Most states have at least one race to commend, though NSW leads this bulletin with the Scone Carnival providing a change from the usual fare.
The Singo/Gai tripe is disappointing because not only have we enjoyed a period of wonderful horses and races but an almost unparalleled run of “good news” stories whilst other sports floundered in controversy.
Hard-nosed racing man Crio is happy to confess that the ‘Bool gets a hold of him. And here are some of his thoughts on racing around the country.
First, Mick and Eddie. Now, Singo and Gai. What other doting couples have publicly crumbled?
“Going to the ‘Bool?” That’s been the question most asked on Melbourne’s racecourses this week.
The traditional ANZAC Day races at Avoca is well worth a trip, writes Glen.
Our stocks of racing champs are dwindling, with All Too Hard having his final race (at least in Australia) in Saturday’s ripper All Aged Stakes.
The St Leger meeting is at Flemington on ANZAC Day but Crio’s tip is to head to Avoca – a ripper venue and a great little meeting with a vibrant two-up school out behind the stand.
It is a testament to his great talent – as hyperbolized by Gai – that Pierro, a 3yo with “9 stone”, can be served up at 5/4 in a crack edition of the $2m Doncaster at Randwick on Saturday.
Grizzled gamblers just move on to the next episode but true racing lovers indulge in some reflection, even nostalgia, about horses, races and carnivals they’ve seen. Enjoyed – not endured. The 2013 Sydney Autumn is destined to generate memories and debate that will fuel racing conversations for generations to come. Just look at last week [Read more]
It is Slipper week. The form needs a look, then a study followed by dissection. There are showers about so the track conditions must be monitored. Rosehill always presents a fantastic occasion and, once again, there are terrific fields ( 5 Group Ones in a row!) and so many possibilities. Big characters are again to [Read more]
Forget Easter Monday – the holiday programs have totally changed in recent years – and focus on some great racing this Saturday at Caulfield and, especially, at Rosehill.
Budge has collated the votes for the best racehorse of the three eras: 60/70s, 80/90s, 2000s.
He’ s asking us to pick a top 5 from those 15. Check it out.
All voters will go in the draw to win a copy of Black Caviar by G. Whateley
Melbourne ratifies the end of its “big” Saturdays by offering the Bendigo Jockey Club a chance to host Victoria’s premier meeting – with prizemoney approaching a million dollars.
Crio previews Super Saturday at Flemington with a mention of some of the far flung meetings including the Adelaide Cup meeting on Monday.
We have been fortunate to witness some magnificent champions of racing this millenium but Budge still wants your top 5.
Crio has a look at the opening day of Flemington’s Autumn Carnival.
The Harms boys went to the races last Saturday.
The Winning Post, in conjunction with TVN, have started a competition to name the 50 greatest racehorses in Australia from the last 50 years. Budge wants the views of the Knackery.