Almanac Horseracing: Melbourne Cup – Sal’s Preview: Are we in for a big surprise? Yeah Baby yeah!

We’ve jumped from Grand Finals into the Melbourne Cup via Derby Day in record time. Sal Ciardulli’s been up for the challenge of 2020 since the get go, he gives his previews for the final time in an extraordinary year.

Almanac Horseracing: A boy, his mare and The Cup

Looking forward to the upcoming Spring Racing Carnival, Nicole Kelly gives an intriguing insight into the life of Peter St. Alban’s (a terrific story – Ed).

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 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.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they – Part 7

Read on for Part 7 of Matt Watson’s saga on the 2007 Equine Influenza crisis.

Almanac Racing – Guineas Day and a Pineapple for Dinner

Kate Birrell’s celebration of a Yellow and Black flag has metamorphosed into Spring racing at the Caulfield Guineas – complete with the odd winning punt, shared fried chicken with the kids and artwork to capture the moment.

Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 1

Equine influenza is a disease with a very long history. Matt Watson begins a series on the 2007 outbreak of the disease in Australia, when we discovered we weren’t as well prepared as we thought we were.

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.

Round 4 Preview: The Clock is Counting Down!

Sal gives us his predictions for Round 4 in the AFL as well as the horse racing. He even gives the AFL a bit of a serve!

Almanac Racing – Alexandra Cup

Glen and his group of mug punters made it to Alexandra Race Club for their Cup meeting. And he left with money still in his pocket.

Round 2 Preview – A briefing in every way!

Round 2 kicks off tonight and Sal Ciardulli has the previews covered. He also looks at The Championships at Randwick this weekend.

Almanac Racing: Broken Hill, St Patrick’s Race Meeting, 2017

A flight to Broken Hill sees Glen venture to the St Patrick’s racing meet.

Alamanac Racing: Who wins the Diamond?

Tom Riordan previews Blue Diamond Stakes day at Caulfield. If you can make a strong case for a runner in the Diamond, he will listen.

Almanac Racing

At this time of the year it is slim pickings indeed on the racing calendar. So Crio must look further afield, to the “time-honoured” Marble Bar Cup (“the hottest race in Australia’s hottest town”)

Almanac Racing – Go Go Giddyup: a trip to Tatura to see a maiden

Matthew Hooper on Almanac debut with a cracking tale of watching, feeling, experiencing Giddyup; Subashi’s first foal, born at Blue Gum Farm. [Jelly beans! – Ed]

Almanac Racing: The 2016 Yea Cup

What rhymes with Yarck? While nothing beats a Frisky Cruiser and Sister Olive wasn’t a Josephite as Glen brings all the colour from the Yea Cup

Crio’s racing: Not “relatable”

Crio’s got the sooks. He’s disconnected. Help please!

Kentucky Derby 141: A two-horse race, and then some

Our man in Kentucky, Glenn Brownstein, previews the strongest field assembled in a generation to Run for the Roses. Get up early Sunday morning and make yourself a mint julep and settle in to watch one of the world’s great horse races.

Crio’s Racing: Queensland and New South Wales

Crio can handle a wet track… but the NSW floods are a challenge for any punter. Here’s the latest tips for this weekend’s races, from Melbourne, up to Queensland, through Alice Springs and down to Morphettville.

Crio’s Racing…Tancred Day

As the Rosehill festival winds up, Crio muses on where racing is heading as winter approaches. And he looks for winners at the Valley tonight, Mornington tomorrow and the Balnarring picnics.