Derby Day Preview: It’s Christmas Day for Punters

Derby Day awaits in racing’s biggest week. Sal has you covered.

Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch (Nov 6): Nail that trifecta

Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch with the usual suspects Greg Carpenter and Robbie Griffiths. Always fun. We need your input for the Almanac trifecta.

Winx is no Waikikamukau

The Randall boys are immersed in another Randall Family Ritual. Playing, watching, learning and eating pizza. [Great stuff – JTH]

Almanac Trots: Back to Wayville

Peter Sweeney steps back in time to the revived Wayville ‘red hots’ meeting in Adelaide over the weekend. A saucer bowl ‘Showgrounds’ track where drivers used to shake hands with the crowd down the straight in the heyday of harness racing in the post-war years.

Cox Plate Weekend Preview:A Nod and a Winx!

Sal is becoming the master of the Quaddie Tripod – he’s about to be given life membership in the three-leg club. He’s been about the mark, but he’s definitely due for things to fall his way, on the day the mighty mare Winx chases her third Cox Plate in a row. He gets a second go this weekend with tonight’s Moonee Valley meeting as well.

Almanac Racing – 35 years since The King, the new Queen will reign

The old “Valley of Excitement” is set to explode this weekend. Crio was there when Kingston Town couldn’t win. One of the all time great days. History will be made on Saturday. Don’t miss it!

Raving Rulebook No 9

Rulebook doesn’t disappoint this week, covering the AFL Draft, Wallabies, the Women’s Ashes, the Redbacks, Ben Simmons, Wayville Trots (blimey!!!) and Winx v Black Caviar. Who gets a bake this week? [And the backing music is a winner yet again – Ed.]

Caulfield Cup Preview: Out Gibbs, In Humidor.

Sal Ciardulli looks at the Caulfield Cup meeting and has a few words to say about trade week.

Almanac Racing: Caulfield Cup Day 2017

Racing focus heads to The Heath for the Caulfield Cup meeting.

Guineas Day Preview: There’s only one Timmy Cahill

Sal Ciardulli sings the praises of Tim Cahill. Plus extensive previews of the Caulfield Guineas and The Everest meetings.

Almanac Racing – Guineas Day

Caulfield Guineas day is upon us. Four Group One races and a smattering of black-type makes it one of the marquee meetings of the Victorian spring. Sydney is trying to steal the spotlight by introducing The Everest – the richest race on turf in the world. Tom Riordan gives an overview of a blockbuster Saturday.

Turnbull Stakes Day Preview – Winx, Winx, Say no more

Sal Ciardulli wraps up the Grand Final and previews Turnbull Stakes and Spring Champions Stakes Days

Almanac Racing: Winx @HQ

It’s Turnbull Stakes Day blah,blah,blah….it’s all about Winx making her first trip to HQ.

Grand Final Preview – Is it Black and Yellow?

Sal Ciardulli’s comprehensive preview of the Grannie and the weekend’s racing is essential reading.

Moir Stakes

Apache Cat on the (time honoured) Moir Stakes.

Almanac Racing

It’s a forlorn task trying to push a racing profile in the AFL states this weekend but punters will need to monitor some of the races to prepare for the Carnival ahead.

Almanac Racing – If you’re intending to play this Spring, pay attention.

Randwick features the two great showstoppers – Winx and Chautauqua – but Flemington’s card arguably has more depth on a cracking Saturday to get punting. Tips please!

Almanac Racing

Spring racing begins with Memsie Stakes day at Caulfield, while Winx will chalk up a 19th consecutive win in Sydney.

Almanac Racing – Almandin’s return

Can you smell that? Spring is on its way and some of the better horses about are resuming after their winter break

Almanac Racing – Spring is in the air

A taste of Winter sun has Tom Riordan thinking of Spring. A nine race card at Flemington, and Oscietra, foal of Black Caviar, having her second start at Geelong on Friday, are the highlights of the weekend’s racing. Add your tips in the comments.