Sal’s back with AFL Round 2 and his picks for the feature races

Sal is back with his unique insights into the footy and the horses. Always something here for the discerning reader!

A Memory of Might and Power on Cox Plate Day, 1998.

Might and Power: what a great horse! One of John Harms’s favourites. Here he tells the story of the 1998 Cox Plate.

Almanac Racing – Almandin’s return

Can you smell that? Spring is on its way and some of the better horses about are resuming after their winter break

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.

Round 1 Preview: And to all a very good night – Grand Final

Sal Ciardulli with his thoughts on the 3rd Test in India and a twilight Grand Final, as well as his previews of this week’s Round 1 AFL fixtures and racing action in Sydney and Melbourne.

Almanac Racing: Soggy Sydney

Heavy tracks in soggy Sydney, while Melbourne racing this weekend is at Moonee Valley and Mornington. Crio’s weekly racing preview, any tips welcome!

Almanac Racing

Adelaide Cup weekend for the long weekend in many states/territories. Crio shares his tips

Almanac Racing

The fields are skinnier but the quality is OK. There’s rich races in Perth and Japan this weekend, as usual our man Crio, who’ll be at Moonee Valley, is all over it.

Almanac Racing – westward ho

As Spring draws to a close, Crio considers the racing further afield

Almanac Racing: Sal’s tips (with some thoughts on what else is happening in sport)

Thoughts on Cahill and Krygios, best wishes to high school students sitting exams, and a complete analysis of the Manikato meeting and the Cox Plate meeting at Moonee Valley. From Sal, coming off a solid Jameka spruik last week. [Well played Sal – JTH]

Almanac Racing: Valley highlights

Crio’s heading down to the shop for the Winning Post. Hopefully it can ignite some excitement in him for what, at first glance, appears a weekend with plenty of sizzle but not enough sausages.

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?

Almanac Racing: Man up and multi-task (or at least watch the replays!)

Crio with his racing tips for a weekend dominated by the AFL & NRL Grand Finals

Almanac Racing – Its Derby Day! – Winx in the Pink!

Sal Ciardulli makes his tips for Derby Day. He also tips the bucket on the AFL and specialist wielders of the willow in general

Sal’s Valley View

Sal take his customary look at this week’s racing. Seems he has been around the mark, and his arguments makes sense again.

AFL Round 14 – Essendon v Adelaide: Jeckyll and Hyde Crows slayed by Bombers – Who is Corey Parish?

Raj and his posse of 10 lads went seeking redemption for a weekend of lost opportunities. The Bombers, though, had other ideas against his Jeckyll and Hyde Crows.

Crio’s racing: Lightning Stakes Day

Will the great meetings coming up in Melbourne help retain racing’s profile, or will the return of the monster AFL elephant take up all the oxygen? Crio is unswayed by the avalanche of sports coming our way, with plenty of good prospects for the weekend’s racing.

Crio’s Racing: The Golden Rose and Atlantic Jewel

Rosehill hosts the Golden Rose this weekend, while Crio recommends heading to Moonee Valley to watch a champion inn Atlantic Jewel (before the noise and hoopla of the Spring Carnival.)

Crio’s Racing: Assembling the Spring menu

Crio will be at Money Valley on Saturday, but oh to be at Camooweal.