Our service has been delivering knowledgeable, authoritative and high-quality views, advice and information for over 50 years – hallmarked by the production and publication of a series of books which continue to be viewed as crucial sources of guidance by racing enthusiasts and professionals alike.


Marten Julian’s books were published for five decades with the first one becoming available in 1970. They were widely admired as ideal companions to complement research for the Flat and/or National Hunt season. We enhanced our portfolio in recent years with the introduction of book for the jumps season written by Jodie Standing, which focuses exclusively upon horses stepping up to running under Rules from the point-to-point scene. Marten now only publishes his work in our Weekend Card. Why not sign up for his Weekly Roundup and receive a free email each Wednesday with his racing views?


Published: Every Wednesday

Featuring articles by Marten Julian, Jodie Standing, Ian Carnaby, Dan Briden & Ronan Groome, The Weekend Card has become a stablemate for racing enthusiasts across the UK.

The feedback we receive from our clients confirms just how valued these widely and deeply-researched books are in preparation for any new season, whilst we also fully acknowledge the importance our clients place on continuity in our work. Consequently, our weekly publication – The Weekend Card – not only covers the pivotal action of each week’s sport but also details the latest news, views and updates on key horses featured in our various books.

Find out more about The Weekend Card

The Two-Year-Old Guide

Published: now (back catalogue available)

We were thrilled to publish three editions of The Two-Year-Old Guide (2021-2023).

Dan Briden interviewed dozens of the country’s leading and lower-profile trainers, bloodstock agents and owners, to learn what they have to say about their two-year-olds. They are still fantastic reference material with the 2022 edition still providing winners!

We are not able to produce a 2023 edition but are thrilled to be publishing The Two-Year-Old Prospects in August.


Written by Jodie Standing the Racing Post said “Standing broke new ground with the first edition of this book in 2018/19”

Since then The Point-To-Point Recruits has established itself as an essential tool to get ahead of the game.

Jodie leaves no stone unturned in her research and has once again found plenty of hidden gems which can have a fruitful career under Rules for their new connections next season.

In the press

Strictly Classified – Insights into the trainers mind

“By the end of the book, whether you’re a serious punter or simply a lover of horses, you cannot help but be more intrigued about the methods employed by trainers and the secrets of the thoroughbred. After more than 40 years dedicated to horseracing and with no sign of his enthusiasm waning, Julian has produced an impressive piece of work that comes strictly recommended.”

Daniel Hill, Racing Post