Nick is joined by Racing Post writer and columnist Maddy Playle to discuss the latest news and events from around the racing world today. They begin with the news of the retirement of Alpinista, and reflect on the Award of Merit given to her owner/breeder Kirsten Rausing at last night’s Cartier Awards. They assess some of the other winners at racing’s most prestigious ceremony, while TDN’s European Editor Emma Berry joins the show to discuss the raft of hefty stallion fees announced over the last 24 hours, including Flightline at $200,000. Nick and Maddy look ahead to Cheltenham, while Nick talks to Gavin Cromwell about the return of his stable star Flooring Porter at the weekend. Paul Moroney tells Nick about the acquisition of Alenquer – nominated for an ROA award this year – to race and then stand in Australia, while Racing Welfare’s Simone Sear drops in to tell us about the inaugural Wellbeing Conference on November 28th.