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.
The popular chaser Top Notch came back to his best with an impressive win at Kempton where Jonjo O'Neill Jr had his first big win
There were two impressive winners on the card at Warwick for the Skelton and Henderson teams
Offers of 14/1 about Elixir De Nutz for the festival opener seems generous after his Sandown win
Guillaume Macaire sent French champion four-year-old Master Dino to an impressive win at Plumpton, but the gelding has suffered an injury
We learned little new as the mare made all the running and pulled away for Ruby Walsh to score by 48 lengths
Aso demonstrates contined good form for Venetia Williams and her team, while Lostintranslation wins for Tizzard
Ian Carnaby recalls some of the best moments of last year
Ian Carnaby reports on the action from Newbury where Champ put in an impressive performance
Ian Carnaby rounds up all the Christmas action from different British tracks
Ian Carnaby has a round-up of the remaining races on the Kempton St Stephen's Day card
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