A Week In The Life

Andrew Walker has had a packed first week of 2018, featuring golf, races and theatre.

A day (or two) at the races

Glen and friends went to Corowa to see his horse run, but racing is a mug’s game. So it was off to Merton for the picnics a few days later.

Almanac Racing – Dunkeld: Pat Scala’s superb photo from Cup Day, 2017

A superb photo. Thanks to Pat Scala and Racing Photos.

Almanac Racing: On the Pace @ Yea

Glen and Maryanne head to the Yea Picnics and follow leading hoop Courtney Pace. With the storm brewing they needed to get out, and to get out. But, as always, a great day was had by all.

Almanac Short Story – I love the punt

Barry Mitchell, Almanac short-story writer and 200 game VFL/AFL player, takes us trackside in this story. It’s the Spring racing carnival in Melbourne… [Telling observations – Ed].

Final day preview: Now the Carnival is over

We reckon Sal’s had a pretty good Spring – he’s certainly been tipping well. But there’s a difference between tipping and punting. Check out his thoughts for Final Day. [Thanks Sal, for all your racing and footy writing throughout 2017. – JTH]

Sal’s Oaks Day Picks – without the banter

Sal got the quaddie on Cup Day. Here’s his tips for the 9-race card at Flemington today. He’s keen on Aloisia, as everyone on the planet is. But he has a memory of last year when the 125/1 blow-out spoiled the party.

They’re running @ Corowa

Corowa Racing Club held its pre-Cup meeting on Monday. Glen was there in the Members.

The Cup Day Quaddie

A Cup Day tale from Andrew Fithall that many of us can relate to.

Sal’s updated Melbourne Cup preview including quaddie and tips for other races

Sal Ciardulli’s comprehensive (updated) preview of Cup Day.

Melbourne Cup Day Preview – A Star to Shine

Sal is happy with the Carnival so far with his Derby Day quaddie saluting for a 500+% dividend. I reckon he’s just getting his eye in. See what he likes in the Cup. Full Cup field and comment included here.

The Almanac Cup trifectas have been decided

Check out the Almanac trifecta. The proceeds will go to the charity of Rowdy Adam’s choice.

Derby Day Preview: It’s Christmas Day for Punters

Derby Day awaits in racing’s biggest week. Sal has you covered.

Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch (Nov 6): Nail that trifecta

Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch with the usual suspects Greg Carpenter and Robbie Griffiths. Always fun. We need your input for the Almanac trifecta.

Winx is no Waikikamukau

The Randall boys are immersed in another Randall Family Ritual. Playing, watching, learning and eating pizza. [Great stuff – JTH]

Almanac Trots: Back to Wayville

Peter Sweeney steps back in time to the revived Wayville ‘red hots’ meeting in Adelaide over the weekend. A saucer bowl ‘Showgrounds’ track where drivers used to shake hands with the crowd down the straight in the heyday of harness racing in the post-war years.

Cox Plate Weekend Preview:A Nod and a Winx!

Sal is becoming the master of the Quaddie Tripod – he’s about to be given life membership in the three-leg club. He’s been about the mark, but he’s definitely due for things to fall his way, on the day the mighty mare Winx chases her third Cox Plate in a row. He gets a second go this weekend with tonight’s Moonee Valley meeting as well.

Almanac Racing – 35 years since The King, the new Queen will reign

The old “Valley of Excitement” is set to explode this weekend. Crio was there when Kingston Town couldn’t win. One of the all time great days. History will be made on Saturday. Don’t miss it!

Raving Rulebook No 9

Rulebook doesn’t disappoint this week, covering the AFL Draft, Wallabies, the Women’s Ashes, the Redbacks, Ben Simmons, Wayville Trots (blimey!!!) and Winx v Black Caviar. Who gets a bake this week? [And the backing music is a winner yet again – Ed.]

Caulfield Cup Preview: Out Gibbs, In Humidor.

Sal Ciardulli looks at the Caulfield Cup meeting and has a few words to say about trade week.