Nick is joined by the Daily Mirror’s David Yates and by Great British Racing/British Champions’ Day CEO Rod Street to discuss the storylines that made the 2020 edition of British Champions’ Day as well as the priorities for the event in the future. Nick also talks to Louisa Carberry, the British-born winning trainer of France’s most prestigious jumps race, the Grand SteepleChase de Paris, and gets the lowdown on the Caulfield Cup and its likely bearing on the Lexus Melbourne Cup with Channel 7’s Jason Richardson.
Nick is joined by the Racing Post’s senior writer Lee Mottershead to examine the recent spate of high profile equine retirements, which threaten to render the international autumn and 2021 somewhat threadbare in terms of top class European racehorses. Explaining their respective decisions to call time on the racing careers of Pinatubo, Ghaiyyath and Kameko, Qatar racing manager David Redvers and Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby give Nick their personal and commercial insights. Later, in association with the Weatherbys Global Stallion App, Nick talks to Nicolas De Chambure, fourth generation stud supremo of the renowned Haras d’Etreham in Normandy.
Nick is joined by ITV and Racing TV broadcaster Rishi Persad to continue the discussion surrounding which horses might breathe life into the dying embers of 2020. They focus on Siskin, who may yet be the forgotten horse and who is headed towards the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland. Nick talks extensively to Siskin’s trainer Ger Lyons about the horse’s career to date, and brings news that Keeneland will be his last run before standing at stud in Japan in 2021. JA McGrath brings his weekly bulletin from Hong Kong, including important news on the quarantining of visiting jockeys for the major HKIR fixture coming up in December, while Joe Osborne drops in to talk about his newly published collection of essays, Poise and Stride.