Racing: Horses get sick, don’t they? – Part 4

Matt Watson’s series on the 2007 outbreak of equine influenza is continued, as the Queensland government struggle to find vaccinations for the vulnerable horses.

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.

Boxing Day: Predictions v Reality

Here are the headlines. And the real situation. Tony Robb being as acerbic (and insightful) as ever.

Almanac Racing – Winter Championships

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

Almanac Racing – A stab at the quaddie

There are some big races at Flemington this Saturday and Tom Riordan has his tips ready.

Almanac Racing: Creative ways to stay warm

As winter sets in, Tom Riordan admires those who rely on punting to stay warm.

Almanac Racing – Eagle Farm’s qualms and the return of the Valley

Queensland racing is experiencing a crisis, after the inadequate track conditions at Eagle Farm led to the stripping of its remaining two feature meetings.

Almanac Racing – Extra Zero tons up on the VRC’s Hall of Fame day

Plenty of action around the country this weekend as Tom Riordan picks a winner or two.

Almanac Racing: Extra Zero nears the ton

Flemington tomorrow hosts a mundane meeting, propped up by the old marvel Extra Zero having his 99th start. Morphettville steals most of the quality to fill two group one races and a couple of group twos.

Australian Cup’s greatest sportsman

Harold Peacock give us an insight into a great character.

AFLW Round 5 – Adelaide v Brisbane: A Few Things Happened On The Way To The Ground

Anne Cahill Lambert caps off a sad week by visiting her niece (who is still the coach of Adelaide).

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?

The Darwin Cup Carnival

Before the attention turns to Melbourne in the Spring, horse racing has it’s moment in the sun in Darwin in July. Trevor Leighy takes us there.

Royal Horse Bazaar’s thoroughbred pedigree

With the incredible Melbourne Cup all the buzz, Harold Peacock brings up the equine roots of Brisbane’s economy.

Melbourne Cup Preview: A Dynamite Day for All

Sal Ciardulli with the inside word on the race that stops the nation: Almanackers, your form guide has arrived.

Never Underestimate a Trip to the Library

Ever heard of Johnny Day? Nimblefoot? Harold Peacock found their stories, and a great deal more, at the National Library.

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 – fields and forecast point to the Gold Coast

Form guides and play money at the ready, Crio takes a look at the weekend’s thoroughbred racing. This Saturday: get out the shorts and t-shirts punters, we’re off to the Gold Coast Turf Club

The Footy Almanac Podcast Episode 22 – Jack Styring

“Would you like to see the new bank Squizzy?” “Why yes, I think I would…” For our last racing podcast this spring, John Harms and Steve Baker sit down with legendary race caller Jack ‘bearing his molars to the breeze’ Styring for a cuppa or two.

Shock News: Pakistan lose the unloseable

Peter Baulderstone holds his nose after Australia’s “miracle” last over ODI win against Pakistan at the home of cricket in Abu Dhabi. The ICC must think we are all mugs. World Cup – who cares?