Sal’s updated Melbourne Cup preview including quaddie and tips for other races

Sal Ciardulli’s comprehensive (updated) preview of Cup Day.

Derby Day Preview: It’s Christmas Day for Punters

Derby Day awaits in racing’s biggest week. Sal has you covered.

Almanac Racing – Spring is in the air

A taste of Winter sun has Tom Riordan thinking of Spring. A nine race card at Flemington, and Oscietra, foal of Black Caviar, having her second start at Geelong on Friday, are the highlights of the weekend’s racing. Add your tips in the comments.

Almanac Racing – Monash Stakes Day

It’s a rare job where you’re followed around by an ambulance. Monash Stakes Day supports the National Jockeys’ Trust – get around it.

Almanac Racing – Winter Championships

Tom Riordan seeks some value at Flemington for the Winter Championships meeting on Saturday.

Almanac Racing: Mysteries of the Track

A beautiful description (with watercolour image) of racetrack and race days from Kate Birrell.

Almanac Racing: Happy New Year

In preparation for all the horses’ birthdays on Monday, Crio surveys this weekend’s fields.

Punters protest Palentino result

First past the post. You betcha!

Crio’s Q? Game Abandoned

The remarkable conclusion to yesterday’s Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix game in the A-League has sent Crio down memory lane for some of the most bizarre conclusions to sporting contests you’ve seen or been involved in – nature enforced, or otherwise.

No Winners In Post-Cup Mud-slinging

Steve Baker weighs in (pun intended) on the tragic events at Flemington yesterday following the running of the 2014 Melbourne Cup.