Podcast by Nick Luck
Podcast by Nick Luck
Ep60 - Gove suggests crowd pilot scheme is on hold
Nick is joined by Lydia Hislop to discuss the implications of the likely decision - as flagged by Cabinet Minister Michael Gove on BBC Breakfast - that the pilot scheme to allow spectators back to sporting events from October 1st would be put on pause. They discuss racing's likely reaction and the economic consequences for the sport, as over 100 sporting bodies now petition government for a bailout.
Russell Ferris, CEO of Weatherbys, Racing's Administrators, joins the podcast to discuss the Digital Equine Passport solution ahead of Brexit.
SPECIAL - The Bloodstock Bulletin Ep. 2
Gina Bryce is joined by journalist Julian Muscat as they assess the takeouts from the sales season so far and the potential impact on Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sales. Guests this week include Australian trainer of Danny O’Brien, Middleham Park Racing’s Tim Palin, Highclere Stud’s Lady Carolyn Warren and Kevin Buckley who will reflect on a stand out weekend for Coolmore stallions.
Ep 59 - Gamble Landed - How do you like it?
Nick is joined by writer Lee Mottershead to discuss all the news stories from the weekend, among them the controversial gamble landed in Ireland when Dreal Deal, a horse with no discernible previous form under rules of racing, won easily at Navan, backed from 20/1 into 6/4 favourite. Nick and Lee also discuss the spectator pilot event taking place at Warwick against the backdrop of concerning coronavirus news emerging from government, and talk to Warwick racegoer Brian Myers. Nick also catches up with trainer Clive Cox about his plans for two star two year olds in Newmarket's Middle Park Stakes and looks ahead to this week's edition of the Tattersalls Bloodstock Bulletin.
Ep 58 - Is racing ready for a second lockdown?
Nick is joined by Rishi Persad to discuss the news that the government is contemplating a short second lockdown or "circuit break" in a bid to stem the rising Covid infection rate in Britain, and to ask whether racing will continue in those circumstances. Brant Dunshea, BHA Chief Regulatory Officer offers guidance. Nick also catches up with Richard Fahey, trainer of leading fancies in both the weekend's feature races, while James Willoughby explains why Magical has now leapfrogged Ghaiyyath in the TRC Global Rankings.
Ep 57 - Is racing the Covid whipping boy again?
Nick is joined by broadcaster Jane Mangan to discuss the misleading attribution of a Covid outbreak in Wales to Doncaster races by a leading Welsh politician, a story that was followed up in the mainstream media and subsequently corrected after a BHA and ARC statement. They analyse the story with testimony from ARC's Racing MD Mark Spincer. Nick and Jane also continue reflection on the life and career of Pat Smullen, get the lowdown on the Melbourne and Caulfield Cup possibles from Channel 7's Jason Richardson, and find out about one of the longest sponsorships in the sport, the Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes at Newbury.
Ep 56 - Pat Smullen
Nick is joined by Cornelius Lysaght to remember and pay tribute toPat Smullen, the nine-times Irish Champion jockey, who has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 43, with moving contributions from Dermot Weld, for whom Pat rode for 20 years, Ruby Walsh, and broadcaster Cornelius Lysaght.
With the news that Newmarket will continue with their crowd trial next week, Nick also talks to their Regional Director Amy Starkey, while JA McGrath gives his weekly update from Hong Kong
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Very insightful conversations