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Royal Ascot still a betting bonanza

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | May 19th, 2020

Of course, we are all missing racing (and various other sports) but some people are more concerned than others. Putting my cards on the table and admitting to a strong personal bias, I want racing to be up and running, … Read More »

Teden Mengi

Football | May 11th, 2020

The Manchester United academy has consistently produced top players. From the class of ’92 to high-profile break-out stars like Marcus Rashford and more recently Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams. I believe the current U23s and U18s teams are full of … Read More »

A new perspective perhaps?

Marten's Current Racing Diary Marten's Perspective | May 3rd, 2020

I am writing this on the weekend that I am usually at Newmarket for the Guineas meeting. The day when it was conceivable that three unbeaten colts – Pinatubo, Earthlight and Siskin, winners of 14 races between them, six at … Read More »

Worth waiting for Ginger

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | May 2nd, 2020

Trying to remain optimistic, I’d been hoping for a resumption of racing, with people actually at the track, that is, just before the three-day Goodwood meeting at the end of May. I see now this is virtually out of the … Read More »

April Wordsearch

Fun & puzzles | April 27th, 2020

We thought it would be nice to start producing a word search. If you prefer a PDF version please refer to our April Newsletter to download it. If you don’t currently receive our newsletter please sign up here Here are … Read More »

A splendid paper under maximum pressure

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 17th, 2020

Under normal circumstances, lists of horses to follow for the 2020 Flat season would be well underway by now. Sadly, there is no telling where or when racing will start up again, or whether it will be staged behind closed … Read More »

Anglesey revisited – we hope

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 2nd, 2020

In certain situations, gamblers tend to view things according to the odds. Or, more correctly, they settle for an outcome which would be acceptable if hardly attractive. The roulette player, starting with a hundred pounds and working it up to, … Read More »

Time to recharge the batteries

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | March 19th, 2020

There we are then, all over for another year and quite possibly all over until the greenfinch puts in an appearance on the bird table outside and the talk is all about Royal Ascot, Wimbledon and the Tour de France. … Read More »

Day One of Cheltenham

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

Tuesday 10 March 2020 Shishkin must be something special to have overcome the problems he encountered before getting up close home to beat the well-fancied Abracadabras in today’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. He was short of room at the top of … Read More »

Pacemaker found wanting in Cheltenham marathon

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | March 6th, 2020

Given my time again  –  a singularly pointless opening conversational gambit  –  I might have delayed a hospital trip following a palpable loss of energy on the way to the Southampton v Aston Villa match. Once sitting down I was … Read More »

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