Coming Soon to Australian Horse Racing – Memsie Stakes

Farris Garrison casts his eye over the upcoming Memsie Stakes as we head towards the spring racing carnival

Almanac Racing: Lightning Puzzle

Tom Riordan previews the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes, mounting a case for most horses in the race. Good luck, punters!

Almanac Racing: An Orr-some Saturday

Winx is set to rule again in Sydney, while the Blue Diamond Preludes support a group one meeting at Caulfield. Tom Riordan runs his eye over this weekend’s racing.

Almanac Racing – Winx Ready for Barrier Again

Farrisgarrison with the latest on Winx, “no ordinary racehorse”

Almanac Racing: Rio’s Racing

Crio’s taken leave from his weekly post, handing the reins to son Tom to cover the Valley’s mediocre Chinese New Year meeting and an intriguing nine races at Caulfield on Saturday.

Almanac Racing: Australia’s Lightning Stakes

John Hawthorne gives us the early Lightning Stakes mail.

Almanac Racing – Bonanza

We’ve had Ben/Adam/Hoss and Little Joe (cricket even flirted with Hilton), but Josh Cartwright’s ride last Saturday’s been the “Bonanza” for racing ghouls – danger, corruption and a mysterious blonde…and there may be more to come. There are racing meeting’s this weekend also but the best advice is to watch the trials and wait for Feb.

Almanac Racing – Woolamai’s no picnic for Racing’s innovators

We dis racing authorities for lacking initiative and then, of course, pounce on any issues that arise when a new enterprise gets wobbly. But the decision to offer full TAB coverage for the Woolamai picnics was FWD, notwithstanding the positives of coverage given to arguably the most vibrant segment of the local game. Sadly we [Read more]

Almanac Racing: New Year but old habits – defying logic again!

Plenty of old pros insist that betting on the youngsters is the winning way. There are just a few simple rules. Crio agrees and then ignores the evidence for his best on Saturday. It’ll end in tears unless ‘Knackers can find him a get-out. Help please!

Almanac Racing – the merry-go-round continues

The merry-go-round continues. New Year’s Day? Any day’ll do. another day/another dollar. The Valley finishes crio’s 2016 year and, barely 14 hours later, he builds a bank for 2017. Tips please.

Almanac Racing – look away now!

Nothing to see here folks. Racing has gone open misere to finish 2016. James MacDonald’s demise (what a fool) deflects from RVL’s fiasco. Credit to Godolphin – I suspect their clout could have covered over the mess but they have taken the heat, supported Stewards and Intel, and racing will ultimately benefit. Victorian Racing finishes [Read more]

Almanac Racing: I’ve seen the light

It’s taken him half a century but Crio has finally changed his approach. [Love it Crio – JTH]

Almanac Racing: Crio’s best tip this week is for Warrnambool (but it’s a good one)

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]

Almanac Racing

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.

Preview – Australia’s Autumn Triple Crown

Sandy Platini, based in south-east Asia, explains the Autumn three year old season to his international readers.

Almanac Racing

The fields are skinnier but the quality is OK. There’s rich races in Perth and Japan this weekend, as usual our man Crio, who’ll be at Moonee Valley, is all over it.

Almanac Racing – westward ho

As Spring draws to a close, Crio considers the racing further afield

Almanac Racing – fascinating rather than fascinators

Back to Sandown. What has Crio got for us this week? Is Big Orange the ultimate omen tip after the US election?

Almanac Racing: Emus, cats and three-legged corgis and their place in training great mares

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]

From Baden-Baden to Melton: travelling with Carbine’s grandson

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]

Almanac Racing – Stakes Day

Crio delivers his best bets for Stakes Day. As always let us know if you have spotted a good thing in the comments.