The Epsom Conundrum

Marten's Current Racing Diary | May 25th, 2023

Hi there! Given the open shape of the market before the Dante Stakes at York last Thursday – they ended up 9/2 the field – there was always the prospect of the race adding little clarity to an already opaque … Read More »

Racing In A Mist – But Memories As Clear As Day

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | May 12th, 2023

George Materna, a dedicated Goodwood supporter, missed the first Saturday in early May. This was because his second daughter (of five) was having her pre-marriage ‘hen’ do in his box. I was the tipster and the only man there. Needless … Read More »

The Days Ahead …

Marten's Perspective | April 19th, 2023

Hi there! I am incredibly excited about the enhancements we are introducing to The Weekend Card, starting this week with the publication of my Premier List and Sleeper qualifiers, the latter incorporating a few handicap projects and unraced horses. As … Read More »

It’s All Kicking Off …

Marten's Current Racing Diary | April 18th, 2023

Hi there! Well no sooner have we had three days at Aintree, culminating in Saturday’s Grand National, than the Craven meeting starts at Newmarket today and it’s then just three weeks before we’re back there for the Guineas meeting. It’s … Read More »

The Grand National Preview by Ronan Groome

Ronan Groome's Racing News | April 14th, 2023

The Grand National isn’t the race it once was and last year was the clearest indication of that. A seven-year-old novice chaser with just six completed starts over fences would have done well to get around the course pre 2013 … Read More »


Ah, the sweet smell of success – nearly

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | April 5th, 2023

My Aunt Kate and Uncle Doug lived at 8 Methuen Street in Southampton. They are long gone but, like Marcel Proust, I wander the narrow street now and again. I doubt that Marcel was ever seen in Southampton because he … Read More »

Match Report: Superb Scotland Beat Toothless Spain

Football | March 31st, 2023

A great night at Hampden Park for Scotland as Steve Clarke’s side beat possession hungry Spain 2-0, thanks to a brace from Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay. As per usual, Spain had a lot of the ball, 75% possession on … Read More »

The Weekend Card

Publication News | March 29th, 2023

After a considerable amount of thought and discussion we have decided to retain the Weekend Card for the new Flat season. I have found that the dropping of the Dark Horses Annual has relieved me of a great deal of … Read More »

Some horses stay with us

Ian Carnaby's Racing News | March 11th, 2023

It was hardly the sort of race to fire the imagination so close to Cheltenham but, to my intense satisfaction and a handy profit to boot, Suzi’s Connoisseur went in at 9/1 at Lingfield the other day. He is twelve … Read More »

Newsletter & Weekly Roundup

Newsletter Rebecca's Spotlight | March 6th, 2023

Looking for a free weekly dose of insights on the latest happenings in the racing world? Look no further than Marten’s Weekly Roundup! Every Monday, Marten offers his unique perspective on the latest topics in the racing world, all delivered … Read More »

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