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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 »

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 »

Somewhere beyond the sea – compensation for Archie

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 16th, 2020

I think it fair to say that Archie has never quite recovered from Benie Des Dieux’s last-flight fall at Cheltenham just under a year ago. Passing thoughts can reap a bitter harvest. He yields to no-one in his admiration for … Read More »

Life is sweet at the King’s Head in Bledington

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 30th, 2020

Well, an interesting few days with a couple of low-grade winners but a blank day at Cheltenham. I think the number of years I spent working at the festival  –  interviews for the crowd (the present chap does an excellent … Read More »

Go tell it on the mountain – just like Pat

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

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN  –  JUST LIKE PAT I admit to finding this NH season a little disappointing so far. This is mostly because of the wet weather, abandonments and far too many races being run on heavy … Read More »

URTHEONETHATIWANT…….OH YES INDEED

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 3rd, 2020

It can only go down as a quiet Christmas at this end, though 2019 ended with a minor celebration as Urtheonethatiwant defied a 7lb increase at Warwick, having won a long-distance handicap hurdle at Ludlow the time before. As someone … Read More »

Garnering a little praise

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | December 15th, 2019

I made the effort to watch The Long Summer of George Adams a couple of days ago. The dvd is not readily available now and I wanted to watch James Garner once more before sending my copy to a fellow … Read More »

Keeping on at one pace

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | December 4th, 2019

There is no doubt that things have been a little too hectic of late. More London trips than usual, meetings with friends who have their share of problems, a ray of hope on the Southampton FC front, an HWPA lunch … Read More »

More questions that answers? Yes, probably

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | November 13th, 2019

It was a pity rain ruled out the final Doncaster meeting of the season and with it the November Handicap. It will always be the Manchester November Handicap to me, ever since Operatic Society dislodged Ken Gethin at the start, … Read More »

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