This week in Winning Post

Summer officially ends this Saturday, and the racing goes out with a bang. The Caulfield summer carnival culminates in Blue Diamond day, with local filly Fontiton favoured to take Victoria's biggest two-year-old prize.

Elsewhere on the Caulfield card, the flying sprinters battle it out in the Oakleigh Plate and the weight-for-agers face off in the Futurity.

Meanwhile Sydney stages its first Group 1 of 2015, the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm, supported by the Surround, the Liverpool City Cup and more.

In Adelaide, the cup-bound stayers have their final tune-up in the Lord Reims, while there's black-type racing in Brisbane and Perth as well.

Before the weekend there's plenty of Friday action as always and Winning Post has full form guides for three TAB meetings including the nighttime action at Moonee Valley plus fields, overviews and tips panels for the Moruya and Ipswich meetings.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Warwick Farm in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Yarra Valley (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

On page 4, our readers are fired up across all the big issues and on page 5 Richard Callander has the inside mail on NSW racing while Adrian Dunn covers Victoria. Further back in the book Brent Zerafa reports from Sydney and Shane Templeton reminisces while Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport and Tony Kneebone returns with his lively Snippets column.

 

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Inside Winning Post February 28 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Friday:
Cranbourne (night), Mildura, Port Macquarie, Sapphire Coast
Saturday:
Flemington, Randwick, Morphettville, Sunshine Coast, Ascot, Echuca (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle, Gold Coast
Sunday:
Canberra, Echuca, Stony Creek, Hobart
Will Deep Field win a Group 1 race this campaign?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Caulfield Saturday - R8 N14 Air Apparent
Warwick Farm Saturday - R4 N4 Winx 5th
Caulfield Saturday - R3 N1 Fontein Ruby 2nd
Results
Letter of the Week

Hard to believe

Is it just me, or are there other people out there in racing land who, when they hear someone from TAB fixed odds get on the radio or TV announce that they’ve taken bets of $35,000, $25,000 and $20,000 on a horse, think it’s self-serving nonsense?
I have been in the TAB when someone has asked for $1000 at $1.50 over the counter on a tennis match, only to be knocked back, when the TAB manager rang through the bet.
The comment that came back from fixed odds was that it was a big bet.
True story. Go figure.

Maurice Klein
Caulfield South (Vic)
Today's Racing
Saturday 28 February
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Monday 2 March
Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: