Farris Garrison casts his eye over the upcoming Memsie Stakes as we head towards the spring racing carnival
Years of working on course has taught me that the last couple of Saturdays pre-Christmas are a write off. The money’s just not there. What staggers me is that is somehow tends to reappear after the “Santa pause”, when I’d reckon everyone should be skint (except for miserable bastards like myself who spend nowt on [Read more]
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like a duck, are you in Koo Wee Rup?? Crio needs a bank. Help him out with your racing tips for this weekend.
Sandy Platini, based in south-east Asia, explains the Autumn three year old season to his international readers.
As Spring draws to a close, Crio considers the racing further afield
Back to Sandown. What has Crio got for us this week? Is Big Orange the ultimate omen tip after the US election?
Road travellers to and from Perth will now learn of the unusual animal friendships which helped a horse become a superstar. Peter Sweeney reports. [Classic bush training yarn of a world class mare – JTH]
Wonderful Sunday read as historian Chris McConville tells the story of Baden-Baden and Cyklon. Who says the phenomenon of the ‘international raider’ is recent? [Fantastic. A really engaging and informative yarn – JTH]
Crio delivers his best bets for Stakes Day. As always let us know if you have spotted a good thing in the comments.
Sal signs off for the year with a look at the final day of the Flemington Carnival – which has produced excellent fields. [Thanks for all your previews this year Sal – JTH]
We nailed it! Well played Lunchers (and Smokie Dawson).
Sal is keen on Hartnell in the Cup. Lots of info to digest in his preview here. Have a look and pick your first second and third. [Hartnell is the lay of the day – JTH]
A beautiful description (with watercolour image) of racetrack and race days from Kate Birrell.
Come to lunch. If you can’t, please add your Cup trifecta tip – first, second, third – in the comments below and we’ll add those tips to the overall tally today.
Time to remind yourself of a magnificent story. Do yourself a favour.
Bare your molars punters. This is it. A great Derby Day card kicks off the big week at Flemington…and it’s more fun when you’re winning. Tips please!
Sal Ciardulli previews Christmas for turf enthusiasts: Derby Day at Flemington. Enjoy a Sacred Elixir or two, he suggests.
Thoughts on Cahill and Krygios, best wishes to high school students sitting exams, and a complete analysis of the Manikato meeting and the Cox Plate meeting at Moonee Valley. From Sal, coming off a solid Jameka spruik last week. [Well played Sal – JTH]
Crio’s heading down to the shop for the Winning Post. Hopefully it can ignite some excitement in him for what, at first glance, appears a weekend with plenty of sizzle but not enough sausages.
While we’re reminiscing, remember this? I don’t think The Beaver had ever been beaten. But, on Cox Plate Day 2007 we were lining up. It was the day he had to start writing IOUs. A punter called Maso was the biggest winner. Until this day, as Lofty Longden loves to say, I was officially no good at the Cox Plate.