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doncaster rover
23 Dec 20 13:48
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If Irish horses are not allowed to travel over for CHELTENHAM because of the Corona virus I take it all ante post bets on said horses will be classed as losers including on the exchanges

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By:
buddeliea
When: 23 Dec 20 14:18
Bl00dy hope not!!
By:
doncaster rover
When: 23 Dec 20 14:33
It’s a tricky one ,be the end of A P betting for many should it happen
By:
impossible123
When: 23 Dec 20 15:24
I think Betfair will soon include clauses to protect backers of Irish horses for the Cheltenham Festival.
By:
jimnast
When: 23 Dec 20 15:56
has cheltenham been brought forward for 2021 ?
By:
duffy
When: 23 Dec 20 16:39
Doubt we will even have a festival, this thread is supposing that sport is continuing, I think that is highly questionable now.
By:
buddeliea
When: 23 Dec 20 16:46
Yep, thats what i am now thinking Duffy
Just does not look good at all, and getting worse.
By:
jimnast
When: 23 Dec 20 16:56
oxford vaccine very close many will be sorted before the festival only difference will be a smaller roar when the tapes go up.
By:
buddeliea
When: 23 Dec 20 16:58
I hope you are right
I fear you are wrong
By:
duffy
When: 23 Dec 20 17:02
They will have a hard lock down with everything lost whilst they vaccinate people, the situation is beginning to descend into an even greater chaos than we already have, the new strains complicating things still further and with the added suggestion that younger people (who are harder to restrict) are more susceptible.
By:
miltons sophie
When: 23 Dec 20 18:53
Duffy/Budd

I have huge respect for you both but not entirely sure why this thread is going down the path it is. I started readingthis thread as the op raised a fundamental point only to find I am reading a will it or won’t if go ahead thread. Had there been an official thread on this subject I would have had the opportunity to avoid it which I most definitely would have done
By:
buddeliea
When: 23 Dec 20 19:06
That's Fair comment.

I will stick to my first reply, and leave it at that.
By:
miltons sophie
When: 23 Dec 20 19:28
I think I have only just recovered from the uncertainty preceding this years festival. I do not have the mental fortitude to go through that again. I am now rocking in the corner reciting the serenity prayer over and over again.
By:
buddeliea
When: 23 Dec 20 19:32
Laugh
By:
jimnast
When: 23 Dec 20 19:39
many of us got to involved in the uncertainty preceding this years festival it was unhealthy.
By:
duffy
When: 24 Dec 20 04:33
I think we should actually ponder what sort of will there would be to even have a festival without the Irish, I think the spectacle of it would be farcical at the very least.
By:
GAZO
When: 24 Dec 20 06:19
do you think trainers/owners wont enter their horses because the irish are not here ? if people can attend do you think they will not go because the irish are not here ?
By:
buddeliea
When: 24 Dec 20 07:45
Anyway, back to the thread topic.

It would be very tough to take for me personally IF the Irish aint there, as i have a fair few potentially exciting bets on Irish horses, at i think nice value prices, plus multiples inc Irish horses.
Its one thing losing money on bets on horses that dont run, but to have the chance of watching to see how those bets placed pan out taken away, would leave me gutted.
By:
irishone
When: 24 Dec 20 08:04
I am not going and have told many of the boyos its too dangerous.
There is no doubt that the quality would deteriorate without the Irish and it wouldn't be the best in the World.
You used to be able to rely upon top quality in the U K , this applied to every aspect of the Cheltenham service from the transport in and out , the food ,the accomodation.
Its taken a bit of a downward turn since the four day decision but covid has pulled the quality rug from under our feet.
There is a lack of space and personal respect for people now , drunks and party goers, a seed box for covid .
By:
GAZO
When: 24 Dec 20 08:06
thats the nature of antepost betting,not getting the chance to see how things would have panned out,the events around this year could be one of the strange one's but thats life
By:
buddeliea
When: 24 Dec 20 09:53
Yes of course i understand that Gazo, and nornmal reasons for not running would see no complaints from me.

This is far from normal.
By:
buddeliea
When: 24 Dec 20 10:00
Gazo
So i take it you are of the mind, that if one has backed a horse that cannot run because of the decisions surrounding a deadly virus,then basically....tough?
By:
GAZO
When: 24 Dec 20 10:14
of course you should get your money back,you just made out you would be more gutted not to see how those bets would have got on and that happens every year
By:
buddeliea
When: 24 Dec 20 10:51
I would be, but again that would be because of the pandemic that i did not get to see how they panned out,and that dont happen any year.
And hopefully not next year either.

Anyway, thanks for answering.
By:
sageform
When: 27 Dec 20 17:01
I will not be backing any Irish horse for March. I have laid Envoi Allen for the Marsh but that is it.
By:
layingisthewayforward
When: 29 Dec 20 16:33
All bets on the exchange will be classed as none runners / losers.  Plenty of books will void as a PR exercise I suspect.
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