Nick Luck

Grayson-JC, Indiana Grand Launch ‘Grayson Grass Challenge’

The "Grayson Grass Challenge," a five-week handicapping contest benefitting the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and sponsored by Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, kicks off the week of Aug. 10. Participants will submit selections on two specified turf races each week at Indiana Grand through the week of Sept. 7. Each contestant will be given a $500 bankroll provided by Indiana Grand, of which $100 can be wagered each week. The bankroll can be used for win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers. At the end of the five weeks,...

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Racing Welfare Goodwood Virtual Preview Evening

The Racing Welfare Glorious Goodwood Preview Evening will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, Racing Welfare announced on Tuesday. Hosted by Racing TV's Nick Luck, some of the panelists include Channel 4 Racing pundit Tanya Stevenson, Sporting Life journalist Matt Brocklebank, and Michael Shinners, Sky Bet/Sporting Life Head of Sports PR. Tickets for the virtual preview evening, which is supported by Sporting Life, are £10, with everyone who buys a ticked automatically entered into a prize draw for the chance to win four Richmond enclosure tickets for...

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Luck Bringing Podcast to U.S.

Well-known international broadcaster Nick Luck will bring his new Nick Luck Daily Podcast to a U.S. home and distributor, In the Money Media, beginning immediately, the company announced Monday. "Starting a daily podcast was a pretty daunting task, but one that I'd been passionate about undertaking for quite a while," said Luck. "While the focus of our attention is obviously going to be on the goings-on in the UK, I was keen to have a global outlook as well." In addition to his work in racing in the UK, Luck...

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Flay, Johnson Feature on ‘Cocktails & Conversations’

Celebrity chef, noted owner/breeder and Breeders' Cup Ambassador Bobby Flay and the National Hockey League's Erik Johnson are the featured guests on a 'Pucks, Ponies and Pasta' edition of 'Cocktails and Conversation,' scheduled for 6 p.m. ET across Breeders' Cup platforms at Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Nick Luck and Britney Eurton host the recurring virtual happy hour series, which is helping to raise funds for horse racing and service industry COVID-19 relief efforts. Click here to learn more, donate and view past editions of Cocktails and Conversation. This week's featured...

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Special Guests For Thursday’s Cocktails & Conversation

Trainer Bob Baffert and Bo Derek will be the special guests on the next installment of the Breeders' Cup Cocktails & Conversations, to be held Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. ET. via Breeders' Cup's Twitter, YouTube and Facebook pages. The 'virtual happy hour' series is designed to rally the horse racing industry's most prominent figures to raise funds for communities that have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. Thursday will mark the fifth installment of the series, hosted by TVG/NBC Sport's Britney Eurton and Nick Luck. All proceeds generated by...

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ARC Tracks Potential Venues for Racing Resumption

Arena Racing Company tracks could be at the forefront of a return to racing in Britain when the time comes for the sport to resume following its suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. Any resumption will be behind closed doors on the Flat, but only when Government advice permits, a point British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nick Rust has again reiterated. Should there be a heavily quarantined reintroduction, two of Arena's all-weather tracks are likely to have the facilities required to host such a scenario-Lingfield and Newcastle. Martin Cruddace, chief...

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Bookmakers To Donate Virtual Grand National Profits

A group of bookmakers has revealed that it will donate all profits made on Saturday's Virtual Grand National to the National Health Service. After the world's most famous steeplechase was scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic, ITV announced that it would air a virtual version compiled with CGI technology in a special programme hosted by Nick Luck. Among the Betting and Gaming Council members involved are bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet, GVC, Betfred, Betway, BetVictor, JenningsBet and Inspired Entertainment.

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James Frank GSSSA Employee of the Year

James Frank of Hascombe and Valiant Stud was named as the 2020 Employee of the Year at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards at The Underglobe on London's South Bank on Monday night. James, who also won the Stud Staff Award, was presented with with the perpetual Godolphin Trophy by special guest presenter Oisin Murphy alongside Ed Chamberlin at an event hosted by the British Horseracing Authority. He also took home a total of £20,000 in prize money, with the same amount being shared amongst the staff at Hascombe...

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