Horse Racing TV Presenters - Nick Luck
The new line up for Channel Four Racing has been announced and Nick Luck will be alongside Clare Blading as one of the flagship presenters of the coverage. The new team has been formed for 2013 with Channel 4 taking over the live rights to all Horse Racing coverage in the UK and Luck will be one of the main faces of the show.
Nick Luck is clearly a racing presenter on the up with his stock rising in racing circles as he continues to impress on Racing UK, he is clearly the flagship presenter on the Channel and as a result is becoming an important part of the Channel 4 Racing team. Luck is now a regular presenter of the Morning Line on Channel 4 and he looks to be someone that has been earmarked for a larger role on terrestrial TV to give the coverage a slightly younger feel. Luck has a laid back style of presenting which certainly works well on Racing UK as he caters to an experienced viewer; he is especially effective in the parade ring picking out the contenders before each race.
Luck is a man with plenty of knowledge and he is always the man that RUK use for the big races, he has been in charge of the Epsom Derby, Grand National and Cheltenham Festival coverage for the channel which clearly indicates he is highly thought of.
Nick Luck has been a regular winner of awards over the past few years having won the Broadcaster of the Year Award for three successive years between 2007 and 2009 before being knocked off his perch by Matt Chapman in 2010. This serves to highlight the popularity of Nick Luck and it will be hoped that this will translate well to a broader audience on Channel 4 and the Morning Line in particular. There are some that feel that Luck slightly loses his way on Channel 4 with one or two mistakes but in the main he seems to be growing into the role and is likely to be given a prominent role as we move forward. Luck is the subject of plenty of banter on the Morning Line with John McCririck often referring to him as Lord Snooty, which is a role that he seems reasonably happy to play.
There is no doubt that Nick Luck is one of the premiere presenters of horse racing at the moment in the UK, he is a regular at all the big meetings with Racing UK and alongside the likes of Steve Mellish and Eddie Fremantle he has developed an easy and affable style. This style and knowledge has earned Luck a slot on the ESPN coverage of the Breeders Cup in America, this is an excellent feather in his cap for Luck with the Breeders Cup one of the most important weekends of the year for the American Broadcasters. Nick Luck certainly has a bright future ahead of him and he will no doubt be a fixture on our TV screens for some time to come.