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 »

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 »

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 »

The Wounded Healer

Marten's Perspective | January 19th, 2022

Life is a struggle. In the context of world events it can, for many, be all too much. So I don’t want anyone reading this to think I am unaware of the misfortunes of others. There is always someone worse … Read More »

A new perspective perhaps?

Marten's Current Racing Diary Marten's Perspective | May 3rd, 2020

I am writing this on the weekend that I am usually at Newmarket for the Guineas meeting. The day when it was conceivable that three unbeaten colts – Pinatubo, Earthlight and Siskin, winners of 14 races between them, six at … Read More »

Out Of Kilter …

Marten's Perspective | September 5th, 2019

Hi there! I have said before that to succeed at racing, be it as a trainer, jockey or punter, you need to be focused to an almost obsessional degree. To use contemporary jargon there has to be almost an OCD … Read More »

Like Tears In the Rain …

Marten's Perspective | December 7th, 2018

There have been many special moments in my life. I have been very lucky, first to have been part of them and second, perhaps more importantly, to have been receptive to them. I am sure there have been people around … Read More »

Missed Opportunities

Marten's Perspective | September 24th, 2018

Someone once said, towards the end of their life, that their biggest regret was over the things they hadn’t done rather than those they had. Never has this seemed more apt than as I write. A very good friend of … Read More »

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