Nick Luck Daily Ep 625 – Why are Britain’s ‘Blue Hens’ set to lay their eggs abroad?

Nick is joined by broadcaster Cornelius Lysaght to discuss the latest news and events from around the racing world today. They lead with the stunning events at Tattersalls last night, with multiple Group One winner Alcohol Free leading the trade at 5.4m guineas. Joining the show today, Ascot’s Public Affairs Director Nick Smith explains how and the royal racecourse is pumping up its prize money in 2023 in the face of steepling costs and falling levy to try to keep pace with the global racing scene. With a view to the quality jump racing this weekend, trainer Harry Fry explains to Nick why he is taking on the much vaunted Jonbon with Boothill, and also outlines the seasonal plan for Cheltenham winner Love Envoi. Nick and Cornelius discuss the Nicholls/Elliott “spat”, the Ayr gamble and Matt Hancock’s possible Newmarket deselection, while Ed Dunlop pays tribute to the superb Ouija Board, who died yesterday, and JA McGrath brings some alarming news of more failed PCR tests – including Zac Purton – ahead of the HK International raceday.

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