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More than this – quite a bit more, actually

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | September 23rd, 2022

I seem to have changed horses in midstream, as we used to say. This was going to be about the Heineken Silver Handicap at Goodwood, the startling ability of Harry Davies and Saffie Osborne and the way a very clever … Read More »

Mick did it his way

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | August 26th, 2022

I was looking back over some old columns the other day. It’s inadvisable because there are bound to be a few slips, a few omissions, an old joke that may not have been quite as funny as you thought at … Read More »

Sands Of Time Running Out – But Shingles Going Strong

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | August 12th, 2022

I have reached the stage where I dare not forecast what will happen next, though obviously I’d be seriously tempted by a Brighton sprint handicap. Goodwood was as enjoyable as ever, or maybe not quite, given that I contracted shingles … Read More »

Nelson (and Billy) never forgotten here

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | July 19th, 2022

The Jolly Sailor at Bursledon is not a bad place to contemplate one or two major Goodwood investments. It’s also one of those hostelries where you wonder if casual customers, especially tourists, know anything of its past. Nothing controversial like … Read More »

Plenty of ghosts for company

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | June 16th, 2022

‘I wasted time and now doth time waste me’. Well, it’s not quite true, as any flaneur will tell you. Sitting in the main bar at Brighton and pondering a weak card at Salisbury  –  a racecourse he passed all … Read More »

Wonderful World

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | May 25th, 2022

AND I THINK TO MYSELF…. The other day Wonderful World finished sixth in a fairly valuable seven-furlong handicap at Goodwood. He moved up threateningly two furlongs out but faded soon afterwards and ended up just behind Gisburn, who also beat … Read More »

The bosses nephew – an all-time equine hero

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 26th, 2022

Britain is a small island and Wales a small country. That seems a fair assessment until you try to reach Fishguard from Bristol for the night ferry to Rosslare because, suddenly, you run out of M4. You are on your … Read More »

Hopes and dreams beyond Naas Road

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | March 24th, 2022

Truth to tell, I struggle to keep up with modern expressions although I can see the attractions of a ‘bucket list’. I read Ulysses and Proust’s In Search Of Lost Time a few years ago but Don Quixote in its … Read More »

On the wings of a dove

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 17th, 2022

Knockabout Queen won my selling race at Brighton in 2019. She followed up at Bath and was too high in the handicap for a while but I followed her career closely and was rewarded the other day when she picked … Read More »

City Boy marooned in the country

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | February 8th, 2022

It was around the time that young Archie Bellamy lost his irons on Lively Citizen that I started to miss London. Sitting in the Insurance Bar at Cheltenham and unable to move with a cracked knee  –  no more on … Read More »

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