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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 »

In praise of Eric Alston

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | June 15th, 2020

Quietly and with the minimum of fuss, racing has returned behind closed doors. We’ve already become used to jockeys in masks and the television channels, both terrestrial and otherwise, have set up interviews where required. Against the odds, and in … Read More »

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 »

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