Crio points out the pitfalls of the double album. Then he discusses the Friday-Saturday double meeting at The Valley. Lots of races: but how many of them are any good? The Manikato and the Cox Plate certainly are.
It’s a cracking afternoon. Down tools and come along. Bring your friends. Book now.
Sal take his customary look at this week’s racing. Seems he has been around the mark, and his arguments makes sense again.
Crio’s Question?…time to “bare your molars to the breeze” as this Spring “flattens out for the run to the judge”
Racing has it’s own vernacular for the true aficionado of the turf. Join us in helping the novice to understand the true meaning of “hanging like granny’s tooth”; “gone for a bath” and “on the nod”. Suggestions please.
Glen Davis loves a trip to the country races, as much for the colour and characters as for the horses. On Saturday Glen and his good lady ventured to the Avoca Cup, while a more modest affair was being staged at Caulfield.
Racing finishes the week on a high after the tragedies of earlier in the week. Some of the best middle distance horses from around Australia and around the world are assembled for the $3M purse. Crio and the crew (come back Muz – Ed.) are assembled to pick the wheat from the chaff.
Art and Words from Kate Birrell – say no more. Kate and her kids adopt a wiser approach to Guineas Day than the ‘other half’.
Sal Ciardulli provides an excellent summary of each club’s activity over the Trade Period, and offers his advice for those wading into the Caulfield Cup meeting.
With the focus still on Spring Racing, venerated racing writer Danny Power joins Harmsy, Matty Q and Stone Cold Steve Baker on the couch to crack open a few bottles of red and share his love of the horse.
It’s horse racing’s time in the spotlight. As the Spring Carnival unfolds, Crio asks about your viewing platform. Will you be watching from the lawns at Flemington; an idyllic rural racing venue; or the pubtab at a special local watering hole? Nominations please.
Caulfield Guineas day brings out the best horses and the serious form analyst in Chris Riordan. Brother Budge; Oges; Jock; DD; Elvis and Cowshedend (unless he asks to be traded to Best Bets) offer their expertise.
With footy season done and dusted, the podcasters re-convene on the couch with an eye towards spring racing. This week, they’re joined by RSN radio and Sky Racing’s Shane Anderson
The good horses on big tracks on dry surfaces have finally arrived. Crio highlights the Turnbull at Flemington; the Epsom at Randwick; and the world’s richest turf race the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in Paris.
Peter Baulderstone meditates on the nature of success and building sporting dynasties, with an imagined conversation between Alastair Clarkson and thoroughbred visionary Colin Hayes.
Racing plays second fiddle for the last time this year as the AFL Grand Final takes priority. Crio and Co find good races and winners across the weekend.
Our Foreteller of fates, Sal Ciardulli, tips a Silent Achiever on the weekend (Kangaroos omen?) and Happy Trails for the Hawkers on their way to another Grand Final.
Crio reports that the Spring Carnival attractions are already in full view – the drunk dressed as a nun; the mascaraed socialite tottering tipsily on high heels – oh, and lots of good horses. The big races at Caulfield are timed as an intro to the Prelim Final at the MCG. Tips please.
It’s semi-final weekend and six teams remain in the race for the 2014 AFL premiership. Start your weekend off with part three of our special extended podcast chats with ‘The Man Behind The Bar’, Trevor Marmalade.
From Fremantle to Flemington to the ‘G, Sal Ciardulli has the answers to all the weekend contests being played out on green turf.
Our extended chat with Trevor Marmalade continues with part two of the podcast… Trev recalls some of the fun working on Hey Hey It’s Saturday and relates a cracking story involving Plucka Duck and the Australian Cricket team.