The Weekend

Marten's Current Racing Diary | May 17th, 2021

Hi there, There was some class action over the weekend, most notably in the Lockinge Stakes which went to the favourite Palace Pier. It is not often that you see Frankie Dettori looking round for dangers with three furlongs to … Read More »

Dark Horse at Newbury

Marten's Current Racing Diary | May 14th, 2021

Hi there! The main action today was at York, but my point of interest was directed at the 1m 2f maiden stakes at Newbury. Mojo Star, a son of Sea The Stars, was rumoured to be Richard Hannon’s best middle-distance … Read More »

Muddy Waters

Marten's Current Racing Diary | May 13th, 2021

Hi there! There have been mixed messages from the Derby trials this season and, if anything, the waters looked muddier following today’s Dante Stakes at York. The race was won in gutsy style by Hurricane Lane, who battled on strongly … Read More »

Done The Old-Fashioned Way …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | May 9th, 2021

Hi there! One of the features of the last few months has been the number of gambles that have been landed, some of them supported from exceptionally long odds. We had another couple yesterday, both of them well-nigh impossible to … Read More »

Racing the poorer without ‘Scotty’

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | May 7th, 2021

The pandemic has hurt people in many ways, some of them tragic. I had a brush with the wretched thing last October but shrugged it off after a period of self-isolation. I ache here and there when out walking but … Read More »

Looking Ahead From Newmarket …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | May 2nd, 2021

I’m not sure what to make of either of this weekend’s Classics. It’s in the immediate aftermath of the 2000 Guineas that I look for a Derby colt but I’m not sure I saw an obvious one in Saturday’s field. … Read More »