Yea. It’s Cup Day !

Victoria’s keenest country racing enthusiast Glen! was at the Yea Picnics on the weekend – and he has a hrse running at Tatura tomorrow (Tuesday). [What’s the horse Glen? – Ed]

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunches – Nov 23: Greg Miles

All welcome at lunch to hear from legendary race caller Greg Miles as he talks about his life in racing. Copies of his book available.

The Bonus Issue – Sal’s Zipping Classic Preview

Sal’s sabbatical usually would have begun last week, Cup week just got in the way so his stakes day sendoff has been pushed to this week, and here it is.

Almanac (Racing) Poetry: Melbourne Cup Blues

The Melbourne Cup can bring on the Blues.

“A Passion for the Sport of Kings….” KB Hill

“And when the horses jump, he’ll imagine for a moment that he’s back in the days of his youth……..perched on the outsider; seeking an opening to push through the tightly-bunched field; just pondering when to make his move……..” Another entertaining sporting tale from KB Hill.

Almanac 2018 Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch Selections: Another losing year.

Unfortunately we missed out again. Close with the trifecta. Miles off with the first 4.

Melbourne Cup Preview: Can the Cummings story continue?

Who to back for the Melbourne Cup? Sal provides an overview and his predictions for the big race.

Almanac Lunch: The Footy Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch

All welcome at the Footy Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch (Nov 5). Come along to hear Greg Carpenter and then help us pick a trifecta. Details in this post. Bookings essential.

Derby Day Preview – Just a bit Peeved Off

Derby Day Saturday, and once again Sal casts his learned eye over the fields to predict winners for the Almanac punters.

Almanac Horseracing – Cox Plate Weekend Preview: Don’t forget rule Number One

Sal previews and makes his selections for the Cox Plate and other races this weekend.

Almanac Horse Racing – Caulfield Cup Preview: A Youngstar is born

Sal casts his discerning eye over The Caulfield Cup day field and makes his recommendations for punters.

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.