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.
Enda Bolger's Josies Orders returned to Cheltenham to win for the fourth time around the Cross Country course while Tiger Roll pleased his connections in fourth
Paddy Brennan took half the races on the card on the first day of the November Meeting at Cheltenham yesterday
Kim Bailey's chaser got his chasing campaign off to a perfect start with a good staying performance at Carlisle on Monday
Bryony Frost, Paul Nicholls and Present Man made it back-to-back wins in the Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase at Wincanton
God's Own secured a second Haldon Cold Cup at Exeter on Tuesday
By Ian Carnaby on 09 November 2018