studies – because it’s easier to inject a mouse with heroin than teach it to read a form guide.

Olivia also offers an opportunity to be involved in a confidential study on the neuroscience of gambling.

Crio’s Racing: Under the pump and looking for some mail

Crio is as busy as a one-legged man in an arse-kicking competition at the moment, so is looking for a a push.

The Sporting Web: Piccies, Pundits and Passings

This week Peter Baulderstone gets all nostalgic for the passing of 70′s rock singers, dramatic images of beautiful horses with stupid owners, and old woollen footy jumpers where the owners think the Socceroos can win the World Cup. Check out these romantic yarns from the sporting web.

Crio’s Racing

It’s the racing season’s nadir, but the eternally hopeful Crio is still open to winning suggestions.

They are racing at Heathcote

A world record at Heathcote? Read it in the Sporting Globe.

The Sporting Web: Vulture Capitalism; Spurs Culture; Dodgy Vets and Legendary Schmoozers

Peter Baulderstone is suddenly uninterested in the AFL for inexplicable reasons. He introduces some articles from US sports websites about greed, strategy, gambling and beer. Always an interesting combination.

Stradbroke Handicap Preview

The time-honoured Stradbroke Handicap will be run on Saturday. Here’s the TattsBet preview:

Crio’s Question: Can a flutter become a disease?

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week challenged us to check ourselves and our mates for any signs of danger – Crio’s timely reminder

Crio’s Racing: A Time-Honoured Weekend

Crio previews a truly time-honoured big weekend of racing locally – from the Swan Hill Golden Topaz and the G1′s to end the Brisbane winter carnival. Internationally, the English Derby from Epsom and the last leg of the 3yo Triple Crown in New York, as the everyman champ California Chrome strives to end a 36 year drought.

Crio’s Racing

Some tips from Crio for the last Saturday in Autumn at the Sandown and Eagle Farm meetings.

Best Bets for the Brisbane Carnival, from TattsBet

Best bets for the big day at Doomben.

Crio’s Racing

Crio, being a true racing man, and a bloke who can find his inner Croweater from time to time, comments on the time-honoured Mt Gambier carnival, Scone and the big races in Brisbane. Good punting! [Love the dog-leg - Ed]

The Golden Wallet

Check out The Golden Wallet.