Martina Havelková

The Martina Havelková Racing yard is located in Prague in Velká Chuchle in the area of the Chuchle Arena Prague. The venue is 15 minutes from Wenceslas Square in the centre of Prague and 15 minutes from Václav Havel Airport. The D1 and D5 motorway routes are easily accessible from the yard for easy access to racecourses in the Czech Republic or abroad.

Martina Havelková

Born on 28 May 1985 in Zlín. She inherited her love for horses apparently from her grandfather and has been sitting in the saddle since she was nine years old. After winning her first race on a pony, she started dreaming of a professional racing career. In 2000, she entered the Secondary School of Horse Racing and Equestrian Sports in Prague. In 2001, she stood at the start of a race for the first time and her first victory meant that her childhood dream became a reality.

She gained a lot of experience during several years of working in racing yard with leading trainers such as František Holčák (for 9 years) and Josef Váňa (for 2 years).

From 2012, Martina worked in Prague’s Velká Chuchle in the yard of trainer Tomáš Šatra for three years and then for two years with Igor Endaltsev, who then went to train in Chantilly, France. Martina got her trainer’s license in 2018 and since then she has been working as a racehorse trainer in the Chuchle Arena Prague.

Martina studied at the Secondary School of Horse Racing and Equestrian Sports in 2015 – 2017 and, after passing her school-leaving exam, continued to study at the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague in 2018 – 2020, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree.

Martina has daughter Viktoria and son Štěpán.

2001-2010 Under the wings of František Holčák
František Holčák
2010-2012 Under the wings of Josef Váňa
Josef Váňa
2012-2015 Under the wings of Tomáš Šatra
Tomáš Šatra
2015-2017 Under the wings of Igor Endaltsev
Igor Endaltsev

201 victories

During her riding career, she has accumulated a total of 201 victories to 2024, including 29 top category wins. Martina is thus the most successful female jockey in the Czech horse racing scene. She has raced in Poland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Italy and France.

A total of 29 top category wins

A total of 29 top category wins.

1st place: 23rd Grand April Prize / 1,800 m, Cat. 1 / Bratislava, Slovakia
1st place: 92nd Karlovy Vary Double Mile 3,200 m, Cat. 1 / 2020/ Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
1st place: 90th Karlovy Vary Double Mile 3,200 m, Cat. 1 2018/ Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
1st place: PRIZE of JSB MATCH DIABOLO a.s./ 1,800 m, Cat. 1 / 2016/ Most
1st place: United Energy Prize 1,400 m, Cat. 1 2015/ Most, Czech Republic
1st place: Dr. Frankenberger Memorial 2,000 m, Cat. 1/ 2014/ Most, Czech Republic
1st place: GRAND MAY PRIZE OF VW WACHAL 1,600 m, Cat. 1/ 2014/ Prague
1st place: 11TH TATTERSALLS MILE 2014/1,600 m, Gd-3 Prague
1st place: 28TH GRAND PRIZE OF PRAGUE SECRET PARTNERSHIP 1600 m/ 2006/ Prague
1st place: Central European Breeders’ Cup Mile 1,600 m, Gd-1/ 2006/ Austria
1st place: Central European Breeders’ Cup Sprint 1,200 m, Gd-1/ 2006/ Austria
1st place: Pat’s Music Prize 2000 m, listed / 2005/ Bratislava, Slovakia
1st place: OAKS 2000 m, listed/ 2005/ Bratislava, Slovakia
1st place: Carpathian Prize 1,600 m, listed/ 2006/ Bratislava, Slovakia
1st place: International Prize of Austria 1,300 m, Gd-2/ 2008/ Austria
2nd place: 94th Czech Charvát Derby 2,400 m, Gd-3, 2014/ Prague
5th place: Qatar Prix Du Cadran 4,000 m, Gd-1/ Paris
1st place: Nikon Ladies Cup/ 2014/2015

The Boruvka mare

The Boruvka mare

In her first year as a trainer (2018), Martina also won her first victory as a trainer with a Boruvka, which was bought for EUR 1,200 at an Irish auction as a yearling. Martina is an experienced horse rider with a hands-on approach to training. She does not come from a horse racing family, but she was literally raised with horses and knows that training racehorses is what she wants to do.


Without horse owners there is no trainer and no racing, and only by working together will we achieve victory. Martina has a deep-seated ambition to win and a desire to win major races as trainer.