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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

The Bulletin Book is packed with an in-depth analysis of every race together with observations from Marten’s well-connected sources.

Published the week before the meeting on Thursday 9 March


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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


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.

One thing that has become clear is the importance of continuity in a service. For example, when we select a horse we know that our clients would appreciate some feedback – whether it wins or loses. The Weekend Card prioritises this by providing weekly updates on key horses from Marten and our other contributors.

Edition 29 available 23 Thursday  February

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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iDark Horses Annual 2017

Dark Horses Annual 2017

Since it was first published over 40 years ago, Marten Julian’s Dark Horses Annual has become accepted as the industry’s authoritative source of information about unexposed and unraced horses. 

Marten’s 2017 Dark Horses Annual features: 

The Premier List – Horses hand-picked by Marten that he believes will yield a profit to level stakes, including a potential handicap improver from a low-profile yard and a very highly-rated horse that has just a maiden win to its name

The Dark Horses – Unexposed and unraced horses from the UK, Ireland and France, that have shown the potential to win races 

The Dark Handicappers – Relatively unexposed slow-burners that appear to have been prepared with handicaps uppermost in mind

The Classic Previews – Marten’s in-depth analysis of the first four Classics with ante-post recommendations

The Pick of the Irish – A handful of unraced horses to note this season from both high and low-profile Irish yards

Available April 2017 £12.99

iPersonal Consultancy Service

Personal Consultancy Service

Access to a low cost phone line which Marten updates daily

Text message direct to your mobile phone each morning

Option to speak with Marten throughout the duration of your subscription with your racing queries. Direct access via email and phone.

An email sent direct from Marten with his information and analysis of the day’s racing

15% Loyalty discount on all Marten's publications for the duration of your subscription.

Free copy of our Dark Horses Jumps Guide if you join for the remainder of the season

Clients who join this service receive a renewal discount each season that they remain a subscriber up to a maximum of 16%. If you have been a subscriber before and would like to rejoin please email Rebecca for a quote.

Further information available here

£240 (to 9 April)

Price correct up to and including 21 February

iTelephone & Text Jumps 2016

Telephone & Text Jumps 2016

Access to a low cost phone line which Marten updates daily

Text message direct to your mobile phone each morning

Loyalty discount on all Marten's publications for the duration of your subscription

If you choose the Personalised option of this service you receive direct access to Marten via email or phone throughout the season to discuss racing.

Clients who join this service receive a renewal discount each season that they remain a subscriber up to a maximum of 16%. If you have been a subscriber before and would like to rejoin please email Rebecca for a quote.

Further information available here

Prices are up to date as of 21 February

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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 will keep you updated for the second half of the Jumps season.

It is also classed as an update to our Dark Horses Jumps Guide. Click on the green i for further details.

If you live abroad we offer an e-version where we will send a PDF version of the book to you. There is also a Kindle version available.

Complimentary PDF version emailed on day of order

£12 or available as part of a package

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iDark Horses Jumps Guide 2016

Dark Horses Jumps Guide 2016

40th Anniversary of the Dark Horses Annual (National Hunt Guide)

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

Our Winter Guide is our update to this book & is perfect reading for the second half of the season.

If you would like this publication please visit The Racing Post  who have it on sale for £7.50 We have re-stocked four times but have sold out again and since it is the end of January and our Winter Guide (update to DHA) is now available we are no longer stocking this publication.

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



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)

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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Marten passes comment & opinion on racing issues, often expressing views that will not be found in the trade press. 

This is a free publication and can be viewed through our Website or posted out.

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