Nick Luck Daily Ep 449 – How did Japan get so good?

Nick is joined by journalist and broadcaster Lydia Hislop to discuss the news and events from around the racing world today. They open up with a reflection on the extraordinary recent run of International success of horses trained in Japan, culminating in 5 victories on Saturday Dubai. the Green Channel’s Naohiro Goda offers a comprehensive insight into the strengths of the racing and breeding industries in Japan. Nick and Lydia also discuss some of the key performances from Dubai, the relative shortcomings of the racing in the UK one the weekend and as a whole, Frankie Dettori’s whip ban, Patrick Mullins’s comments on horses’ parading at Cheltenham and the forthcoming Scottish National, for which trainer Nigel Twiston Davies talks about his three entries and which is likeliest to run. With two star two year olds of 2021 Perfect Power and Coroebus announced as likely to meet in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury, Nick takes the opportunity to catch up with Norman Williamson, buyer and seller of last season’s champion juvenile Native Trail, as the former jumps jockey attempts to repeat his success at the forthcoming Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale.

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