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Tinkering with outright certainties – or are they?

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | September 25th, 2020

The other day I was trying to remember why Glastonbury reminded me of Coppermill Lad. I must have found a connection between the pair and thought about including it in a column, though how there can be any sort of … Read More »

This Is Getting Personal …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | September 21st, 2020

I have seen some clever touches landed in my time in racing, but in the majority of cases I have been able to account for them logically. For example take the case of a relatively well-rated horse, who was then … Read More »

Top Class Prospect at Leicester

Marten's Current Racing Diary | September 7th, 2020

Hi there! Sir Michael Stoute has introduced a few of his classier types at Leicester over the years – Dante Stakes runner-up Highest Ground made a successful debut there last September – and the early money for newcomer Star Seeking … Read More »

Wightman does the great man proud

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | September 5th, 2020

Of course, I spend more time than most people on the second division of Class 5 apprentice handicaps at Salisbury. Like my father before me, I like to spot up- -and-coming riders with a handy allowance making a fair mark … Read More »

York Prospects

Marten's Current Racing Diary | August 17th, 2020

Hi there! The all-important subject of the weather comes up this week, with random thunderstorms and heavy rain forecast for various parts of the country, with York a possible target on Wednesday. I see that the ground there is currently … Read More »

An old-fashioned touch …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | August 11th, 2020

Hi there, As a general rule you don’t see market moves of any great intensity these days but there was a right old touch landed at Catterick last week, when Cormier was backed in the minutes before the off from … Read More »

Going racing in October? A small wager, perhaps?

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | August 10th, 2020

It’s been a miserable year for just about everyone and we can’t let minor personal setbacks outweigh the desperately sad losses suffered by many. I adjusted to televised racing behind closed doors quite quickly, though it would have been a … Read More »

Hannibal Mejbri

Football | July 29th, 2020

Hannibal Mejbri signed for Manchester United towards the end of the 2019 summer transfer window from A.S Monaco for a fee thought to be around 5m euros rising to around 10m euros. The seventeen-year-old has featured for Man United in … Read More »

Another surpise? No, not really

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | July 5th, 2020

Well, here I was, thinking about a Chepstow piece and how well David Probert rides the course (see Cool Strutter) or Pastfact overcoming a marked tendency to throw his head around in the stalls and a slow start before getting … Read More »

Derby & Oaks

Marten's Current Racing Diary | June 24th, 2020

Hi there, As you will be fully aware the 2020 Investec Derby and Oaks take place at Epsom on Saturday 4th July behind closed doors. The afternoon programme consists of the Woodcote Stakes (1.50), the Listed Surrey Stakes (2.25), the … Read More »

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