Almanac Horseracing – Sal’s Preview: Living Legends Day at Flemington

It’s Living Legends Day at Flemington this Saturday. Sal Ciardulli has cast his eye over the field and made his tips. Happy punting!

Almanac Horseracing – Sal’s Preview: We have a date!

Here are Sal Ciardulli’s tips for this weekend’s racing in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Almanac Horseracing – Sal’s Preview: Tips for tough times

Sal takes us through another patch of races with his tips. Both Melbourne and South Australian races are featured for advice to place a bet on.

Almanac Horseracing – Four characters in search of a racecourse

Four mug punters go virtual to take in the 2020 Warrnambool May Racing Carnival. By the end of Day 2, they finally had a ‘system’ that worked. [Some splendid new racing terminology introduced here – JTH]

Almanac Horseracing: A May Carnival that’ll be like no other

The May Carnival of horseracing will go ahead in Warrnambool starting on Tuesday May 5, albeit in completely new circumstances. Mark McNamara takes a look back through the history of this event that has endured war, depression and pandemics.

Almanac Horseracing – Sal’s Preview: First week of the Morphettville Carnival

According to his family, Sal’s tips are like traffic signs in Vietnam – mere suggestions. But he’s having another go with the Morphettville Carnival getting under way today.

Almanac Poetry: In Celebration of Great Australian Racehorses

A poem from Kevin Densley highlighting the great racehorses in Australian Turf history is sure to be a winner.

Almanac Horseracing – Sal’s Tips: Flemington, Adelaide and Rosehill

Without any Group 1 races this weekend, Sal Ciardulli focuses his attention on Flemington, Adelaide and Rosehill to pick a winner or two for punters.

Almanac Horseracing – Sal’s Preview: One week closer

Sal Ciardulli looks at the terrific racing programs at Randwick, Caulfield and Morphettville and finds a few early specials- if you’re willing to take the price.

A Memory of Might and Power on Cox Plate Day, 1998.

Might and Power: what a great horse! One of John Harms’s favourites. Here he tells the story of the 1998 Cox Plate.

Pascal offerings – Sal’s Tips for Royal Randwick and Caulfield

With racing this weekend at Royal Randwick and Caulfield, Sal Ciardulli presents his thoughts and tips for the meetings.

Almanac Horseracing: Sal previews Doncaster day

Sal Ciardulli previews Doncaster day, a huge day of racing in Sydney, and looks at the cards at Caulfield and Morphettville too.

‘Boy from Cheshunt who mastered the punt……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill changes focus to bring us a story from turf racing as he traces the career of Eric Connolly.

John “Patto” Patterson: from Legacy larrikin to living legend

Racing is all about people, and one such person is John “Patto” Patterson, Clerk of the Course at Flemington for over 50 years. Roger Lowrey reviews a recent biography of this legend by Trevor Hastings.

Almanac Weekend Read: All (Dusty) Roads Lead to Landor

Dennis Gedling takes us way out West for the ninety-eighth running of the Landor Cup. It’s a three-day carnival about all that is best in country racing. (Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy this feature – Ed.)

Oakbank races Easter 2020 – Mickey Randall and Kapunda look out!

Roger Lowrey is rapt the iconic Oakbank Easter racing carnival has been revitalised for 2020. A big week is being planned by Roger to take in all the action of the carnival, so look out punters!

Horses get sick, don’t they – the final cough

Matt Watson concludes his enthralling account of the catastrophic equine ‘flu epidemic that devastated the racing industry in Australia in 2007.

Sal’s Final Day Preview – last one for the year

Sal Ciardulli presents his final preview for 2019 with his thoughts and tips on the last day of racing at Flemington for the Spring Carnival.

The Almanac Melbourne Cup 2019 Trifecta (We won!)

We came up with a trifecta at the Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms. And it won!

Almanac Flashback – The Melbourne Cup: Matt Zurbo

In an Almanac Flashback from 2014, Matt Zurbo reflects on the traditions of racing, from about as far away from the glamour of Flemington as you can get.