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    Fat Jockey (ridden out claim) cpfcpatriot's Avatar
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    Could Coronavirus cancel the Festival?

    There seems to be a buzz about that Coronavirus could be a threat to Cheltenham now, especially with it beginning to reach pandemic stage.

    With all the people from all over the world gathering in one racecourse, could the potential be there to lose the Festival to this?

    Of all the things to lose my 25/1 Chacun Pour Soi ticket, I didnít quite think it would be a bloody pandemic!

    Not to be the voice of doom, but the discussion is there to be had.

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    Professional Fat Jockey Innoko's Avatar
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    If it was serious enough to cancel the festival, it wouldn't be my bets I would be worried about.

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    Fat Jockey (ridden out claim) TimRiggins's Avatar
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    What kind of buzz? I've seen it mentioned once.

    Well, twice if you include this thread

    Can't see it at all.

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    Fat Jockey (ridden out claim) Anay Turge's Avatar
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    Last year Equine Flu, this year Corona Virus. FFS!! However with Italy postponing sporting fixtures, the UK may have to follow suit if we get more widespread cases. Hopefully our brilliant Health Service is more prepared than the rest of Europe. Just depends if we can catch any potential cases that have been to Northern Italy recently

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    Fat Jockey (ridden out claim) Anay Turge's Avatar
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    It was mentioned on BBC News last night - edit, cancelling public events, not Cheltenham directly

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    Fat Jockey (ridden out claim) Hardy Eustace's Avatar
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    We’d hear about it through the six nations, football first. If we start to lose them then we’re in all sorts of trouble.

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    Occurred to me when I paid the balance of my Air Bnb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy Eustace View Post
    We’d hear about it through the six nations, football first. If we start to lose them then we’re in all sorts of trouble.
    Yeh exactly. When Twickenham, Old Trafford etc start to cancel matches I'll worry. They key is containment and the authorities seem on top of it.

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    I wonder what the odds could be? Paddy Power are always good for a controversial special. Could be a decent insurance bet to help cover any losses on AP bets

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    Fat Jockey (ridden out claim) Redbridge's Avatar
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    I talked with my misses a few days ago about this and we will keep an open mind and review at the last moment.

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