Almanac Racing – Dunkeld: Pat Scala’s superb photo from Cup Day, 2017

A superb photo. Thanks to Pat Scala and Racing Photos.

Almanac Racing: On the Pace @ Yea

Glen and Maryanne head to the Yea Picnics and follow leading hoop Courtney Pace. With the storm brewing they needed to get out, and to get out. But, as always, a great day was had by all.

Almanac Short Story – I love the races

With a keen observer’s eye, Barry Mitchell brings to life another character of the racetrack in this short story. [Have you seen this person floating around the Spring carnival? – Ed]

Final day preview: Now the Carnival is over

We reckon Sal’s had a pretty good Spring – he’s certainly been tipping well. But there’s a difference between tipping and punting. Check out his thoughts for Final Day. [Thanks Sal, for all your racing and footy writing throughout 2017. – JTH]

Sal’s Oaks Day Picks – without the banter

Sal got the quaddie on Cup Day. Here’s his tips for the 9-race card at Flemington today. He’s keen on Aloisia, as everyone on the planet is. But he has a memory of last year when the 125/1 blow-out spoiled the party.

The Cup Day Quaddie

A Cup Day tale from Andrew Fithall that many of us can relate to.

Sal’s updated Melbourne Cup preview including quaddie and tips for other races

Sal Ciardulli’s comprehensive (updated) preview of Cup Day.

Melbourne Cup Day Preview – A Star to Shine

Sal is happy with the Carnival so far with his Derby Day quaddie saluting for a 500+% dividend. I reckon he’s just getting his eye in. See what he likes in the Cup. Full Cup field and comment included here.

The Almanac Cup trifectas have been decided

Check out the Almanac trifecta. The proceeds will go to the charity of Rowdy Adam’s choice.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Almanac Racing: Winx @HQ

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

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.