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Newmarket Guineas Weekend …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | April 30th, 2018

Hi there! The five-day entries for Newmarket’s Guineas meeting appeared today and the biggest shock is the absence of September’s name from the 1,000 Guineas. There had been little said by Aidan O’Brien about the filly this spring – often … Continued

Staying with palace

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | April 28th, 2018

Brentford squeezed home against QPR last week to keep a nice run going and give themselves a chance of a play-off place. The second automatic Championship place remains an intriguing struggle, with Cardiff not quite home and hosed yet. The … Continued

Moore for Jallota takes the eye

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 28th, 2018

Sandown is the place to be tomorrow when another ‘orthodox’ NH season comes to a close, though it may fairly be said that summer jumping has changed everything. Dickie Johnson and Nicky Henderson will receive their awards and Cue Card … Continued

Classic Clues …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | April 23rd, 2018

Hi there, The main trials for the Newmarket Classics were run last week, with perhaps more negative than positive clues emerging from them. It has all been about Charlie Appleby in the opening weeks of the season – with Godolphin’s … Continued

Brentford in with a shout

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | April 21st, 2018

Fairly brief this week. Crystal Palace virtually evened things up for us last Saturday with their 3-2 win over Brighton following Southampton’s spirited but unavailing effort against Chelsea. The Saints led 2-0 but Chelsea found an entirely different gear for … Continued

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Dolos may make up for Aintree

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 21st, 2018

I came to no great harm in the Grand National because Milansbar made it safely round and bookmakers were paying out on the fifth. With the future in mind, Seeyouatmidnight did very well for a long way after having only … Continued

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Aintree Reflections

Marten's Current Racing Diary | April 16th, 2018

Hi there! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Aintree even though the damp and cold conditions on the first couple of days meant the horses had their rugs on until they left the paddock. Ms Parfois must now take rank … Continued

Last chance for Saints

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | April 13th, 2018

We made a profit again last week, thanks to the draw between Chelsea and West Ham. I’m not saying the Hammers deserved to win – Chelsea had many chances – but Arnautovic should have had a penalty with the score … Continued

Delface may cheer Pipe

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 13th, 2018

I was very pleased with A Momentofmadness last week. As expected, William Buick bounced him out and opened up a handy lead. Runner-up Jumirah Bridge did very well after a six-months’ absence and should win a good sprint handicap on … Continued

An awkward weekend for Huddersfield

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | April 6th, 2018

Much attention surrounds the local derbies in Liverpool and Manchester over the weekend. I think it would be wrong to suggest that the results in the Champions League will have no bearing on the way things turn out and Manchester … Continued

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A Momentofmadess for repeat win

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 6th, 2018

When I studied the entries for the NH meetings this Saturday, the advance forecast going was heavy just about everywhere and, on top of that, the four televised races from Kelso were all handicaps. To be frank, I think it’s … Continued

Trainers lose right to self-certify for 12 months

Rebecca's Spotlight | April 4th, 2018

I am always keen to read about new ideas to make racing more transparent. I love working in this industry but do have to stick up for us every so often. I speak to a large number of people and … Continued

Looking forward to Aintree …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | April 2nd, 2018

The Aintree 2018 Online Preview This is to remind you that my Online Preview for Aintree will be available for subscribers to view on Wednesday evening 11th April. As was the case last year this edition of the Preview is … Continued

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