Prince Andrew scandal results in track renaming the Duke of York Stakes

By: Tony Paley Wednesday 19 January 202
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Prince Andrew has plenty on his mind but the latest ignominy following the Virginia Giuffre scandal will not be missed by his mother, whose most fervent passion is horse racing and whose first read in the morning is the Racing Post.

York racecourse has decided to rename the Duke Of York Stakes, a prestigious race for sprinters run each year at its May meeting, in a bid to distance itself from the embattled royal and the story will certainly make headlines in Wednesday’s edition.

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