Lewis Thomas Charles “Lou” Richards, MBE (15 March 1923 – 8 May 2017) was an Australian rules footballer who played 250 games for the Collingwood Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL) between 1941 and 1955.

He captained the team from 1952 to 1955, including a premiership win in 1953. He later became a hotel manager and a highly prominent sports journalist in print, radio and television for more than 50 years, and he was known for his wit and vivacity.

As a football tipster, Richards was known as a Kiss of Death and regularly backed up his tips with famous dares: “I’ll cut Teddy Whitten‘s lawn with nail scissors” or “I’ll jump off St Kilda pier.

While I’m going to stop short of any such crazy dares, please see the likely fields and winners for this weekend’s massive carnival in the west.

APG eligible horses have now won more than 60 million dollars in APG races over the last 34 years, and this massive investment will continue for the years to come.

Please join us at the  Magic Millions Sales Complex, 2/56 Dale Road, Middle Swan, WA on March 5.

For all your Bloodstock enquiries including the full draft of 130 Lots , please contact Dean Baring on 0459 215 333

Likely 2yo field APG fillies Sales Classic are below:

COPY CAT QUEEN MY HARD COPY NZ LUVYA MADDY LOMBO JET LAAG USA BILL HAYES
LION QUEEN CONTROL THE MOMENT (US) LILIANNA BEAUTY USA WALTON HANOVER USA KJF CHARLES
MANEA FLY LIKE AN EAGLE SHES SO FAIR PACIFIC FELLA USA IM & RM HEDLEY
PRINCESS KATIE VINCENT ROCKNROLL DREAMS ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN USA KARNUP RACING PTY LTD
SHES A MARE AMERICAN IDEAL USA ELEGANT EYES SAFELY KEPT USA TARSAO INVESTMENTS PTY LTD
THE SWINDLER CONTROL THE MOMENT (US) MISS MADOFF NZ MCARDLE USA KTC BLOODSTOCK KJF & AG CHARLES
TIGER STEVIE TINTIN IN AMERICA NZ BELTURBET NZ BARNETT HANOVER USA DM & RA KAPTEIN
WATER LOU SWEET LOU USA LIVING HEI LIVE OR DIE USA KTC BLOODSTOCK KJF & AG CHARLES
WORLD SECRET ROCK N ROLL WORLD USA VEILED SECRET TINTED CLOUD USA ALLWOOD STUD FARM
XCEPTIONAL ARMA AMERICAN IDEAL USA ARMA XPRESS ARTISCAPE USA L N O’CONNER, KEMPRUST PTY LTD

My selections are:

  1. Water Lou
  2. Lion Queen
  3. Princess Kate

Likely 2yo field APG Colts & Geldings Sales Classic are below:

BLAZE AWAY SWEET LOU USA MAGGIE PEARL ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN USA SA JOHNSON
GREATGREAT BOULDER AMERICAN IDEAL USA OUR MAJOR MAMA NZ ART MAJOR USA JA LOHMAN
GREVIS LAZARUS NZ PRINCESS MAJOR ART MAJOR USA GIRL POWER & OTHERS
OFF THE CHARTS DOWNBYTHESEASIDE USA SMART BY DESIGN NZ LIVE OR DIE USA KARNUP RACING PTY LTD
SOHO SKYFALL SWEET LOU USA KRISTINA ADELE BADLANDS HANOVER USA SA JOHNSON
TEN TO THE DOZEN ART MAJOR USA NOLESSTHANPERFECT NZ BETTORS DELIGHT USA SOLID GOLD STANDARDBREDS
THELITTLE MASTER VINCENT ANNA FAYE NZ CHRISTIAN CULLEN NZ KARNUP RACING PTY LTD
THENU CAME ALONG BETTORS DELIGHT USA ARCONITE NZ ART MAJOR USA HA CAPARARO
WAVERIDER DOWNBYTHESEASIDE USA PREMIUM COPPER MAJOR IN ART USA MJ & SL HOWIE
WIDEAWAKE FOLLOW THE STARS ELITE ANGEL SAFELY KEPT USA PC O’BOYLE

My selections are:

  1. Soho Sky Fall
  2. Blaze Away
  3. Waverider

Please note: I’m expecting Off The Charts to hit back with a stronger run than the he displayed in the heats.

APG  would like to take this opportunity to wish all the connections well for what will be a remarkable weekend for Harness Racing in Australasia.