Ian Carnaby's Racing News | September 20th, 2023

If I believed in ghosts I might find Islington Green a suitable starting point for a thesis. Trendy, even chic it may be nowadays but in the seventeenth century it was used as a plague pit  –  a little-known fact … Read More »

A Busy Weekend

Marten's Current Racing Diary | September 12th, 2023

Hi there! With Arc trials at Longchamp on Sunday and Group 1 action in Ireland you could be forgiven for overlooking the victory of Bay Bridge in the September Stakes at Kempton on Saturday. With a BHA rating of 121 … Read More »


Ian Carnaby's Racing News | August 21st, 2023

Like Marcel Proust, I drift back to the places of my youth. Some have disappeared, some have become something else and some are simply too loud. Actually it might be stretching a point to mention my formative years where the … Read More »

The Point-To-Point Recruits

Publication News | August 16th, 2023

THE POINT-TO-POINT RECRUITS is back for the sixth consecutive year and Jodie Standing anticipates another successful season! The book is packed with over 90 undiscovered horses from the pointing world set to embark on their careers under Rules. As her … Read More »

Rainy Day People

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | July 14th, 2023

The rain falls gently yet insistently on the Nine Elms Tavern which, like the rest of the borough, has undergone something of a transformation. One minute it was Battersea’s little-known cousin  –  nondescript flats, a little bit of this and … Read More »

Ponderings from the Weekend

Marten's Current Racing Diary | July 4th, 2023

Hi there, Before I pass on my thoughts about the Irish Derby I want to bring to your notice the victory of Manxman in the opening extended 1m 3f 0-55 apprentice handicap at Windsor on Saturday. I would not blame … Read More »

Saka Shines as England get Seven

Football | June 19th, 2023

Written by Jack Dixon Another match in Euro qualifying and another win for England, thumping North Macedonia 7-0 at Old Trafford. The win against Malta was impressive, but it was slightly scrappy and there was, at times, a lack of … Read More »

Job done in Malta for England

Football Marten Julian's Guest Contributor News | June 17th, 2023

England leave Malta with four goals and three points secured, beating Malta 4-0. The three lions were dominant all evening, having 66% possession and prevented Malta from registering a single shot on Jordan Pickford’s goal. England turned dominance into substance, … Read More »

A long way from Alberta –  but Cricklewood will do

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | June 12th, 2023

Gordon Lightfoot died the other day. I dare say only members of my generation will remember him but he was a folk and country singer who let Alberta’s wide-open spaces compensate for disappointments in his personal life. We played him … Read More »

The Fallout from Epsom

Marten's Current Racing Diary | June 7th, 2023

Hi there, After all the debate and discussion about the possible ramifications of this year’s Derby it ended up going to the old firm across the water and the long-term winter favourite. Auguste Rodin gave Aidan O’Brien his ninth winner … Read More »

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