Nick Luck Daily Ep 339 – Are vets derailing Australia’s biggest races?

Nick is joined by Racing Post senior writer Lee Mottershead to discuss the latest news from around the horseracing world. They begin by discussing the news from Australia that leading Cox Plate fancy Gold Trip (a European import) would likely be withdrawn from the race as he had not satisfied the veterinary check, despite trainers David Eustace and Ciaran Maher plus rider Damien Oliver being more than happy with the horse. Nick talks to an obviously frustrated Eustace and discusses the implications for the international future of the country’s biggest races. Nick and Lee look ahead to the weekend, consider the fields sizes at Cheltenham, ponder the likely brilliance of Aidan O’Brien’s two year old Luxembourg and talk to Charlie Johnston, the assistant trainer of his chief rival in the Vertem Futurity, Royal Patronage. They also continue the prize money/fixtures debate, noting the intervention of significant political figures. Later in the show, Nick catches up with Thoroughbid founder Will Kinsey, who has details of their latest online auction.

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