A Man to Watch

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 5th, 2021

Hi there! I was asked recently who did I think, from the current crop of trainers, could ‘do a job’. In the past a handful of names would have come to mind, but for a moment I struggled to think … Read More »

Last week: 5-0 loss… This week: 3-0 win… What changed?…

Football | November 2nd, 2021

The game against Liverpool at Old Trafford was one of the worst experiences I’ll ever have at a football game. Whilst it’s probably better for me long-term knowing it doesn’t get much worse than that, it was a really tough … Read More »


125/1 ‘Surprise’ at Redcar

Marten's Current Racing Diary | November 2nd, 2021

Hi there! Sometimes weird things happen and I’m not sure how it was that Magnificence was returned at odds of 125/1 for the 7f Class 4 0-80 handicap at Redcar today. The Racing Post forecast is only a guide, but … Read More »

Great quotes: The Two-Year-Old Guide

Publication News | October 30th, 2021

We are thrilled to have published the second edition of our Two-Year-Old Guide. We launched our first edition in 2020 following client requests following the sad passing of Steve Taplin. We didn’t think we had the resources but when racing … Read More »

A Quiet One at Stratford …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | October 28th, 2021

Hi there, People were getting quite excited by the performance of Luxembourg in last weekend’s Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster but I’ll be surprised if there aren’t better prospects around next season. I don’t much care for his high … Read More »

Why not to start a business…

Rebecca's Spotlight | October 19th, 2021

Here is my very brief intro to this journal. A bank’s safeguarding department lost some paperwork. Apparently, this is my fault, so they locked down our account for a few weeks. To make things a bit more complicated, they also … Read More »

Manchester United v Villarreal… A Champions League night at the Theatre of Dreams…

Football | October 2nd, 2021

What an experience. The Champions League is my favourite competition. Nothing else can rival it. The mouth-watering fixtures, ridiculous score lines, the best players from around . d-to-head, along with the incredible atmospheres created by fans. Ever since becoming a … Read More »

Conrad, Donald and me

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | October 1st, 2021

September 6 was the day of the Carnaby seller at Brighton and also the day Donald Zec died, though I didn’t know it at the time. Actually, I say the Carnaby seller but there was a mix-up and the race, … Read More »

Charlie McNeill… The next big talent off the Manchester United production line?

Football | September 21st, 2021

I’m a massive believer in youth development in football. I also like to see the integration of youth players into the first-team set-up as soon as possible. I’m not going to lie and say I don’t enjoy a big transfer … Read More »

Can We Forgive … ?

Marten's Current Racing Diary | September 19th, 2021

Hi there, The racing community has generally been prepared to forgive one of its members for a misdemeanour provided they show a smidgeon of contrition. It is often said we are a ‘tightly-knit family’, comprising all types including those who … Read More »

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