Derby Day Preview: It’s Christmas Day for Punters

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

Almanac Racing – Winx Ready for Barrier Again

Farrisgarrison with the latest on Winx, “no ordinary racehorse”

Almanac Racing: The Melbourne Cup Fast-Approaching

Cup time is around the corner and John Hawthorne provides a run down of what to expect this year.

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.

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.

Horses for Courses: Your Form Guide to the Asian Century

Tim Harcourt can bring any topics together dexterously. Here it’s the Melbourne Cup and the Asian region. A bit of horse-racing, a bit of business, a bit of trade. [But who wins the race, Tom? – JTH]

The Footy Almanac Melbourne Cup Lunch Trifecta

Always hard to keep everyone happy, but here is the consensus (a term used very loosely). Hopefully we make some money for the charity of Burkie’s choice.

Crio’s Question?….first memories

What else could it be this week but The Cup? Remember your first?

Battles with Bart

Everyday people, especially punters, ‘knew’ Bart, interacted with Bart, and were ‘Barted’ from time to time. P. Flynn with some thoughts on the character of the opponent and the nature of the battle.

The Melbourne Cup

On Cup Eve 2015, we revisit Pam Sherpa’s first and only Melbourne Cup

Subzero salutes

Craig Dodson explains his lasting bond with Subzero.

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.

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.

Crio’s Question: What racing memories can you share?

The Cup carnival brings anticipation. And reflection. What are your great memories of racing and the Cup?

A Melbourne Cup Preview – before I Sign Off!

Sal Ciardulli offers a comprehensive preview of the Melbourne Cup, with the Oaks and a couple of other big races thrown in for free.

Brio’s Racing: Cup Confidence Building

Tony ‘Budge’ Riordan steps into big family shoes (Brio, Crio and Trio? – Ed.) to sort out the Cup winner and preview the quaddy for Flemington on Tuesday. We need “more tips than a can of asparagus” (Copyright – J Styring) for Cup day. Keep ’em coming.

Raiders of the (Lost) Cup

Overseas raiders have flocked to Melbourne for Cup week from all parts – Japan, England, Germany – and even our intrepid Tasmanian racing correspondent Daryl Sharpen. He ventured out to trackwork at Werribee to assess the quality of the raiders, the touts and the egg and bacon rolls.

The Almanac Podcast – Episode 21: Danny Power

With the focus still on Spring Racing, venerated racing writer Danny Power joins Harmsy, Matty Q and Stone Cold Steve Baker on the couch to crack open a few bottles of red and share his love of the horse.

“I’d be backin’ da Derm’t Weld horse, m’self”

JTH’s association with the great Vintage Crop began in a pub in Dingle in 1993.