Every year for the last 18 years we have pumped out a weekly newsletter for around 20 meetings from August to November, with a detailed form guide for the main race, race tips, a suggested betting portfolio, and done our best to misinform the public with the latest racing “news”.
Which is a utterly ridiculous amount of work – but also a lot of fun. This year we are going to cut things down a fair bit, and just run a Mini Turf Deli.
We will still cover all the feature meetings, but we will only be posting tips on Facebook
and Twitter , with no newsletters mailed out.
There will be suggested bets and the extremely popular weekly $50 Betting Portfolio, but no detailed main race preview.
We delcare an undying love for the old school tote boards.
Those long, big and bulky monoliths, that hold your punting fate in their hands as you nervously wait for a number to flash up in a tight finish. Hang on - is that a 6 or an 8 ? A 4 maybe ?
Together Sandown and VFL Park formed the pride of 1960's construction, and prime examples of what you could do with an awful lot of concrete and a few pie
warmers in empty paddocks in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
The Cup changed forever in 1927 with the birth of a bouncy, eye browed baby boy named James Bartholomew Cummings. Disappointingly he failed to even have a Cup
runner, yet alone win a Cup in his first year of life
Come Spring time these cute little cuddly fellas are always so popular. Everyone wants one or wants to look like one at the fancy dress Melbourne Cup BBQ. But
you need to remember a jockey is not just for Spring Carnival.