Martyn has been involved in horses all his life, not only in racing but as a keen polo player and Master of Foxhounds. Martyn trained his first National Hunt winner under rules back in 1972.
Since then he has trained numerous winners under both rules. Having concentrated on flat racing since the late 1980s, he has had multiple stakes winners and boasts a very impressive strike rate with two year olds, most notably the seven-time winner, Lunar Mist.
His time at Sefton Lodge marked the beginning of a new era with a commitment to producing top-class winners. The exciting move to a new purpose built yard at the historic Manton Estate allows the team of horses to grow further and it is hard to think of a more ideal setting for the journey to continue than Manton, which has long been associated with the very best horses.
In addition, Martyn is also at the forefront of The Snailwell Stud, which provides the perfect environment for broodmares and stallions, preparation for the sales and the resting and breaking of yearlings.