Ian Carnaby's Racing News | January 10th, 2023

For quite a long time it was Italian restaurants but now the list has moved on to people, which it was bound to in the end. Mama Rosa and La Paesana were opposite each other in Notting Hill Gate, the … Read More »

The ghosts of Christmas past

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | December 5th, 2022

Walking down Northlands Road the other day I thought about Hampshire cricket, the late John Arlott and Hambledon, the famous old village which may not have given birth to the game but undoubtedly nursed it through the teething process and … Read More »

Making the special moments count

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | October 28th, 2022

I ebb slightly. It’s just a silly phase I’m going through. (10cc around 1975? I think so.) My Brighton day was good fun, which is all I ask, but everything has gone up and for the first time in ages … Read More »

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 »

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