Crio’s Racing: The Cup – a punting proposition?

Crio relives an epic ride on Saturday and ponders the true meaning of the Melbourne Cup, the tipster’s nightmare.

Melbourne Cup Preview – Enjoy the Great Race

Sal Ciardulli found the Hotham/Saab/QuikEze winner at good odds on Saturday. Now he turns his laser vision to Tuesday’s Cup.

John Kingsmill’s sport diary: Cup Eve

John Kingsmill’s unique take on the Cup.

Cup Day

  by Andrew Starkie The Retreat beer garden roared when they jumped in the Cup.  Stubbies saluted the air.  Smoke from the bbq clouded the TV screen.   By the time the field had gone past the post for the first time, some had returned to their huddles and beers.   The rockerbilly band were [Read more]

What if?

One of the many attractions of sport is the endless possibilities for discussions post events beginning with the word “if.” The beauty of such arguments are that they are all hypothetical, so no-one can be proven wrong ! In the wake of the greatest Melbourne Cup of my lifetime, one of the fascinating post-race events [Read more]

Who wins the Melbourne Cup?

Here is the Melbourne Cup field. No doubt you have form guides scattered around the study (lounge room, loo, kitchen bench). Thought you might like to start the discussion. Mount a case for your selection:   1 11113-66-101 AMERICAIN(15) Gerald Mosse 58.0 Alain de Royer Dupre 2 2-01794-1311 JUKEBOX JURY(6) Neil Callan 57.0 Mark Johnston [Read more]