Echoes from a wondrous place

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 9th, 2021

Sixteen Tons, a song made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford, may have had some resonance with punters, especially the line about being ‘another day older and deeper in debt’. Happily, only the first part applies around here because I’m keeping … Read More »


Ian Carnaby's Racing News | March 16th, 2021

I’ve always been fond of abbots and abbesses, but I missed Abbotsbury Abbot when he won at 50/1 at Newton Abbot a lifetime ago. I thought it would ease the pain if I named this humble dwelling Abbotsbury House and … Read More »

Get your racing questions answered by Marten

Rebecca's Spotlight | March 7th, 2021

We are pleased to launch Ask MJ our new question and answer service. Marten has offered a personal service to a number of clients for many years now based on the ethos of his telephone line which was started in … Read More »

EURO 2020 (2021)

Football | March 2nd, 2021

EURO 2020 (2021) by Jack Dixon Please note: The football articles that feature on this site are being written by Jack Dixon as part of his work experience. He is a teenager and looking for work experience within the football … Read More »

Just a guy trying to get along

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 5th, 2021

Well, that won’t happen again in my lifetime. The Jackpot pays £16,610 and all six winners are eminently findable. Several people thought so and were happy with their share of a massive carry-forward. A good friend in our syndicate finds … Read More »

Our Cheltenham Plans …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | January 31st, 2021

With less than six weeks to go before the start of Cheltenham we decided on the allocation of the Bulletin Book essays a few days ago. Many years back I wrote most of the 30,000-plus words myself, working for five … Read More »

A Few Pointers …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | January 7th, 2021

Hi there! One of the things I have always done is take a close look at the big-race entries when they are published. This is because it’s one of the few areas left where trainers have to declare their hand. … Read More »

Wightman’s Perfect Timing

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 5th, 2021

I don’t know at what age we can excuse ourselves up-to-date knowledge of modern terminology. In my case it’s fitting that ‘zeitgeist’ starts with a ‘z’ because I’ve reached the end of the line and can absorb no more. Mind … Read More »

A Look Ahead …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | January 5th, 2021

Hi there! I want to start by wishing you all a healthy and, I hope, successful 2021. Things are evidently going to get tougher before they get better, but racing offers a welcome distraction to the problems facing the nation … Read More »

The Way Ahead …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | December 10th, 2020

I am sure that I’m not alone in wishing good riddance to 2020. It must be said that the Covid has generally brought out the best in people, with a generosity of spirit shown at many levels. Yet when taking … Read More »

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