Sal’s Caulfield Cup Day Preview (with a few comments on the AFL trade period thrown in)

Sal Ciardulli likes Benaud in the Caulfield Cup and Nature Strip in The Everest. I couldn’t help but notice his story is precisely 1111 words long. Is there something in that?

1956: A sports and family memoir.

In this memoir, Allan Grant goes back to 1956 and, through the child’s eye, recalls those things that mattered to him, and some that didn’t. Sport was top of the pile.

Almanac Horseracing (Yarns): The Sport of Kings and Paupers

Having stumbled home from the 2018 Caulfield Cup, the fertile mind of The Muse (Hayden Kelly) turns to the characters of his youth up the bush. [There’s a bit of Garrison Keillor about this – JTH]

Almanac Flashback – Crio’s Racing: Caulfield Cup memories and other speculation

With the Caulfield Cup looming The Footy Almanac reprises a Crio story from 2012 about his memories of the great race as well as his tips and thoughts for the race that year. Did he bring home the bacon?

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.

From Baden-Baden to Melton: travelling with Carbine’s grandson

Wonderful Sunday read as historian Chris McConville tells the story of Baden-Baden and Cyklon. Who says the phenomenon of the ‘international raider’ is recent? [Fantastic. A really engaging and informative yarn – JTH]

Sal’s Week in Sport: Caulfield Cup Day and the noise from the AFL

Sal looks at trade week, the A League, and the Spring Carnival. He found us the quaddie last week and he thinks it’s another favourites day at Caulfield.

50 Years On – What Else Happened on This Day?

Grand Final week 1966 was not only a glorious time for St Kilda but as Warwick Nolan points out, other interesting football and sporting events were happening at the same time.

Almanac Racing – rolling the dice

It’s not negotiable. This is the Caulfield Cup. You have to have an opinion. In recent years the winners have sometimes been unseen, maybe even unknown – factor it all in to the giant permutation that could equal not just financial reward but the status of having backed a leg of the famed double. Tips please.

Caulfield Cup Preview: The Cats that got the cream

Sal’s been going very well on the tipping with numerous winners on Guineas Day. He takes a comprehensive look at the Caulfield Cup.

Crio’s Racing: Caulfield’s Cup runneth over

Racing finishes the week on a high after the tragedies of earlier in the week. Some of the best middle distance horses from around Australia and around the world are assembled for the $3M purse. Crio and the crew (come back Muz – Ed.) are assembled to pick the wheat from the chaff.

Trading Places – and the Caulfield Cup Preview

Sal Ciardulli provides an excellent summary of each club’s activity over the Trade Period, and offers his advice for those wading into the Caulfield Cup meeting.

Caulfield Cup Day Preview – Who is that third person in the room!

Sal Ciardulli’s mind is on the Caulfield Cup. But his heart is at Upton Park this weekend, where his lad will be witnessing his Hammers take on Manchester City. Sal’s forever blowing bubbles.

The Mug Punter: Big upset looms in brilliant Caulfield Cup

The Mug returns with his value quinella in the Caulfield Cup. Please continue the racing conversation where it is currently happening: at Crio’s preview.


by Andrew Gigacz CAULFIELD CUP BY THE NUMBERS – AND LETTERS Every punter has their own method of picking winners during the Spring Racing Carnival. Some look at factors such as the weather, form and the horses’ weights. Others look at barriers, distance and which jockeys are on board. There are many factors that come [Read more]