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portmanpark
10 Apr 21 18:39
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they did when diana was buried
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Report posy April 10, 2021 7:44 PM BST
Certainly shoudn't cancel as he himself only wanted a quiet funeral and he was 99.
Diana was a young woman who died in dreadful circumstances...the situations are quite different.
Report punts April 10, 2021 7:46 PM BST
government said they will leave it to sporting authorities (BHA)

Football are moving their kick off times
Report portmanpark April 10, 2021 7:50 PM BST
good
Report portmanpark April 10, 2021 7:51 PM BST
the queen will have to sky plus newbury and watch it after the box party
Report slickster April 10, 2021 7:55 PM BST
All meetings to start in around 11.00 and finish circa 2.45 odd.
Report posy April 10, 2021 7:56 PM BST
That's not good news ,if it's left to the BHA they'll likely make the wrong decision.
Report onlooker April 10, 2021 7:57 PM BST
Prince Philip would have surely said ... 'Carry on with what you are dong - don't bother about me'
Report posy April 10, 2021 8:00 PM BST
3pm on a Saturday is a daft time for a royal funeral ,it would have been better to hold it at 11am.Perhaps the Archbishop of Canterbury already had an 11 o'clock in his diary.
Report 1st time poster April 10, 2021 8:01 PM BST
basically an unknown 99 dying after a long illness,doesnt look good for how the country will go in to uncontrollable meltdown when the queen goes,hope the russians,chinese arnt taking notes and catching us with our proverbial trouser,s down
Report portmanpark April 10, 2021 8:03 PM BST
having watched all these tributes to him ive changed my mind and probably think he was really a decent bloke
Report Facts April 10, 2021 8:05 PM BST
Well they were hardly going to say he was a shlt were they !
Report 1st time poster April 10, 2021 8:06 PM BST
he was a national ewmbarrassment hid from public view 15 years ago and last year when playing stock cars on the highways,people ,pundits with good thoughts nice tributes kept them well hidden for last 50 yrs
felt sorry  for him when they dragged him on to that boat in lashing rain on jubilee
Report onlooker April 10, 2021 8:07 PM BST
Agreed - portmanpark

Had he not been restricted by his duty to serve  ... He would have been an undoubted serious success art whatever he chose to do ... probably in something like Research and Development, amongst other interests.
Report portmanpark April 10, 2021 8:07 PM BST
facts...you think he was a **** then??
Report 1st time poster April 10, 2021 8:08 PM BST
prince andrew should take note,tributes will be pouring out for him when he dies if he keeps his nose clean from now on
Report 1st time poster April 10, 2021 8:09 PM BST
best tribute,s since jimmy saville tributes
Report Facts April 10, 2021 8:11 PM BST

portmanpark    10 Apr 21 19:07 
facts...you think he was a **** then??



Nope.
Report Fashion Fever April 10, 2021 8:14 PM BST
harry and Megan will get some funny looks when they walk in
Report 1st time poster April 10, 2021 8:15 PM BST
harry coming alone,they might lock him up so he cant go back
Report Deplasterer April 10, 2021 8:21 PM BST
Nap, Prince Andrew and Saville were buddy's.
Report hunt lunt and cunningham April 10, 2021 8:47 PM BST
Will Harry have to self isolate for 10 days?
Report undertaker April 11, 2021 2:43 AM BST
Deplasterer, Jimmy spelt his surname with just one l.

As in "vile"
Report Manoleeds April 11, 2021 8:11 AM BST
The Curragh has races at 14.35 and 15.10. No reason why the 14.25 Champion Hurdle and 15.35 Scottish Grand National  at Ayr can't go ahead .
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 10:06 AM BST
the best interview i heard was the young lady on sky, these young people love their 5 seconds of fame on tv and love to think of something profound /deep to say and she came out with this beauty
the duke has been around all my life LaughLaugh,only excluding those in the population aged a 100 or over
Report Pilsudski April 11, 2021 10:19 AM BST
Buddy’s what ?
Report Storm Alert April 11, 2021 10:20 AM BST
Very privileged life and lifestyle. Service to the queen/country/commonwealth sure but plenty of spare time to make the most of life including some fabulous holidays. Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme his lasting legacy.
Report saddo April 11, 2021 10:53 AM BST
41 gun salute in Portsmouth yesterday, the French surrendered.
Report punts April 11, 2021 10:56 AM BST
Wasn't he Greek ?
Report posy April 11, 2021 11:52 AM BST
no punts ;think he was German and Danish
Report strontium April 11, 2021 12:01 PM BST
I don't see how they can run the Scottish GN during the funeral.
Report posy April 11, 2021 12:04 PM BST
As I mentioned earlier 3pm on a Saturday is a ridiculous time for such a funeral and I suspect the bha will just cancel the day's racing programme.
Report strontium April 11, 2021 12:05 PM BST
At least they don't need to worry about crowds etc. at the moment.
Report sageform April 11, 2021 12:11 PM BST
It does seem likely although I noticed that the Queen's horses ran over the weekend and more are declared today and tomorrow and entered next week. If other sports cancel, racing will have to follow suit.
Report punts April 11, 2021 12:13 PM BST
posy :greek or German... I can't remember.  He is not a Brit  and find it funny how the media spin it
Report paulo47 April 11, 2021 12:31 PM BST
Tried to find the BBC complaint ' dedicated ' page today , to have my fourpenneth . Page taken down , this is the crowd who highlight 301 moans about a ' trans ' comment but wont say how many complained about the coverage ...500,000 choice .
Report sageform April 11, 2021 12:53 PM BST
His father was a Greek prince while his mother was a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria. The European royal families were so inter married in the 19th and early 20th centuries that it was hard to say what their nationality was. If the qualification rules for football and Rugby were applied then he could have played for about 6 countries! He has lived in GB since childhood which is good enough for me.
Report saddo April 11, 2021 12:59 PM BST
Warmly ironic that the leftist immigration lovers are the ones shrieking about him not being British.
Report punts April 11, 2021 1:00 PM BST
sage: yes I knew he was not a natural born citizen...the media tend not to mention it
Report lead on April 11, 2021 1:02 PM BST
Is he having a traditional Greek funeral?
Report punts April 11, 2021 1:05 PM BST
Andrew just said he was "the grandfather of the nation"

Which nation is that then?

See what I mean?

Anyone can change their name, adopt a title and be British...
Report Fashion Fever April 11, 2021 1:12 PM BST
4pm start for Newbury and ayr would be a good solution
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 2:26 PM BST
no races between 2 45 and 4 15 at ayr i think and newbury moved to sunday
Report Manoleeds April 11, 2021 2:28 PM BST
Should just have the racing on as normal. Anyone who wants to watch the funeral can record it.
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 2:30 PM BST
private inside windsor castle aint it ,for 30 people,there,ll be nothing to see
Report Mick Sturbs April 11, 2021 2:31 PM BST
Newbury and Ayr moved to Sunday
Report posy April 11, 2021 2:32 PM BST
what about wolver ?
Report Deptford April 11, 2021 2:32 PM BST
Here we go again, a load of bowlocks to move all the sport.
Report lead on April 11, 2021 2:35 PM BST
How about us Free-Churchers having to have the Scottish National on the Sabbath...all for a member of the Greek-German-Danish royal family!
Report xmoneyx April 11, 2021 2:36 PM BST
most of sat racing moved to sunday
Report xmoneyx April 11, 2021 2:37 PM BST
#Breaking Scottish Grand National day at Ayr and day two of Newbury's Spring Trials fixture moved from Saturday next week to Sunday, as mark of respect to funeral of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

No racing in Britain between 1445 and 1615 on Saturday
Report Gordon63 April 11, 2021 2:38 PM BST
improving the quality of Sunday racing in UK is certainly on my own 'wishlist' so if BHA and racecourses can accommodate for this reason then there are ZERO excuses for not considering similar moves this year and in future for similar movements
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 2:44 PM BST
rather than respect for the duke ,think this is more about BHA worried about losing revenue if they race on the saturday with tv etc focused on funeral
Report Manoleeds April 11, 2021 3:02 PM BST
Ridiculous
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 3:03 PM BST
ridiculous as the queens got runners today and no doubt at newmarket during the week
Report doorman99 April 11, 2021 3:04 PM BST
Why on earth would anyone want to watch it anyway ffs
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 3:06 PM BST
FFS sport didnt stop for caroline flak or amey winehouse funeral
Report doorman99 April 11, 2021 3:07 PM BST
Lol first time poster!
Report posy April 11, 2021 3:11 PM BST
More likely they had no choice as Rishi is required to present itv's coverage of the funeral.
Report ashleigh April 11, 2021 3:19 PM BST
ayr and newbury now on sunday.
Report xmoneyx April 11, 2021 3:21 PM BST
when queen dies , if your not greetin on the street , they will lock you up
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 3:22 PM BST
rishi,s been in more hotel beds than lenny henry
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 3:24 PM BST
the queen/buck house dont want people breaking covid rules to mourn so like the thick kooonts they are they hold the funeral on a sat afternoon ,instead of a windy wet tues,wed etc
Report portmanpark April 11, 2021 3:35 PM BST
got the impression dukey didn't care much for racing....when the queen goes we will have no racing for a month
Report lead on April 11, 2021 3:42 PM BST
He used to watch the cricket when she made him go to Royal Ascot
Report carrot1960 April 11, 2021 4:50 PM BST
He only went racing as it was free to get in and he was paid to attend , crazy to move anything
Report xmoneyx April 11, 2021 4:54 PM BST
£2 bet he chatted to the stable lass
Report elisjohn April 11, 2021 5:48 PM BST
as long as crucibles 1st day isnt cancelledWink
Report duffy April 11, 2021 7:28 PM BST
What about the meetings scheduled for next Sunday, is Ayr and Newbury going to be added to the existing meetings or are we going to lose something?
Report Fashion Fever April 11, 2021 8:13 PM BST
id be surprised if theres any sport next sat
Report punts April 11, 2021 8:34 PM BST
Sunday will be crazy if there are other meeting too and an irish card? oh well
Report portmanpark April 11, 2021 8:35 PM BST
to be fair dukeys wouldn't want  sport to stop....its other people who are doing it
Report mrcombustible April 11, 2021 8:37 PM BST
2 minutes silence at Plumpton today,only about 50 people with no bookmakers nor tote, what happened to 1 minute silence?
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 8:38 PM BST
they,ll stop anything but not daft enough to hold funerals mon to fri in case people ask for a day off, Wink,
the peado just been on giving a view,not sure who wanted his opinion
Report mrcombustible April 11, 2021 8:40 PM BST
They are using this to rehabilitate the paedo. Wonder who thought this was a good idea.
Report portmanpark April 12, 2021 8:44 AM BST
He was very sheepish though....think we should swap him with that woman who killed that youngster harry dunne.....seems a fair deal to me
Report dave1357 April 12, 2021 9:04 AM BST
ffs so shagging a 17yo is now a "peado"?
Report portmanpark April 12, 2021 9:50 AM BST
in the USA it is
Report portmanpark April 12, 2021 9:50 AM BST
when in Rome as they say
Report dave1357 April 12, 2021 12:05 PM BST
rofl in some states you can marry a 12yo, I don't think you can do that in Rome, even KSA has stopped that.
Report Gagging April 12, 2021 12:15 PM BST
Unnecessary fuss - I may be vaguely pro-Royal but the last thing Philip would have wanted was any disruption to other lives - maybe just to be remembered fondly. The BBC and TV scheduling unnecessarily intrusive - you can maintain respect for his long life and marking the occasion by much simpler means than messing with the living trying to get on with their lives  - esp in the wake of this past year's massive hardships. Leave the racing alone!
Report 1st time poster April 12, 2021 12:17 PM BST
f a cup semi final still taking place,prince william is president isnt he
Report mrcombustible April 12, 2021 12:33 PM BST
The nation mourns.
I was in Tesco & everyone was crying, a woman was on her knees pounding the floor with her fists shouting
"WHY? WHY? HE WAS ONLY 99!'
I draped a Union flag over her to ease her pain.
She thanked me & then we burned all the baguettes to teach the French a lesson
Report Gagging April 12, 2021 12:38 PM BST
Laugh
Report xmoneyx April 12, 2021 12:40 PM BST
Patrick Harvie has raised Prince Philip’s “extreme wealth, privilege and status” as he admitted the Scottish Greens considered boycotting the Holyrood tribute to him
Report dave1357 April 12, 2021 12:54 PM BST
^^^Grin
Report portmanpark April 12, 2021 2:48 PM BST
Matt gaetz an american senator is looking down the barrel of a 10 year jail sentence for sleeping with a 17 year old.I dont think you can marry a 12 year old but there are so many states different laws you could be right.
Report portmanpark April 12, 2021 2:51 PM BST
just googled you are partially right.the legal age is 18 but its not illegal between kids of 12 and 18.THat means andrew would be considered a paedo in the US unless of course he was 18 or younger.
Report dave1357 April 12, 2021 2:52 PM BST
the alleged andrew pervery happened in nu yoik and landan, where it is legal to bed a 17yo.  Florida is 18, hence Gaetz's predicament.  btw Andrew is obv a liar and a scumbag, but no evidence of him being a "peado".
Report portmanpark April 12, 2021 2:52 PM BST
dave_^^
Report xmoneyx April 12, 2021 2:55 PM BST
whats a 3rd cousin relationship called ?
Report dave1357 April 12, 2021 2:56 PM BST
royalty
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