Ian Carnaby
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Ian Carnaby was born in Southampton, England in 1948 and educated at Taunton's Grammar School and Churchill College, Cambridge (BA Hons. Cantab, Spanish and South American Studies). After a spell in the wine trade, where he conducted all the test markets on Baileys Irish Cream prior to launch and worked as European marketing manager for Croft & Co, he became a full-time sports journalist and broadcaster, working for BBC Radio, HTV West and SIS. He has written for the Sporting Life, the Racing Post and became British correspondent for the Irish Field in 1987. He has had shares in several horses and bred winning hurdler Lenny The Blade. A die-hard Southampton FC supporter, he lives with his wife Sue in Bristol and has three grown-up children.