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iDark Horses Jumps Guide 2016

Dark Horses Jumps Guide 2016

40th Anniversary of the Dark Horses Annual (National Hunt Guide) Available now - dispatched First Class

Now in its fourth decade, Marten's Dark Horses Jumps Guide (A.K.A The National Hunt Guide) is the ideal companion to the 2016/17 Jumps season. Although published by the Racing Post we are now pleased to offer it direct to our clients

Intentionally published later than other guides to include the most up to date news, it is available from 15 October. We send all orders out First Class.

Our Winter Guide (out in Dec) is our update to this book & is perfect Christmas reading.

£12.99 or available as part of a package

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iCheltenham Open Online Preview 2016

Cheltenham Open Online Preview 2016

The Open Meeting has now become something of a festival in its own right, featuring many established and up-and-coming stars

The season truly kicks into gear with the forthcoming three-day Cheltenham Open Meeting which starts on Thursday 10th November.

Day One features a top novices’ chase and novices’ hurdle and the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase while the highlight of the weekend is the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Saturday, when there is also a Triumph Hurdle trial. The big race on Sunday is the Greatwood Hurdle, with an Arkle and Supreme Novices’ Trial on the support card.

Available to download Thursday 10 & Friday 11 November from 8pm

£20  (available as part of a package)

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iWinter Guide 2016/17

Winter Guide 2016/17

The Winter Guide is the perfect reading companion for the dark evenings over the Christmas/New Year holiday for racing fans.

It is also classed as an ipdate to our Dark Horses Jumps Guide.

We can also send direct to a friend or family member if required and offer a gift wrap service.

Out in December the week before Christmas

£12 or available as part of a package

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iWeekend Card

Weekend Card

After over 40 years in the business Marten and his team get to hear a lot from clients about what they’re after from a service, which is why we see it as a priority to cater for as many of their needs as possible. That is why we decided to bring back the Weekend Card – our best-selling service for many years before we decided to give it a rest - in July of this year.

Edition fifteen available 27 October

If you are ordering outside normal hours and would like to download the current edition instantly please visit here

Click here to see our Weekend Card page and download a past copy

If you are interested in this service please request a free information pack which includes a past copy.

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iCheltenham Festival Bulletin Book 2017

Cheltenham Festival Bulletin Book 2017

One of our most popular books.

Our guide to the 2017 Festival

Published the week before the meeting

£16  (pre-publication till 31 December, normally £20)

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iThe Racing Snapshot

The Racing Snapshot

We use technology which allows us to send a PDF document of Marten’s day's appraisal to your mobile phone. If you would like to receive a test text message to check your phone can open this type of message please request a Test Snapshot by emailing If you can't we can email the news to you.

To see a past example please visit our Download page or click here

If you would like to receive a text when there's a Snapshot available please Text MJ SNAPSHOT and your name to 66777

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iCheltenham Festival Package 2017

Cheltenham Festival Package 2017

Our full package for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival


PDF version of Cheltenham Book

Hard copy of Cheltenham Book

Emails in the week prior to the Festival starting

Daily text messages

PDF Supplements the night before each day's racing

£40 (pre-publication till 31 December, normally £50)

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iChristmas Online Preview

Christmas Online Preview

The King George VI Chase and Coral Welsh Grand National may be the highlights of the festive programme, but I go to great lengths to acquire snippets of news for the lower-profile meetings, notably at a few of the northern venues.

This bumper edition of the Christmas Online Preview, which includes my in-depth analysis of the big races in the UK and Ireland, will have news and information to last well into the New Year.

Available to download from Friday 23 December

£25 (available as part of a package)

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iNot Minding That It Hurts...

Not Minding That It Hurts...

Not Minding That It Hurts By Ian Carnaby A lovely read for any racing fan A review is available on our downloads page.

This 128-page production offers readers an engaging ramble through a gambler's life and features interviews with top sports personalities and household names from the Turf.

The collection also includes five short stories, reviews of books and films and conversations with a few of the game's more intriguing characters.

SALE PRICE £9 (normally £10)

iStrictly Classified

Strictly Classified

Strictly Classified: Insights into the Trainer's Mind (SIGNED COPIES)

Strictly Classified offers readers a unique insight into the workings of a horseman’s mind, notably in relation to their understanding of a racehorse’s psyche, emotions and character. CalliHe has asked many of the world's top trainers and handlers how they identify and relate to a horse’s individual personality and thereby encourage it to realise its full potential.

To hear Marten and Rebecca's Podcast about this book please visit our Downloads page or click here

iTelephone & Text Service

Telephone & Text Service

This service includes:

Access to Marten's line for 13p per minute plus your phone companies access charge.

A daily text message to your mobile phone each morning from Marten.

Looking forward to the new Flat season I have commented elsewhere on the vast number of unraced, lightly-raced and unexposed horses that seem to be around. I am not sure why this is, but I had no trouble finding 50 of them to write about in the Dark Horses Annual and another 20 for the select Premier List. I intend to focus more on these horses in the weeks ahead.

** Free information pack available on this service - please contact us **     To listen to a telephone line example please visit our Downloads Podcast Page

Rates updated daily.

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iPersonal Consultancy Service

Personal Consultancy Service

Marten’s Personal Consultancy Service, which costs less than £5 a day, provides the serious backer with a unique insight into the day’s racing. Marten calls upon 40 years of experience and his wide network of contacts to guide you through the season on a day-to-day basis.

Members of the PCS are entitled to the following benefits:

Personal Access to Marten with daily email summary of racing and text message

Daily Line Access

All Flat Publications/Online Services

The Weekend Card

Online Chats

Race Meetings

If you order just for July you will also receive a Snapshot each day of Glorious Goodwood

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