Nick Luck Daily Ep 164 – Top owner “fed up” with racing against drug cheats

Nick is in Riyadh ahead of the second running of the Saudi Cup, the world’s richest horserace. In the build up to the event, Nick is joined by Barry Irwin, President and Founder of Kentucky Derby-winning owners Team Valor, whose Spanish Mission is a leading contender for the key race on the Saudi Cup undercard, the $2.5m Red Sea Turf Handicap. Irwin reaffirms his commitment to withdrawing from US Racing to base the string almost exclusively in Europe. Irwin issues another stinging attack on the toothless authorities, stating that he is “fed up with competing against trainers using performance enhancing drugs.” Also in this show, Frank Sale, MD of HBA, tells us about the global TV distribution of top races during the Covid-19 Pandemic, while regular contributor Cornelius Lysaght brings us up to speed with all the day’s events in the UK.

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