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impossible123
14 Mar 20 13:26
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The virus is in its ascendancy; a near shutdown in movement of people in Italy; schools and colleges closed and outdoor gatherings of more than 500 banned in Ireland; football programme for the foreseeable future; travel ban of foreigners coming into the USA; etc.

Yet this horse meeting in Uttoxeter is taking place without restriction. Wat an irresponsible actions by the people involved - what afarce!
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Report RothmanMike March 14, 2020 2:56 PM GMT
They certainly know better than Impossible.
I'mout.
Report impossible123 March 14, 2020 2:56 PM GMT
" I think the Government Medical guys know far more than you, so leave it to them, there's a good lad"

Typical condescending response from someone when the truth hurts. I wonder why Mr Jeremy Hunt - our former Health Minister - and those experts in other countries like Italy, Ireland, America, and some in the EU have taken a more proactive course of action.

For goodness sake horse racing is only a sport of the minority, and a non-essential; football and F1 cancelled, and others too.
Report casemoney March 14, 2020 2:57 PM GMT
Dept spot on , The Virus Mongers all wetting their knickers over a few Death Beds being labelled corona

What better way to stir things up than calling off Sports fixtures ...

50 people will have Passed away with Pneumonia this week  we don't hear about them ??

Thousand will have gone to Flu over the winter ,No mention

Millions on the Tube and you cannot go and watch a football match in London LaughLaughLaugh

U cannot make it up ...
Report The Pies March 14, 2020 2:58 PM GMT
They may not always get it right but they're always the best people to have a go at getting it right
Report acey deucy March 14, 2020 2:59 PM GMT
Yeah spot on case.
Report impossible123 March 14, 2020 3:00 PM GMT
What is a pandemic? How does one deal with it?
Report stridingedge March 14, 2020 3:00 PM GMT
Do you think Boris decides this on his own

I doubt he does his own laces up.
Report 1st time poster March 14, 2020 3:00 PM GMT
tory/right thinking to theend doesn't matter if you die as long as the state didn't intervene to stop giving you the choice of dying, Laugh
Report unclepuncle March 14, 2020 3:01 PM GMT
I123 lost all his money at Cheltenham and just wants to stop everyone else enjoying a flutter.
Utter nobhead.Crazy
Report The Pies March 14, 2020 3:04 PM GMT
Don't think the comparison with normal flu deaths can be made yet when were only a month or so into corona. It has the potential to be bad and that's enough at the moment to make us very cautious
Report leif March 14, 2020 3:05 PM GMT
Boris been taught how to play Hungry Hippo by Dr Strangelove so that he gets his head around 'Flattening the Sombrero'
Report casemoney March 14, 2020 3:12 PM GMT
Most of the Poor People Dying are seriously Ill , The Virus is doing them a favour ,as to Laying about in a bed for weeks Waitng for Death to arrive that's if they even have a clue whats going on ...

Might sound Harsh but if you 75 Plus and seriously Ill you have had a Good Innings , time to walk .
Report The Pies March 14, 2020 3:15 PM GMT
Underlying health conditions don't necessarily mean that they're only weeks away from death anyway.
Report acey deucy March 14, 2020 3:16 PM GMT
Shocked 75 is the new 60 case!!
Report impossible123 March 14, 2020 3:19 PM GMT
Horse Racing is only a sport, and in the scheme of things (deadly) it's a no brainer cancelling all sporting events for the foreseeable future until covid-19 is contained, and pandemic lifted.
Report 1st time poster March 14, 2020 3:19 PM GMT
most of the major countries in world are in quarantine or state of emergency ,the uk,s going racing
Report casemoney March 14, 2020 3:29 PM GMT
"75 is the new 60 case!!"

Not if your riddled with Cancer or some other serious Illness
Report acey deucy March 14, 2020 3:30 PM GMT
fair enough.
Report impossible123 March 14, 2020 3:32 PM GMT
I think it's inevitable horse racing (in public) will be banned - it's just a matter of time - other sports have; the odds for Aintree being staged is 1.25 as opposed to 4.6 against.
Report hello :-) March 14, 2020 3:33 PM GMT
casemoney 14 Mar 20 15:12   



Most of the Poor People Dying are seriously Ill , The Virus is doing them a favour ,as to Laying about in a bed for weeks Waitng for Death to arrive that's if they even have a clue whats going on ...

Might sound Harsh but if you 75 Plus and seriously Ill you have had a Good Innings , time to walk .



hows things boris ?
Report leif March 14, 2020 3:38 PM GMT
He'll be telling us it's prudent to declare a National Emergency with 2 weeks, I'm certain
Report isleham March 14, 2020 3:38 PM GMT
fortunately only 44 people reading all this doom and gloom nonsense..get a life and do something useful
Report hello :-) March 14, 2020 3:46 PM GMT
44 including yourself
Report rock piper March 14, 2020 3:48 PM GMT
'fortunately only 44 people reading all this doom and gloom nonsense..get a life and do something useful' yeah I am going to spend the rest of the day licking door knobs, fun times.
Report leif March 14, 2020 3:49 PM GMT

Mar 14, 2020 -- 10:38AM, isleham wrote:


fortunately only 44 people reading all this doom and gloom nonsense..get a life and do something useful


Said one goldfish to another

Report sewter lives again March 14, 2020 3:50 PM GMT
With the advances in science we now have a huge population of people who require a large, constant medical and nursing input compared to previous years and generations. This group of society appear to be at the greatest risk from CV.

It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to effectively deal with a pandemic and to continue to look after this group of people at the same time.

As I said previously the govt are damned whatever they do. People will always think they know better-probably with the benefit of hindsight.

People like Jeremy Hunt and other politicians obviously have their own agendas
Report leif March 14, 2020 3:54 PM GMT
Trucker's jockey kissing the owner haha
Report Trusty March 14, 2020 3:55 PM GMT
It is not all gloom and doom but it is common sense to minimise exposure considering what had happened elsewhere. I think the gov is waiting as Easter is nearby and it will be easier to have a shutdown around then than now.

It is ok for the youngsters who suffer mainly mild symptoms but for older people and those with respiratory problems it could be a death sentence.
Report Makybe_Diva March 14, 2020 3:56 PM GMT

Mar 14, 2020 -- 10:54AM, leif wrote:


Trucker's jockey kissing the owner haha


Yes, unbelievable.

Report leif March 14, 2020 3:57 PM GMT
Like sticking your finger up to medical guidance.
Report 1st time poster March 14, 2020 3:59 PM GMT
60 million in lockdown after 400 confirmed cases in wuhan, uk /west laughed at them for been slow to react ,1,500 confirmed cases in uk today
Report leif March 14, 2020 3:59 PM GMT
She lost her mum this week.
Corona?
Report onlooker March 14, 2020 4:11 PM GMT
FFS - 1st time poster ... 'Take a pull'

I  repeat ...

There will be/ARE far, far MORE people rammed into EVERY SUPERMARKET in the UK - at this moment - all in close proximity to each other - than out in the fresh air at such as Horse Racing meetings.

That sort of scenario will be the biggest line of transmission.
Report 11kv March 14, 2020 4:13 PM GMT
Everyone and his brother will be ringing in 8am Monday  ""Won't be in for 7 days I've got it guv"
Report Barton Bank March 14, 2020 4:13 PM GMT
The tube is the biggest risk isn't it? Glad not to live in London but have had several experiences there in stations of being in a crowd so packed that it is almost impossible to change either speed or direction of walking.
Report leif March 14, 2020 4:17 PM GMT
A professor of molecular microbiology less qualified than forumites
Report casemoney March 14, 2020 4:18 PM GMT
The saddest part of this thread is we appear to have People hoping half the Country is wiped out say as they are proved Correct .......

BE CAREFUL YOU ARE NOT AMONG THEM ...

On that note I shall leave the Doom Mongers to crack on with it ........ 

MY ADVICE IS FURIOUS WASHING OF  HANDS AND YOUR GONADS  hourly ...

Sitting around in Shyte stained underpants looking at a screen for days on end  is no good to anyone .....
Report leif March 14, 2020 4:20 PM GMT
..or 'they' would prefer stronger preventative measures in order that the country doesn't fall way behind the curve as has happened elsewhere?
Report Deptford March 14, 2020 4:24 PM GMT
case, I go commando and have copious amout of babywipes.
Report 11kv March 14, 2020 4:28 PM GMT
Trump blowing smoke up all the administration ars e in a press conference....Laugh
Report isleham March 14, 2020 4:31 PM GMT
just dropped back in..down to 26..youre boring everyone to death hello
Report hello :-) March 14, 2020 4:40 PM GMT
no rights or wrongs mate most of population are getting this

my advice is even tho you think its no worse than flu etc you can pass it easily to someone who could die from it so be aware and responsible   

and if you can , give your number to someone you think may be scared or vulnerable , a lot of folk are going to need help or the comfort of knowing someone is there for them
Report hello :-) March 14, 2020 4:43 PM GMT
nice to see you back isleham , i thought you were of to do something useful ?

obv not an easy task for you
Report isleham March 14, 2020 5:13 PM GMT
actually, surprise surprise, considering we are actually on a horse racing forum ive been betting on horses!!!!
so far today ive layed horses in 28 races
im a pensioner of 68 and attended cheltenham yesyerday so im betting before i pop off
Report jamesdean March 14, 2020 5:18 PM GMT
Joined: 26 Jun 08 | Topic/replies: 3,234 | Blogger: leif's blog
A professor of molecular microbiology less qualified than forumites



Laugh
Report hello :-) March 14, 2020 10:24 PM GMT
ok isleham i didn't realise

i understand its a difficult time right now

stay safe mate
Report GEORGE.B March 14, 2020 11:59 PM GMT
is 1st time poster going to respond to onlooker's 16.11 post or not?
Report chavman March 15, 2020 12:07 AM GMT
load of pony,you all going mad.

the blitz was real,this is mass media sensationalism.
Report GEORGE.B March 15, 2020 12:11 AM GMT
If you were in Boris' shoes, chav, what would be your strategy?

Scramble the RAF?
Report chavman March 15, 2020 12:21 AM GMT
ranulph fiennes better days may be behind him george

i would call up stewy in national emergency contingency situations
Report GEORGE.B March 15, 2020 12:26 AM GMT
I watched the old Ealing 1947 film Hue And Cry the other day, now considered an important historical document as

it was shot almost entirely on location, it is now a notable historic document due to its vivid portrait of a London still showing the damage of the Second World War
Report chavman March 15, 2020 12:30 AM GMT
i think theyre called a social document george,but anyways beside..

would i scramble stewy if i was boris,maybe
Report GEORGE.B March 15, 2020 12:34 AM GMT
not my words, chavvers, the quote in italics was taken from the film's wiki page

I think stewy might have gone into isolation, along with 50 slabs of stella and 200 family sized packets of andrex
Report chavman March 15, 2020 12:45 AM GMT
indeed,as did adolph in 1945,although without the equine success of our caledonian counterpart
Report GEORGE.B March 15, 2020 12:48 AM GMT
chavvers, I sure if the virus mutates and we're all wiped out on the outside, stewy will opt for the pistol, rather than the cyanide capsule
Report chavman March 15, 2020 12:56 AM GMT
stewy could be the last king of scotland
Report FOYLESWAR March 15, 2020 8:42 AM GMT
tommorow morning hundreds of thousands will be packed on the tube trains sitting and standing face to face then getting off at different parts of the capital and going into retail / offices/etc spreading it for 8 or so hours and then coming back onto the trains and taking it back to various parts of the country and then repeating the same for the next 5 days plus  add in manchester /birmingham and all the other citys . a few race meetings aint gonna make a difference
Report Celeric March 15, 2020 9:01 AM GMT
My annoyance with news reports about how many more people have the virus is where did they get it from. The Government appears to have stopped tracking or even recording cases unless seriously ill. The big question is at the end of March how many people have contracted the virus who went to the Cheltenham festival. Then you will know the impact of sporting fixtures.
Report impossible123 March 15, 2020 10:47 AM GMT
The scariest is the carriers ie those with the virus (but not ill) could spread the virus to others who'd be more susceptible esp the elderly through the adult individuals these carriers come in contact with and who then transfer them to their elderly parents, relatives and friends.

If I'm not mistaken the London Tube and Buses are already much less occupied (I've seen videos showing a ghost platform in the Underground and bus empty during peak hours).
Report metro john March 15, 2020 11:01 AM GMT
Boris wants it to spread.
Report 1st time poster March 15, 2020 11:08 AM GMT
regards the 16 11 post
most are in a supermarket less than 60 mins[ not 6 hrs ]
they don't travel there on a bus,train,50 seater coach
they don't socialise,natter away interact with tens of people,
they don't move from toilets,to bars,to food outlets, etc etc
then return by sed coaches,buses,taxis,trains, to bars, eateries,hotels,b n b.s etc,etc

and if theres queues at checkout I bet people were well spaced out as opposed to fighting for room in toilets,bars,stands,food outlets at chelt,
as a small example at chelt 8 hrs of  continually queuing at cah points ,imagine the fingers hands around them terminals
Report 1st time poster March 15, 2020 11:10 AM GMT
why do you think cruise ships are rife with the virus handrails,door handles. knobs, add  in for chelts money changing hands
Report chavman March 15, 2020 11:17 AM GMT
some might say you would fall into the latter category
Report salmon spray March 15, 2020 11:22 AM GMT
Having watched Matt Hancock this morning it's obvious we are all doomed anyway given he is Health Secretary,so we might as well enjoy ourselves in the next few weeks.
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 15, 2020 11:26 AM GMT
.... His dad Tony was quite funny too Mr S. Happy
Report chavman March 15, 2020 11:27 AM GMT
i would concur with your succinct synopsis salmon
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 15, 2020 11:29 AM GMT
"  Hancocks Half Hour ".... " The Cold ".


     https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5gj1h5
Report GLASGOWCALLING March 15, 2020 11:31 AM GMT
Can we rename the cobra meetings "Hancocks Half Hour " in honour of the great Man. !! ?
Report stewarts rise March 15, 2020 11:44 AM GMT
I won't put anything political, not much point just that virus would have arrived whoever was in charge of the country and will spread whatever they do. Yes lots of people will die, but everyone will eventually, no one escapes that fact. Enjoy your life whilst you're alive, worry about it afterwards imo!
Report sparrow March 15, 2020 11:47 AM GMT
Ah, "Hancocks Half Hour" simply the best.
Report impossible123 March 15, 2020 11:56 AM GMT
The two biggest certainties in life are taxes and death. However, the latter unlike the former could be managed eg premature death, by what we do (profession); eat (diet); action we take in a crisis (behaviour); etc.

And, the present scenario is one that we have a say in. Practise sense and sensibility.
Report sageform March 15, 2020 12:32 PM GMT
At 75 and reasonably healthy, I am quite able to be rational about all of this. The country will greatly benefit from the early death of thousands of morbidly sick patients. It will reduce the strain on hospitals, care homes and the Government will have to pay less pensions. If that includes me then so be it. Italy has already decided to remove heath care from very sick people over the age of 80. Makes sense to me and my family will get a nice legacy if I go. Does it really matter if I die at 75 or 80? Just like in war time, Politicians have to choose the lesser of 2 evils and sacrifice those with the lowest value.
Report salmon spray March 15, 2020 12:49 PM GMT
Queen and Phil the Greek to set an example ?
Report DIE LINKE March 15, 2020 12:53 PM GMT
GLASGOWCALLING15

Can we rename the cobra meetings "Hancocks Half Hour " in honour of the great Man. !! ?


Hancock's half-@rsed.
Report impossible123 March 15, 2020 1:08 PM GMT
Some 70/75 are significantly more healthy and fitter that some of the whipper-snappers whose diets are fast food. mobile pones and compuetr games.

I think Matt Hancock was the Minister who cocked-up on fobt capitulating to the then Chancellor Hammond resulting in the resignation of one of his senior sports minsters Tracey  Crouch.
Report The Pies March 15, 2020 1:11 PM GMT
I think it's relatively easy for most us not facing either our own or a family/ friend's imminent death to be quite nonchalant about it but my dad died 6 months ago after a long illness and spent most of his final days worried about what his death would be like
Report salmon spray March 15, 2020 1:39 PM GMT
Well yes,but I am just short of 70 and have coronary artery disease. I'm managing the essentials,but I live on my own and it's not easy at times. Don't think I'm going to get the op in the foreseeable future. Even if they are in a position to offer it me,I'm not sure I would risk it as I presumably might need oxygen at some point and I obviously have a better chance of catching IT in hospital. However I'm not prepared to lose my sense of humour.
Report The Pies March 15, 2020 2:02 PM GMT
Best wishes Salmon, let's hope the forum takes on a politer and less adversarial attitude in these difficult times
Report sageform March 15, 2020 2:06 PM GMT
Yes, keep safe Salmon. You and I share memories of your namesake winning the Champion hurdle!
Report penzance March 15, 2020 2:08 PM GMT
you'll both share memories of next years
one, aswell.
GL
Report salmon spray March 15, 2020 2:21 PM GMT
Thanks. I promise not to mention it again as I suspect there are others on here who are worse than me.
But I agree we should try and be a bit nicer to each other genrally and on this forum.
Report impossible123 March 15, 2020 2:35 PM GMT
I hope everyone here and their relatives are not affected by Covid-19. I hope come June (hopefully earlier) this predicament will be history, and everything is back to as normal as possible.
Report geordie1956 March 15, 2020 2:47 PM GMT
From the BBC Website -

Horse racing fixtures in Britain could take place behind closed doors within 48 hours, says the chief of Arena Racing, owners of 16 tracks.

Martin Cruddace believes restrictions prompted by the coronavirus pandemic could last until the end of June.

"We are outliers with other parts of the racing world, but I think we should be prepared for an imminent change," Cruddace told Sky Sports Racing.

"My own personal view is that could be within the next 48 hours."

Racing in England has continued after the Cheltenham Festival, with a crowd of 8,400 at Uttoxeter on Saturday for the Midlands Grand National.

Cruddace called for additional aid to allow some fixtures that would otherwise be "financially unviable" to go ahead without income from paying spectators.

For example, he said staging the All-Weather Championships Finals day at Lingfield on Good Friday behind closed doors would mean his company missed out on between £500,000 to £600,000.

Arena's other tracks include Chepstow, Doncaster and Sedgefield.

"Where we are right now is we're following the current government advice, but I think it's safe to say that's very likely to change imminently. It's important we are - and we are - prepared for what's coming our way," said Cruddace.

"The only thing we can do as a responsible company and, dare I say it, an industry, is to follow the government's advice. We're planning, worst-case scenario, end of June. It is absolutely possible we won't race again in front of a crowd until the end of June. If it happens before then, great."
Report hello :-) March 15, 2020 4:09 PM GMT
salmon spray 15 Mar 20 11:22   



Having watched Matt Hancock this morning it's obvious we are all doomed anyway given he is Health Secretary,so we might as well enjoy ourselves in the next few weeks.


stuttering nervously through interview , they have not a clue what to do right now


and where the fk is our leader

the world imposses measure after measure while the uk continues to spread it like confetti

problem is , these guys have a timeline which the virus must adhere to ……………..what could possibly go wrong
Report isleham March 15, 2020 4:13 PM GMT
salmon and others
definitely dont go near a hospital..curtains guaranteed
Report Charlton2005 March 15, 2020 4:42 PM GMT
got to agree with you for once impossible
Report sludge March 15, 2020 5:02 PM GMT
Best Wishes Salmon.
Report hello :-) March 15, 2020 5:19 PM GMT
yes indeed

take care salmon , and all you other grumpy old barstewards Laugh


tbh honest tho if you survive as long as you have on here no virus is goin to stop you
Report foxy March 15, 2020 5:30 PM GMT
I don’t find myself agreeing with impossible very often but would like to offer the same sentiments as his last post.

Take care everyone Sad
Report Coachbuster March 15, 2020 6:44 PM GMT
the betting industry will make sure the racing goes ahead ....   


after saying that  ,if it's behind closed doors i can't see any immediate dangers .

it's a virus  not a radioactive cloud   Grin
Report hulk23 March 15, 2020 6:53 PM GMT
whoever allowed that liverpool-madrid game to go ahead last week, in front of a stand full of fans from the spanish capital, needs locking up. 
gross negligence ...
Report salmon spray March 15, 2020 6:56 PM GMT
The situation in the US is a complete mess. Of the tracks covered at the moment by Bf,Aqueduct is going on behind closed doors,whilst Turf Paradise seems to have unilaterally abandoned racing for the rest of its season. In Pennsylvania Parx is off but Penn National continues. Meanwhile the state of Maryland appears to have banned racing altogether,putting the Preakness in grave danger.
In GB of course racing went ahead in a just about recognisable form during both warss. You'll find Derby winners during the war years,albeit at Newmarket whilst you won't find any football  or cricket champions,any Wimbledon or Open winners. Of course you couldn't catch fascism from mingling,or possibly racehorse owners had buit up immunity.
Report 1st time poster March 15, 2020 7:30 PM GMT
behind closed doors,the Lingfield fella on tv today begging for his good fri meetings to go ahead are scrambling like addicts ,when theres 100,s dying by the day if you think 4/6 ambulances .dozen paramedic,s are going to be allowed to follow a few nags around a track so the betfair junkies can get their 2 knicker on, are barking mad
imagine paramedics returning to base from racecourse how did your day go we,ve 130 bodies out the back,peoiple lying on trolley,s everywhere,what about you,fav should have won the last
Report hello :-) March 15, 2020 7:34 PM GMT
hulk23 15 Mar 20 18:53   



whoever allowed that liverpool-madrid game to go ahead last week, in front of a stand full of fans from the spanish capital, needs locking up. 
gross negligence ...


thousands of german fans in Glasgow the night after aswell
Report GEORGE.B March 16, 2020 2:16 PM GMT
if only they could have taken the names and addresses of everyone who was at Cheltenham and the European matches, as they'd now be just about out of any incubation period, it would be interesting to see what % would test positive 

has there been a sudden spike in the number of cases on Merseyside and in Gloucestershire?
Report metro john March 16, 2020 2:20 PM GMT
please send cashLove
Report 1st time poster March 16, 2020 2:20 PM GMT
or in man utd case spike in home counties,
Report GEORGE.B March 16, 2020 2:23 PM GMT
probably best to give it another couple of days

current figures: around 110 cases, 407 in London 175 South East
Report GEORGE.B March 16, 2020 2:25 PM GMT
we clearly need to lock down London
Report 1st time poster March 16, 2020 2:29 PM GMT
fight will be the selfish,ignorant laandaners coughing all over each other panic buying in supermarkets
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