It’s going to be the Rabbitohs and the Bulldogs, then, in the 2014 Grand Final. And that means there will be some real nerves in the Sydney dressing room before Sunday night’s game – they haven’t lifted the silverware since 1971, and their fans are getting desperate. Fatigue, meanwhile, is more likely to be a factor than nerves for the Bulldogs after three tough finals battles in three weeks, and the Canterbury physio team will be working overtime to get the players patched up and fighting fit – and that includes stricken talisman Michael Ennis, whose fractured foot must mean he’s far more likely not to play than to play.Read more »
Chris Waller had a weekend to relish the week before last, with a couple of big winners coming home within minutes of each other. The first was Sacred Falls in the George Main Stakes, and then Foreteller put in a strong performance to take the Underwood Stakes a State away, confirming both as horses to watch in the Racing odds as we go through the Melbourne Spring…
Foreteller had been Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Just about a month or so out from the 2014 Melbourne Cup, and Gai Waterhouse’s The Offer is still the favourite, though Bande has joined him at Racing odds over the next month, though, if Racing Victoria’s Greg Carpenter’s predictions are anything to go by. The man charged with the difficult task of handling the weight allocations for this year’s Race That Stops A Nation is on record saying that this year could be the ‘Melbourne Cup of opportunity’ – he reckons the race is wide open, and that more than a few horses have a chance of coming away with the laurels.. Expect to see some changes in those
And one of the factors in the race that will Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Hawthorn are the 2014 AFL Premiers after a decisive win over the much-fancied Swans, and the win marks a very impressive achievement: back-to-back Grand Final wins. It’s surely the sort of achievement that will strengthen the case that says this Hawks side deserves to be regarded alongside the very best – they have shown a consistency throughout the 2014 season that can only have been a pleasure for their fans to watch, and whilst the AFL odds may have been against them, they showed that they have class to spare with a comprehensive victory.
Hawks captain Luke Hodge had a night to remember – his Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
There could be a spectacular showdown in store in the 2014 Melbourne Spring, when superstar sprinters Terravista and Lankan Rupee go head-to-head in a race that will have the whole Racing world glued to their screens. We’ll be watching the Racing odds closely for this one, too, but it could be that it’s too close to call!
It’s a tantalising prospect in store, and you’d have to say that Terravista has been doing everything expected of him to Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
It sounds like Dandino’s options for the 2014 Melbourne Cup are being kept open – he looks like he’s more certain to feature in the Racing odds for the Melbourne Cup than for the Caulfield Cup, and owner Darren Dance will be weighing up Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
While Hawthorn were able to bag a second Premiership last weekend, defending NRL Premiers the Roosters found themselves dumped out of the 2014 Finals Series in the most painful way possible: with a defeat to close neighbours the Rabbitohs. The NRL odds we’re seeing as of today tell us that the Rabbitohs go into the Grand Final as favourites, too, with odds of just on Sportsbet right now. They will go into the Grand Final with Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
French import Gris Garo will be in the Racing odds for the 2014 Caulfield cup after a run in the Naturalism Stakes saw him earn a place in the race on October 18th. Gris Garo came home ahead of Entirely Platinum to win the at Caulfield at the weekend, earning himself Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
Red Cadeaux is a familiar horse to Australian punters, who have seen him in three Melbourne Spring campaigns already, and who will be excited at the prospect of seeing the veteran stayer come back for a record-breaking fourth Melbourne Cup. He’s going to be a feature of the Racing odds, too, and not just because he’s a familiar name, though the news coming out of Racing Victoria last week was interesting for Red Cadeaux, when the list of weights for the 2014 Melbourne Cup was published.
Red Cadeaux will carry the most weight he has ever carried in the Melbourne Cup if things stay as they were published last week for the 2014 race. The favourite at the moment, Gai Waterhouse’s The Offer, was given 56.5kg in the list, but Red Cadeaux is Read the rest of this entry »Read more »
One of the most compelling things about the Melbourne Spring is the chance to see emerging talent in action, and it’s great to see horses emerge one year and go on to bigger and better things in the years that follow. And we think that Kuro might be a real prospect for the future. Keep an eye out for him in the Racing odds for this Spring Festival, though we’re not sure where he’s heading – he’s certainly a name you’ll be seeing again if all goes well for him!
Coming into the Heritage Handicap at the weekend, Kuro was on the back of a couple of straight wins, and he was able to make it three wins in a row when he came home impressively to win it. Blake Shinn was on board for the ride: ‘he wasn’t too bad. He was Read the rest of this entry »Read more »