Interview: NICK CHILD Nick Child was brought up on a council estate in Islington, he got his first job in a racing yard in Mill Hill – luckily just on the edge of the underground network which he used to get there. He then worked with Seamus Mullins and Philip Hobbs before landing at Paul Nicholls’ yard, culminating in becoming the groom for Kauto Star pronounced Kayto! With money earned at Ditcheat he invested in a point to pointer and used sport between the flags to hone his commentating skills. Those skills led him via Malaysia to Kranji in Singapore where he currently commentates and presents racing on TV, what next for the ambitious globetrotter? Meeting Nick Child.
NICK CHILD (part 1 of 2)
Kranji racecourse commentator Nick Child talks about his early life on a council estate in Islington, getting the tube to his first racing job, working with Seamus Mullins, Philip Hobbs and Paul Nicholls. His love of point to points, looking after Kauto Star and settles the argument of the correct pronunciation of the Gold Cup winner.
NICK CHILD (part 2 of 2)
Nick talks about how he got a job as a commentator in Malaysia from his previous experience at point to points. He then gravitated to Kranji in Singapore where he considers his ‘job’ to be pleasure not work.