About Us

About You...
Our clients are our top priority and we wouldn't need our team if it wasn't for you! Whether you have been buying Marten Julians' books for the past few decades, were a member of our first club under the name of PSB (Professional Sporting Bureau) back in the 80s, have been involved with us recently or just read our free to view blogs we would love to welcome you to the Dark Horse Racing Team. 

About Us ...

Marten is known and respected throughout the racing world as the creator and author of the series of Dark Horse Guides, and his new racing club and racehorse partnership groups offer clients the opportunity to share his many years of experience.

Marten has worked in the racing industry for over thirty years, creating and managing the popular PSB (Professional Sporting Bureau) Racing Club – one of the first clubs of its kind - during the early 80s alongside working as a freelance racing journalist, publisher and columnist for the Sunday Times.

About Marten...

Marten Julian has been involved with horse racing for over thirty years, establishing the Professional Sporting Bureau, one of the country's first independent racing advisory services, back in 1972 while studying at King's College, London for a degree in Theology.


Upon graduating, Marten was invited by the Sunday Times and their feature writer BroughScott to create a column which would look ahead to the week's forthcoming races. ‘Warm Up’, as the article became known, quickly attracted a large following thanks to a steady stream of big-priced winners.


Marten soon acquired a reputation as a specialist in unraced and less-exposed horses and his first Dark Horses Annual, which focuses on emerging talent in the equine world, was written in 1976. He has since produced hundreds of publications including the National Hunt Guide, a companion to Dark Horses, Bulletin Books and Weekend Cards, garnering praise from industry professionals and the racing public alike.Following the growth of the internet Marten now writes a regular journal on his website and distributes his services both through traditional means and in computer-friendly formats, thereby attracting new fans while also remaining faithful to long-term followers.

Twitter: martenjulian

About Rebecca...

Rebecca has worked with Marten for over 20 years, handling the administration of his business interests and managing his racehorse ownership groups. She is responsible for setting up all partnerships and clubs and keeping the owners informed of all news associated with their horse. She also handles all race day visits.

Twitter: rebeccaejulian


About Steve...

Steve Dixon has worked with Marten and Rebecca for 14 years, assisting as a Project Manager and is our photographer and Graphic Designer. He also manages our websites.


About Jodie...
Jodie has worked for Marten for many years as his research assistant and in 2016 started work on the administrative side of the business. She writes weekly for the Weekend Card which is a popular weekly publication published by Marten Julian. 
Twitter: jode2k75

The others ...

We are lucky to have a team of helpers for when we get busy. Tasha Julian works two days a week for Marten but swaps over to Dark Horse Racing work when it's required. Hannah Julian (BHA Graduate scheme graduate) works on our events.

We also have Juliet who assists Rebecca with financial work.

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