Marten Julian Direct

Press Accreditations


‘Why change a successful formula when it has worked for many years … the requirements needed for each horse to show his or her best are clearly defined … I was particularly intrigued by two horses in the Dark Handicappers section with just duck eggs by their names hailing from a northern yard … Julian is in his fifth decade as a racing writer and one of the main hallmarks of his publications is the professionalism of his research, and the toil of his labour shines through in Dark Horses. It will be a constant companion … ’

Daniel Hill, Racing Post (Autumn 2017)

“ I thoroughly enjoy reading Marten’s Bulletin Book, which is a mine of information and a great help to me in my work. It is essential reading for the Festival and I have no hesitation in recommending it to all lovers of this great occasion.”

John Francome, Channel Four (January, 2012)

‘In a field where many fall by the wayside, Marten Julian gallops on, still fascinated by the daily crossword puzzle challenge of horseraces. A clever man, and a principled one, Julian feeds his considerable knowledge of horses, their connections and the particular circumstances of each race into a range of well established publications … they have become part of the racing scene.’

David Ashforth, The Racing Post (January, 2009)

‘I work alongside the press every day and have the greatest respect for them in their search for winners, but I find Marten Julian is an invaluable source of information and sound advice. He is not what you would call a tipster – his publications try to offer real insights into both horses and trainers – but he is always worth reading.’

Simon Clare, PR Coral Bookmakers

‘In my opinion Marten Julian is the best racing adviser in Britain. He is certainly the one who takes the most intellectual approach to his subject. Few of his subscribers will forget last year’s Royal Ascot. Had I not taken “a view” on Caribbean Monarch in the Hunt Cup, I could have retired on the winnings.’

Kevin Smith, The Racing Club of Ireland

 ‘His book is a gem … sheer old-fashioned quality in a flashy era … you will not find better value anywhere, either this year or next …’

Ian Carnaby, The Sporting Life

‘The man is evidently a perfectionist … always searching for a new angle … ‘

Andrew Barr, The Racing Post

‘Marten Julian has a reputation as one of the shrewdest judges in the game … very little gets by him …’

Graham Dench, The Racing Post

‘In the complex world of tipping winners, Marten Julian is a name second to none. His Dark Horses concept is a legend in its own lifetime … he had an uncanny habit of digging in the right places … excellent contacts in the field … a mine of information … by far the best in the public arena …’

The Raceform Update 

‘There is an eye for detail that typifies the author’s work in the 28 years has has published his guides … Julian has proved yet again that in a sphere in which the fight for bookshop shelf space has become ever more intense, his guide is still right up there.’

Mark Blackman, The Racing Post

Client Accreditations

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“I am delighted with all recent publications from yourself and Marten, Weekend Card, horses to follow and Jodie standings book is brilliant”

F.H (via email) October 2018

“I retain my love for all you produce, which makes me feel more connected to the sport I love. I do read the Racing Post every day but I love the edge Marten’s publications provide.”

P.S (via email) April 2018

‘Thanks for a great customer service as always’

D.H (via email) September 2018

‘I noticed that some guy on trust pilot is slating the company.I tried to reply on your behalf but couldn’t. I just wanted to put him straight. As ever, your assistance and service is first class’

‘Congratulations. The Cheltenham Bulletin Book is a superb piece of journalism. It’s by far the best in-depth analysis of a race meeting that I have ever had the pleasure to read.’

‘Thanks again for a very enjoyable service for Cheltenham. As always, Marten’s insight into so many runners was very useful.’

‘Thank you for getting the PDF version of the Cheltenham Bulletin Book over to me. It will make for a great weekend’s reading. Thanks again for the wonderful service.’


‘Many thanks and congratulations on a great couple of winners at Kempton last night. (PCS Service). Thank you also for all your work during the Cheltenham festival and many great pointers.’

R.S (Devon) March 2016

‘The Cheltenham Festival Book is excellent -really enjoying reading it.’

K.D (Eire) March 2016

‘ Now the dust has settled on another Festival, I’d like to pass on my sincere thanks for your support last week, particularly when I was unable to access the day-one supplement. I am of course used to this level of service from you but want to let you know it is not taken for granted!’

J.S (Yorkshire) March 2016

‘The day Marten Julian stops writing will be the day I stop betting. I think he’s the best in the business.’

K.H (Manchester)

‘I have no doubt that you are the best form analyst that has operated in this field in recent years … you remain in top form …’

D.N.J (London)

 ‘This is just a quick note to thank you for a first-class, value for money, service … the best available bar none.’

A.L (Yorkshire)

‘Congratulations to you and thanks for your services over the past twenty or so years. Since then, your opinion has been the only one I give any value to outside my own …’

R.S (Buckinghamshire)

‘Thank you for a totally honest service – a very rare thing these days! You deliver exactly what your advertisements say …’

R.H (Manchester)


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