In punting circles he is well known. A diminutive figure reeking of incense and chanting for its calming influence while doing the form. The gambler known as the Guru is feared by bookies and the TAB when he spurts incantations after placing a wager. Continue reading “Punting Guru stalks The Everest by Brendan Cormick”
The Melbourne Cup is the highlight of my racing year.
What more could I ask than to be fielding on the middle of the Flemington bookmakers’ rail and to have been involved in the acquisition of a horse, Excess Knowledge, which takes his chance in the Cup, trained by my wife Gai Waterhouse? Continue reading “Melbourne Cup 2016: Don’t doubt the favourites”
The Championships were a great success but premier trainer Chris Waller and I both are of the view Continue reading “The Championships needs to move away from Easter with fixed dates”
Clearly Innocent, who won Saturday’s Country Championship Final, looked a good thing in the race. He was the clear up-and-comer, very well-weighted and boasted outstanding sectional times. During the week, his best price was $2.50.
But on Friday morning he was found to be ‘3 out of 10 lame’. Continue reading “Racing: How Clearly Innocent breaks the heart bar in the Country Championship”
My darling wife Gai was beside herself with joy after John Singleton’s colt Kiss And Make Up won last weekend’s Todman Slipper Trial.
Apart from proving himself to be a strong Golden Slipper chance, it is wonderful closure for racing’s most public spat – a proper bookend. Continue reading “Kiss And Make Up brings fitting closure to Gai Waterhouse-John Singleton spat”
This is Your Racing Life with Bryan Martin: February 27th, 2016
Why we should move Easter
Everyone was disappointed at losing Saturday’s Doncaster meeting. The trouble is that autumn in Sydney is a rainy season. Of the past 78 years (records I’m using started in 1937), only 13 have had no rain in the week before Easter. The average is a soaking 34mls (the median is 10mls). Last week, Randwick had 43mls over the corresponding period. Continue reading “Why the Spring Carnival and the Autumn Carnival should swap cities”