In case you hadn’t noticed, the next 100-odd hours feature perhaps the biggest feast of major sporting and racing events ever crammed in to one very long weekend.
We want to make sure you don’t miss a thing, so we’ve assembled this blow-by-blow guide to see you through every second of the action… you might even find a few sneaky tips hidden below.
Limber up punters, this one is a marathon.
Remember: sleep is for the weak.
(all times AEST)
Dolphins @ Bengals: Thursday night football from the States kicks us off, for those keen on an early start. Our NFL Package by Scott Kellen includes full previews to every game, as well as all the selections from a highly successful betting model that’s been operating for fourteen years.
First race at Moonee Valley: The Valley’s Friday night racing season continues tonight with the huge Grand Final Eve meeting. Our Melbourne racing analyst Trevor Lawson covers all meetings at the Valley for our Melbourne Ratings package.
Group 1 Moir Stakes: the feature event at the Valley sees the return to the track of the world’s best sprinter, Chautauqua. Check out Trevor’s preview here.
1st ODI: South Africa v Australia at Centurion: The Aussies face the Proteas in the first match of this intriguing series. As with all major cricket series, our cricket guru Matt is the man to speak to if you’re having a punt. His record speaks for itself.
Ryder Cup Day 1 – foursomes and four-balls: speaking of Matt’s Sports Bets… golf is another area he likes to dabble in, and he’s had a good look at the Ryder Cup and come up with a few value approaches.
Everton v Crystal Palace: The Poms have finally got their heads around Friday night football. This week Dancin’ Alan Pardew takes his in-form Palace outfit to the blue half of Merseyside in search of more points.
First race at Caulfield: Most eyes will be fixed on the MCG, but if you fancy a punt, Trevor Lawson continues his three-day weekend with a full analysis of the card at Caulfield.
First race at Morphettville: Another full race card from Adelaide on Saturday. Our SA analyst Adam Mintz is absolutely flying at the moment, and provides full ratings for all metro meetings. Check out our SA Ratings service.
First race at Randwick: Don’t change the channel just yet, as we’re straight into a massive card at Randwick which features plus three Group 1s, two Group 2s, plus a Group 3 and three listed races. Nathan Snow covers the lot for our NSW Ratings Service.
AFL Grand Final – Sydney Swans v Western Bulldogs: the Dogs attempt to snap a 62 year premiership drought, with Buddy and the Bondi crew standing in their way.
Our AFL package has had a stunning year, winning over 100 units. Their preview and suggested bet for the big game is available to all right here.
Group 1 Flight Stakes: the first of the Group 1 races from Sydney sees Chris Waller still well represented despite the disappointing scratching of Omei Sword.
Group 1 Epsom Handicap: the main event from Randwick. Check out Snowy’s full preview here.
Group 1 Metropolitan: the final Group 1 is hotly contested affair, with Antonio Guiseppe currently leading the betting from a very even field.
Swansea v Liverpool: a red-hot Liverpool travel to Wales for Saturday’s early kick-off.
Ryder Cup Day 2 – foursomes and four-balls: the time-honoured event continues at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
The traditional fixture time features six more matches: Manchester United v Stoke, Hull v Chelsea, West Ham v Middlesborough, Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion, and Watford v Bournemouth.
Colts @ Jaguars: the NFL crosses the Atlantic as Jacksonville hosts Indianapolis at Wembley Stadium, London.
South Africa v Australia, Pretoria: not to be outdone, the Wallabies get in on the action, taking on the Springboks in the latest round of The Rugby Championship.
Daylight savings! Well timed… what’s another hour of sleep anyway? Clocks roll forward by one hour in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, ACT and South Australia. 2am becomes 3am and our marathon continues.
Some traditional Sunday football to keep you going in the wee hours: Titans @ Texans, Browns @ Redskins, Seahawks @ Jets, Bills @ Patriots, Panthers @ Falcons, Raiders @ Ravens, and Lions @ Bears.
Broncos @ Buccaneers
Rams @ Cardinals, Saints @ Chargers, and Cowboys @ 49ers
Chiefs @ Steelers
First race at Flemington: with the Grand Final in October again, the traditional Turnbull Stakes meeting has been shifted to Sunday (we’re told for the last time).
Group 1 Turnbull Stakes, Flemington: heads-up, the last Group 1 of a huge weekend of racing takes place at HQ. Again, our Melbourne guru Trevor Lawson is covering this one.
2nd ODI: South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg: Nice little gap-filler here! The Aussies resume hostilities with the Proteas.
NRL Grand Final – Storm v Sharks: the second massive Grand Final of the weekend sees the Storm again travel into enemy territory to tackle Cronulla.
We’re not done yet! Super Sunday in England kicks off with Tottenham v Manchester City and Leicester v Southampton.
Ryder Cup Day 3 – single matches: the iconic golf contest concludes. Don’t forget, our specialist Golf package gives access to the selections of a professional punting syndicate which employs 15 analysts and experts. It’s closed right now, such is the popularity, but give us a shout if you’d like to join the waiting list and get in on the next intake.
Burnley v Arsenal: we finally wind down a huge weekend of Premier League, with the Gooners hoping to continue winning ways at Burnley.
Giants @ Vikings: … and stick a fork in us, we’re done!