Interview: NICK LUCK For many people THE face of UK Racing, Nick Luck has been voted ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ no less than seven times by his peers in the HWPA, reflecting his work on Channel 4 Racing, RUK and NBC in the USA. He’s also the BBC voice of equestrian sport, add to that his written journalistic work – it’s a wonder he found time to talk to us, but he did. Meeting Nick Luck.
NICK LUCK (part 1 of 5)
In part one of our five bite-sized interviews with Nick Luck he talks about not being offered a chance to join the ITV Racing team, winning HWPA ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ award seven times, school days at Harrow and his time at Channel 4.
NICK LUCK (part 2 of 5)
In Part 2 Nick Luck talks more about his time with Channel 4 Racing, Luck On Sunday, using just his memory to conduct over two hours of live TV, Harvey Smith, co-operation in the racing media and snaring John Gosden.
NICK LUCK (part 3 of 5)
In part three Nick talks about gambling and his own personal punting, the comparison of the public perception of horse racing in both the UK and USA. He talks about his work with NBC and coverage of Royal Ascot together with his work on horse trails and other equestrian sports. He’s also very candid about the effect of his job on family life and dealing with learning his youngest child has Cystic Fibrosis.
NICK LUCK (part 4 of 5)
In part four Nick Luck talks about his brush with mainstream TV, Alan Carr, tipping, punting and owning horses.
NICK LUCK (part 5 of 5)
In the fifth and final part of our interview with Nick Luck, he talks about racing in general, is it too elitist, too establishment, does it do enough to attract new blood, should Royal Ascot be allowed to exclude people in this day and age? Finally, what he would do as head of the BHA and how the future looks for racing.
Simon Nott is author of:
Skint Mob! Tales from the Betting Ring