Almanac Horse Racing: 2008 Cox Plate winner Maldivian dies

True to form, The Footy Almanac pays tribute to 2008 Cox Plate winner Maldivian.

Almanac Horseracing: The Almanac Cox Plate Sweep (results)

Here’s the results of our Cox Plate sweep.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Winx is no Waikikamukau

The Randall boys are immersed in another Randall Family Ritual. Playing, watching, learning and eating pizza. [Great stuff – JTH]

Almanac Racing – 35 years since The King, the new Queen will reign

The old “Valley of Excitement” is set to explode this weekend. Crio was there when Kingston Town couldn’t win. One of the all time great days. History will be made on Saturday. Don’t miss it!

Almanac Racing: Sal’s tips (with some thoughts on what else is happening in sport)

Thoughts on Cahill and Krygios, best wishes to high school students sitting exams, and a complete analysis of the Manikato meeting and the Cox Plate meeting at Moonee Valley. From Sal, coming off a solid Jameka spruik last week. [Well played Sal – JTH]

Almanac Racing: Valley highlights

Crio’s heading down to the shop for the Winning Post. Hopefully it can ignite some excitement in him for what, at first glance, appears a weekend with plenty of sizzle but not enough sausages.

The WS Cox Plate – Showdown at Moonee Valley

Farris reckons the time honored WS Cox Plate is a race in two. Black Hart Bart and Winx should fight it out in in arguably the best race on the calendar. Any thoughts on an upset?

Almanac Racing – W.S. Cox Plate: Jake’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!

Sal Ciardulli previews Friday night and Saturday at Moonee Valley. He has a comprehensive look at the Cox Plate. [Includes analysis of trade week and a comment on crazy footballer behaviour – Ed]

Cocks Plate

Daryl Sharpen offers a look back at the Big One. And the title is not a typo. This is a must read for the needy, the greedy and anyone with a funny bone.

Money Value Carnival Preview – And so the end is near!

The Salmeister previews the Cox Plate and other Money Valley mayhem. He reviews the ascension of the Almanac’s own St Ange to the Socceroo’s gig (well he is on ABC Insiders, and so is our glorious leader, so Ange is as good as family).

Cox Plate: “Here come the New Zealanders!”

As Bill Collins said back in 1986 when Bonecrusher and Our Waverley Star took off together in that year’s Cox Plate, “Here come the New Zealanders!”
Well they are here alright as yesterday’s results showed.

The Mug Punter: Hard to line up

John Harms finds this a particularly difficult W S Cox Plate and spots one coming to Melbourne from the bush. (Please add any comments on racing to Crio’s preview piece)

Crio’s Racing: Making the call on the Cox Plate

You have to make some big calls or doing the form eats you up. The Cox Plate is no different, says Crio.

My favourite Cox Plates

Budge lists his top 10 Cox Plates, but is there room for Bonecrusher?


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