Interview: NICK RUST Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority talks of his early love of horseracing and betting and his rise from a humble Ladbrokes board-marker. He covers conscientious issues such as bookmaker account restrictions, FOBT’s and the betting exchanges as well as the joys of being active in the sport as an owner.
NICK RUST (part 1 of 3)
In this first of a three part interview Chief Executive of the BHA Nick Rust talks about his formative years falling in love with horseracing at Kelso. He explains how he’s achieved, even after failing his exams, rising from humble beginnings as a board marker for Ladbrokes to the head of the BHA. He talks early days of Internet bookmaking, bookies’ restrictions, Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and the current problems facing horse racing today.
NICK RUST (part 2 of 3)
In part two of three Nick talks about the value that can be had being an owner in UK horse racing, syndication, overseas betting monopolies, betting exchanges, policing apparent unusual betting patterns, the lot of racecourse bookmakers, starting prices, whip rules and hands and heels races.
NICK RUST (part 3 of 3)
In the final interview head of the BHA Nick Rust talks about betting exchanges, attendances at racecourses, diversity or the lack of it in racing, women in racing and lady jockeys, the responsibility he faces in his role and his love of horseracing.
Simon Nott is author of:
Skint Mob!: Tales from the Betting Ring