Singing the blues? Never felt more like it

Ian Carnaby's Racing News Ian Carnaby's Sports News | June 13th, 2019

An excellent run was bound to come to an end and it did so down by the furlong pole at Salisbury on Tuesday. Having made the point in this space ten days ago that horses identified as poor value invariably … Read More »

Betty Grable still a star to some of us

Ian Carnaby's Racing News Ian Carnaby's Sports News | June 4th, 2019

I never really thought of 70 as a special landmark and maybe everything that’s happened is mere coincidence, though you’d have to say a pacemaker followed by the loss of work at both the Irish Field and the Racing Post … Read More »

Saturday 4 August 2001

2001 Journals Ian Carnaby's Sports News | August 4th, 2001

The fact that England looked like pressing Australia all the way (if three days can be all the way) in the Third Test underlined the fact that 7’4 about an Aussie whitewash in the Ashes series was poor value. The … Read More »

Wednesday 25 July 2001

2001 Journals Ian Carnaby's Sports News | July 18th, 2001

Australia won the Second Test easily enough, and are only 7’4 in places to complete a 5-0 whitewash in the Ashes series. As I wrote some time ago, there is no value at all in that sort of bet, although I … Read More »

Solihull – much closer than we think

Ian Carnaby's Racing News Ian Carnaby's Sports News | March 4th, 2019

Until Manchester United’s late winner on Saturday it looked like being a very good week. Of course, you have to keep 60,000 people happy and, as I set off for a walk at 2-2, unable to bear the tension and … Read More »

Global Citizen at his favourite place

Ian Carnaby's Racing News Ian Carnaby's Sports News | December 22nd, 2018

Well, whatever else happens this Christmas, Southampton’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal will live long in the memory. It was quite something, seeing my nine-year-old granddaughter standing up and waving cheerio to the visiting fans and I shall miss her if, … Read More »

Goodbye to Ian’s sports blog

Ian Carnaby's Sports News Rebecca's Spotlight | September 5th, 2018

A fond farewell to the Sports Blog that Ian Carnaby has been writing for many years on I know he has a number of regular readers so we are sorry that it is no longer available but due to … Read More »

Lampard the man for Derby

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | July 21st, 2018

Having gone for Marin Cilic quite solidly in the Men’s Singles at Wimbledon I am not about to make any great claims regarding other selections. Still, if you went along with Angelique Kerber before the semi-finals you’ll have made a … Read More »


Plan working well – send more money

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | July 12th, 2018

I have absolutely no doubt that the right move, betting-wise, when Belgium beat England 1-0, was to back England outright with a view to saving on the day of the World Cup Final. But right moves don’t always pay off … Read More »

Weaker half helps England

Ian Carnaby's Sports News | July 3rd, 2018

The first bet in the World Cup came up when England ran riot against Panama and took their goal tally to eight overall, not bad as we needed only seven in their Group G matches to justify a bet at … Read More »

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