Almanac Racing – Guineas Day Preview: Oh my Goodness

The horse trading is in half swing, the horse racing is in full swing, there’s a new members stand to consider, and through it all, Sal casts his keen eye over all things racing for this weekend.

‘In search of Darby…….’ KB Hill

Another fab yarn from KB Hill, this time about jockey Phillip “Darby” Ketchup.

Turnbull Stakes Preview – The Carnival awaits

After a final say about the 2018 AFL Grand Final, Sal casts his eye towards the Spring Racing season including a preview of The Turnball Stakes.

The Glorious Nineteenth (at Murtoa)

September 19 is the anniversary of the first start of John Harms’s first ever horse, the great mare Courting Pleasure, known as Dog on Fire, or just The Dog. She started at Murtoa in the Wimmera region of Victoria. Coincidentally, this Saturday the Murtoa Cup will be run at Murtoa. [JTH will host the marquee at the 2018 Murtoa Cup this Saturday – Ed]

Finals Week 3 – The Real Semi Finals: No Sympathy for the Devil’s number

Sal casts his discerning eye over the “real Semi Finals”, and a horse or two.

Finals Week 2 – Sal’s Preview: Stop Making Cents

Sal considers the form footywise, and horsewise for the coming weekend.

Round 22: Footy previews from Sal, plus some race tips.

All the tips and previews from Sal for this weekend of footy and racing.

Almanac Racing: Riverina Racing

Glen capped off his holidays with a trip to the Corowa races.

Almanac Horseracing – “The ‘Bool: The History of Racing in Warrnambool – from 1848” a book by by Mark McNamara

The Warrnambool carnival starts today. It’s long and rich history of horseracing has inspired a book from Mark McNamara, with content spanning from the origins of racing in the region in 1848 up until the present day.

Thoughts and tips for the Anzac Round of footy and racing

The plight of the Blues has Sal’s mind wandering broadly across the sporting landscape this Anzac round of footy and racing.

All your Round 4 Footy tips, racing tips, and some thoughts about the Tribunal

All the footy and racing tips you need, and more from Sal to help you select your winners this weekend.

Round 3: Preview – Let’s just get to the footy.

Wondering who to tip in the footy, or which horse to back? Sal presents his selections for your consideration.

Almanac (Racing) History: A short film about racing in the Wimmera and Mallee

Malcolm McKinnon spotted the reference to Murtoa racing and sent this beaut little film in – with some classic footage of old-timers chatting about Wimmera and Mallee racing before The war.

Corowa Cup 2018

Glen reports on fun and successful investments in both time and money at the 2018 Corowa Cup.

St Patrick’s Race Day Yea 2018

Glen! made his way to the St Patrick’s meeting at Yea and, as always, had a terrific day out.

A Week In The Life

Andrew Walker has had a packed first week of 2018, featuring golf, races and theatre.

A day (or two) at the races

Glen and friends went to Corowa to see his horse run, but racing is a mug’s game. So it was off to Merton for the picnics a few days later.

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 punt

Barry Mitchell, Almanac short-story writer and 200 game VFL/AFL player, takes us trackside in this story. It’s the Spring racing carnival in Melbourne… [Telling observations – Ed].