Sal has a look at the Caulfield Guineas program.
A big weekend of sport needs some handy investment advice if you’re inclined towards a wager or two. Sal Ciardulli’s comprehensive look at this weekend’s Grand Final and the Group racing action at Money Valley, The Heath, Randwick and Headquarters should give you some food for thought by the time the off rolls around.
Footy in Perth. Underwood Stakes day at the Heath. Sal is back with his thoughts on where the value lies in this huge weekend of sport.
Sal’s got the good (carbon neutral?) oil for this week’s footy and racing.
Crio has a long association with the Cummings family – they went to mass together. How magnificently racing! He wants to know: which is your favourite Cummings horse? Noms please – more than one totally acceptable.
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.
Richie, Fos, Tommy, Gough – now Bart. Peter Baulderstone honours the passing of an era not just a man. When times were nobler and you didn’t have to like horse racing to love the understated genius of a man like Bart Cummings.
Crio visits Pakenham, comments on Caulfield, anticipates Richmond v Freo and waits for Darwin. He is the ideal punting analyst. [Ladbrokes Bletchingly special is available – Ed]
Here’s the evidence that he’s been at Wimbledon…but will he make it to Cardiff?
The boys are going well. Apart from Freo they’ve tipped the lot.
Two out of two lines.
They may save with a little on Melbourne at a line tomorrow.
Budge discusses the chance for American Pharaoh to be the 12th horse to get the Triple Crown when he runs at the Belmont Stakes on the weekend.
Mickey Randall’s overseas odyssey takes him to the horse races in Singapore where the amber fluid flows. More shopping mall than Morphettville when Black Caviar won the Goodwood.
You couldn’t possibly get excited by the Melbourne metro option – a dog’s breakfast with cats on the menu. But Crio concedes some interest in Doomben and a yearning for the Swedish trots. The man needs a break. Tips please!
If you have ever had anything to do with teachers you will recognise this scenario. The boys from H Block Staffroom have a few spares on a Thursday so they get serious about planning their weekend strategy. See how they fare with this.
It’s Goodwood Day at Morphettville – SA’s best race of the year. Crio ponders what’s the premiere race for each state as he casts an eye across this weekend’s offerings.
This is worth a look. Steve Pateman rode Lord of the Song in the Grand Annual at Warrnambool this year. Here’s how he experienced the race. [Couldn’t have been scripted-directed much better really – Ed]
It was a big week in Warrnambool and afterthawing out Crio is off to see the fresh new Bulldogs.
Our man in Kentucky, Glenn Brownstein, previews the strongest field assembled in a generation to Run for the Roses. Get up early Sunday morning and make yourself a mint julep and settle in to watch one of the world’s great horse races.
This week’s racing spotlight falls squarely on Royal Randwick with more Autumn group racing action. And for the purists, there’s also the gruelling Grand National festival from Aintree in England, culminating in the Grand National Steeplechase on Sunday morning.