Nick is joined by Racing Post writer Jonathan Harding to canter through the racing stories from around the globe today. They begin by welcoming top Australian trainer Chris Waller to the show to talk about the significance of Rosehill's Golden Rose Stakes this weekend, and why Ryan Moore is heading down under to ride the highly touted Shinzo. Also on today's show, Goffs CEO Henry Beeby looks ahead to the Goffs Million and to the restructuring sale of some Niarchos family blue hens, while Mr Wagyu part owner Gary Oxtoby talks about an ownership journey of a lifetime and wonders whether he can win tomorrow's Ayr Gold Cup. Outgoing France Galop CEO Olivier Delloye brings you the latest Arc news and reflects on his tenure at the head of French racing, jockey Thore Hammer Hansen talks about his permanent move to take up a big job in Germany, and trainer Tim Vaughan looks back on a spectacular conclusion to National Racehorse Week.
Ep 835 - Both sides fight on in doping case
Nick is joined by broadcaster Rishi Persad to discuss the latest news from around the Horseracing world. They lead with the news that not only has Luke Comer appealed his ban, but also that the Irish regulator (IHRB) has appealed the leniency of his sentence. Also on today's show, Nick and Rishi talk about the Arc in the company of Christophe Lemaire, set to partner Japanese mare Through Seven Seas. Lemaire also updates us on the likely return and wellbeing of the world's top racehorse Equinox. Watership Down's Simon Marsh drops in to talk about the stunning first season success of Too Darn Hot and his yearlings headed to Tatts Book One, while Paul Ferguson joins the show to promote his Weatherbys Jumpers to Follow Guide, and journalist Steve Jones tells us about his new French ownership venture. Meanwhile Marcus Tregoning takes aim at another edition of the Haynes, Hanson and Clark two year old race at Newbury tomorrow. Finally, Nick and Rishi debate Tom Marquand's view that the one meeting rule for jockeys should be scrapped.
Ep 834 - Why are Gambling Commission picking a fight with the Post?
Nick is joined by RTE and Racing TV broadcaster Jane Mangan to take a canter around the racing world today. Nick begins this episode by talking to Racing Post editor Tom Kerr, whose paper's campaign against affordability checks has led to a curious attack from the Gambling Commission. Also on today's episode, Alexander Malynovskyy from the Ukraine Stud Book updates us on the racing and bloodstock situation in the wartorn country. Jane and Nick bring us the highlights from the Listowel Harvest Festival, including interviews with Oisin Murphy and Patrick Mullins, while they also reflect on Ace Impact's latest pre-Arc gallop with Jour de Galop's Adrien Cugnasse, and give their views on the ongoing Tim McCarthy welfare case. Mick Appleby shares his delight at securing the Tatts Ireland sales topper yesterday and has news on Big Evs, while JA McGrath brings us the latest from Hong Kong in a packed show.
Ep 833 - Constitution team play straight bat
Nick is joined by Racing Post senior writer Lee Mottershead to discuss the latest news and events from around the racing world today. They begin with the news that jump racing's brightest star Constitution Hill is to remain over hurdles, and are joined by his trainer Nicky Henderson. With the Melbourne Cup weights released overnight, Nick catches up with Willie Mullins, trainer of leading fancies Vauban and Absurde, while VRC Executive GM Leigh Jordon gives us an overview of the main contenders. Eve Johnson Houghton looks ahead to the weekend with exciting 2yo Mister Sketch, and also has news on Dewhurst fancy Indian Run. Meanwhile, Tattersalls Ireland CEO Simon Kerins previews the September sale in association with Weatherbys, while we debut a new occasional series devoted to finding out more about equine nutrition and physiology with Kentucky Equine Research's Dr Joe Pagan and Saracen's Polly Bonnor.
Ep 832 - 'John Dance' horses blocked in fresh BHA move
Nick is joined by Mirror correspondent David Yates to discuss the latest news and events from around the racing world. They lead with the Breaking News that horses formerly under the ownership of FCA-investigated leading owner John Dance would now be prevented from running. Also on today's show, William Haggas again joins the team to reflect on a right Royal occasion at Doncaster and keeps Melbourne Cup options open. Frankie Dettori gets mixed reviews from Scandinavian trainer Annike Bye Hansen after his efforts at Bro Park, while Value Racing's James Couldwell has some strong words for Doncaster and the BHA over the conditions of the Leger legends race. Winx owner Debbie Kapitis drops in to tell us why the partnership are selling her only surviving foal to date at the Inglis sales.