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How good is City Of Troy?

Marten's Current Racing Diary | July 9th, 2024

Hi there, The overriding emotion that emanated from those close to City Of Troy following his hard fought success in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes on Saturday was more one of relief than elation, with Ryan Moore telling Nick Luck in a … Read More »

Marten Julian’s Weekly Roundup 17 June 2024

Marten's Perspective | June 24th, 2024

Having lived in Ascot for many years I can fully appreciate the quandary clerk of the course Chris Stickles faces over watering. The area is prone to very localised thunderstorms and flash floods, with torrential rain capable of changing the … Read More »

Radio Days

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | June 20th, 2024

You make it to 75 and you assume that, by and large, there are very few surprises left. I’m happy to go along with this, the occasional 125/1 winner notwithstanding, but on Radio 3 the other morning I heard something … Read More »

Marten Julian’s Weekly Roundup 10 June 2024

Marten's Perspective | June 17th, 2024

It came as no surprise to learn over the weekend that City Of Troy will be aimed at the Coral-Eclipse rather than the Irish Derby. Group 1 form over ten furlongs is always favoured over mile and a half form … Read More »

The Coral-Eclipse Plans

Marten's Current Racing Diary | June 13th, 2024

Hi there! It came as no surprise to learn over the weekend that City Of Troy will be aimed at the Coral-Eclipse rather than the Irish Derby. Group 1 form over ten furlongs is always favoured over mile and a … Read More »

Marten Julian’s Weekly Roundup 3 June 2024

Marten's Perspective | June 10th, 2024

Hi there I sensed a collective sigh of relief from the majority of pundits following the success of City Of Troy in the Derby last weekend. In the old days I would have said this was due to the landing … Read More »

Marten Julian’s Weekly Roundup 20 May 2024

Marten's Perspective | May 27th, 2024

Hi there Last Friday was one of the most absorbing days of racing that I have seen in a long time. Quite why we had an afternoon clash of meetings at three top-tier tracks – Newbury, Newmarket and York – … Read More »

Marten Julian’s Weekly Roundup 14 May 2024

Marten's Perspective | May 20th, 2024

Written on Monday 13th May 2024 Hi there I’m not sure that the Derby picture is any clearer now, following the weekend trials at Lingfield and Leopardstown, than it was a week ago. Those of us of a certain age … Read More »

HIghs and lows on Epsom Downs

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | May 17th, 2024

“Don’t really know whether to congratulate or commiserate. Suppose just bad luck on all concerned to be born same century as L Piggott.” A typically warm response from the late Fred Winter in a sympathetic card to Barry Hills just … Read More »

The Derby Picture

Marten's Current Racing Diary | May 17th, 2024

Hi there, I’m not sure that the Derby picture is any clearer now, following the weekend trials at Lingfield and Leopardstown, than it was a week ago. Those of us of a certain age like to try to find a … Read More »

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