Crio’s racing

What an odd week! People at the coffee shop asking if you’d watched “The Race”. A remarkable level of interest in Black Caviar’s Ascot dramas. Luke Nolen returned to ride the first winner at a lowkey Caulfield on Wednesday and says he has moved on, but his ride last weekend has become the talking point. [Read more]

What sport does to us

I love sport for the emotions and reactions it evokes in us. Like many others, I watched Black Caviar’s heart-stopping win early Sunday morning from my lounge room. It was too cold for Fed Square. Television is best when you can actually feel the tension coming through the screen. This was definitely the case from [Read more]

Crio’s racing: International success (without the nauseous Nationalism)

Before the media mayo drowns my positivism –Black Caviar will trigger hyperbolic headlines of a “British invasion” by “our swimmers/cyclists/brave Aussies” at the Olympics!-I’ll take this chance to give due acclaim to Australia’s proud place on racing’s International stage. No nauseous Nationalism required here. For all the historical rhetoric of our country growing on the [Read more]