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 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 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 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.
JTH’s association with the great Vintage Crop began in a pub in Dingle in 1993.
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.
Things are far from rosy at the grass-roots level. Crio is concerned about various aspects of racing…but still the band plays on…..
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 is as busy as a one-legged man in an arse-kicking competition at the moment, so is looking for a a push.
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.
It’s the racing season’s nadir, but the eternally hopeful Crio is still open to winning suggestions.
A world record at Heathcote? Read it in the Sporting Globe.
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.
The time-honoured Stradbroke Handicap will be run on Saturday. Here’s the TattsBet preview:
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week challenged us to check ourselves and our mates for any signs of danger – Crio’s timely reminder
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.
Some tips from Crio for the last Saturday in Autumn at the Sandown and Eagle Farm meetings.
Best bets for the big day at Doomben.
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]