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.
Alpha Centauri strode to her third Group 1 after an effortless win in the Falmouth Stakes
Pretty Pollyanna stays out of trouble in a roughly run Duchess of Cambridge Stakes and wins easily
Communique got up in the last stride to prevail by a short head in the bet365 Handicap over 10 furlongs; Zap nailed the Silver Bunbury Cup for Richard Fahey
Ian Carnaby pays tribute to the career of John Dunlop
By War Front out of Galileo mare Say, Naval Intelligence heads to the Grade 1 Arlington Million in the USA next
Newmarket winner Advertise has the Dewhurst as an autumn target; northern challenger Wells Farhh Go won from the front
Godolphin had a good opeing day at Newmarket's July meetin with wins from Best Solution and Lover's Knot
Roaring Lion edges out Saxon Warrior in a thrilling run of the Coral-Eclipse
Ian Carnaby has a round-up of news from Sandown and Haydock, and news of an Irish winner at Wolverhampton
"We’ll have to map out where we go but if everything ends in Australia it helps to have won a Cesarewitch, a Northumberland Plate and a stakes race"
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