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.
Harry Cobden and Paul Nicholls combined to win the feature race but there was another controversial incident with the wrong result called for an earlier race
Paul Nicholls' good run of from continued with a Newbury double and his ninth Greatwood Gold Cup win last weekend
John Gosden's Cambridgeshire winner has looked very good on the all-weather and added a Group 3 to his tally in last Saturday's Winter Derby
Caroline Bailey's gelding produced a powerful finish at Newcastle
Fusil Raffles ran out an impressive winner of the Adonis Hurdle but was ruled out of Cheltenham after cutting his hind leg
Southfield Stone pulled of a mini upset when defeating Angels Breath at Kempton last Saturday
Bags Groove returned to winning ways for Harry Fry in the Grade 2 Pendil Novices' Chase at Kempton
Robinsfirth is not entered for the Grand National but could go to the Ultima Chase at Cheltenham
Al Dancer heads for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle after a scintillating run in the Betfair Hurdle at Ascot
Cyrname could possibly head for the Punchestown Gold Cup as Cheltenham's left-handed track doesn't suit
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