Racing: How Clearly Innocent breaks the heart bar in the Country Championship

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”

Why the Spring Carnival and the Autumn Carnival should swap cities

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”