Nick Luck Daily Ep 397 – Royal Ascot puts comfort over capacity

Nick is joined by broadcaster Rishi Persad to discuss the latest news from around the racing world. They lead this morning with the news that Royal Ascot will reduce capacity across all enclosures with the intention of providing a more comfortable customer experience. Nick is joined by Ascot’s commercial director Felicity Barnard to discuss how this move can work in the long term. Nick and Rishi also talk about the return to a £1m Grand National in 2022, the start of the Dubai Carnival, and the entry for the Saudi Cup. With horses fetching huge money at an immense clearance rate at the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast, Nick talks to trainer Annabel Neasham, who also has news of Zaaki’s wellbeing, while Jaimie Duff, a lynchpin of Lucinda Russell’s stable, tells us about the popular Big River – winner of the inaugural GBR Horse of the Month – and Coragh Rambler, favourite for this weekend’s Classic Chase at Warwick.

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