The Duke of York’s Other Unsavoury Diploatic Contacts
Prince Andrew – the Caviar Trade Rep
Prince Andrew roving trade ambassador
Appointed as roving trade ambassador. Went to NYC weeks after Sept 11 attacks
Prince Andrew meets Col Gaddafi & son Saif Al-Islam. Duke meets dictator three times in 2008 & is photographed on yachts owned by Libyans. One of Andrew’s trips to Libya in 2007 was official business. It was for five days.
Andrew demands a briefing with UK Serious Fraud Office on BAE Saudi bribery claims. “Two senior SFO sources confirmed that BAE case-handlers had protested in strong terms at the time at the request for a briefing by Prince Andrew, and insisted that he only be given publicly-available information. “They all thought the request was well out of order,” one said. They felt “very uncomfortable”. https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/nov/30/prince-andrew-wikileaks-cables
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Libyan gun-runner and friend of Prince Andrew ‘gave Princess Beatrice £18k necklace’ before the Duke allegedly lobbied British company for him. The gift-giver, Tarek Kaituni, spent several years on remand in a Paris jail for smuggling a gun before he was given a two-month suspended sentence, and fined 10,000 Euros a year later. Andrew, who continued to visit Libya and party with Libyans.In 2011, Andrew met with MP to discuss “Azerbaijani trade.” The duke was a constant visitor to the nation. While trade envoy and after.
He met with President Ilham Aliyev, a man described by The Daily Mail as a despot, on more than a dozen occasions.
Despite growing concern over his willingness to establish business links with foreign dictatorships from the Middle East to central Asia, the Duke of York met Mark Field, Tory MP for Cities of London and Westminster and chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Azerbaijan, at Buckingham Palace and asked for support in parliament and Whitehall for British investment in Azerbaijan.“None of this seemed to bother Andrew, who enjoyed a four-day holiday in Tunisia with Kaituni in November 2008, shortly before visiting Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli.
Calling for the Duke to lose his role, Labour MP Chris Bryant told the House of Commons: “Isn’t it especially difficult to explain the behaviour of the special ambassador for trade who is not only a close friend of Saif Gaddafi but is also a close friend of a convicted Libyan gun smuggler, Tarek Kaituni.” The common link between the Prince and the gun runner? The alleged fraudster who gifted Prince Andrew more than £1 million ($1.3 million) was introduced to him by a convicted Libyan gun smuggler. https://www.arabnews.com/node/2055996/world
Tony Blair had a private meeting with Prince Andrew in 2009 after they stayed in the same hotel in the notorious former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.
On this occasion, Andrew was on a private three-day visit ‘with an element of work’, but has previously established a wealth of contacts while promoting British business interests in his special envoy role.
Andrew censured for sneaking off twice to meet with despotic President. The Duke of York flew by private jet to meet Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev. The Billionaire despot has been accused of appalling human rights abuses.
Prince Andrew stayed in the room capital, Baku, during his ‘private’ four-day trip. “Details of the trip only emerged after a British Government source tipped off the pressure group, Platform, which campaigns against social and environmental abuses associated with the energy industry.
It has grown increasingly close to President Aliyev, 48. He is also said to be friendly with his wife Mehriban and daughters Leyla and Arzu.
“The regularity of his visits have also led media in the former Soviet state to speculate that the Queen’s son may have business links to the oil-rich state, including a golf resort on the Caspian Sea. Buckingham Palace has vehemently denied this.” https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2833917/amp/Prince-Andrew-secretly-flies-Azerbaijan-meeting-president.html (note: a resolution adopted by the European Parliament in September 2015 described Azerbaijan as “having suffered the greatest decline in democratic governance in all of Eurasia over the past ten years,” noting as well that its dialogue with the country on human rights has “not made any substantial progress.”) In 2016, Azerbaijan was harshly criticized for bribing foreign officials and diplomats to promote its causes abroad and legitimize its elections at home, a practice termed Caviar diplomacy. (Source: Wikipedia) Local media in Azerbaijan have speculated that he has business links in the region, including a golf resort on the Caspian Sea. Buckingham Palace has, however, denied this.” writes the publication. Even after retiring, as the Independent has learned, the Duke of York continues to demand reports on the situation in Azerbaijan directly from the British ambassador to Baku, with whom he recently held a face-to-face meeting, inviting him to the palace.
http://caviar-diplomacy.net/azerbaijan/en_US/ In Baku, the prince is treated in a royal way. For example, Ilham Aliyev took him to his own luxury spa, which employs a blind Russian masseur described as the best in the world. It is not by chance that “over the past five years, Prince Andrew visited President Aliyev eight times.” He also invites the British Ambassador to Baku to Buckingham Palace, demanding reports on the situation in Azerbaijan. Tina Brown upcoming book: “She claimed Epstein would fly Andrew to meet governments in ‘obscure foreign markets’ who could not refuse to see him because he was a royal, and would come along with him as an ‘investment adviser’ to His Royal Highness. He then would negotiate deals for his personal gain. Brown said Epstein knew which buttons to push to ensnare Prince Andrew, who felt stung from being second fiddle to Prince Charles and relied on his mother to fund his lifestyle. The author and journalist also claimed Andrew was made to feel important by Epstein thanks to ‘the deals, the girls, the plane, the glittering New York world, where he wasn’t seen as a full-grown man still dependent on his mother’s Privy Purse strings.’
Prince Andrew acted as a broker for a Kazakh oligarch who wanted to buy a London home from the Queen’s estate, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed.
The Duke of York’s office tried to secure a crown estate property near Kensington Palace for the oil and gas tycoon Timur Kulibayev at the same time as his marital home of Sunninghill Park was being sold to the billionaire for £3m over the asking price.
The duke was a government trade envoy at the time of the attempted deal for Kulibayev, son-in-law of the Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Its emergence is likely to fuel calls for further investigation into his dealings with the autocratic regime.
According to the emails released to the Mail on Sunday, the Duke of York’s private secretary, Amanda Thirsk, urged the crown estate to sell one of its valuable Kensington properties to Kulibayev, saying: “They are happy to spend very large numbers to get the right property.”
Kazaks wanted a trade deal with the UK and they received billions in deals with English firms.
The UK’s Telegraph newspaper disclosed that the Duke of York was introduced to Selman Turk by Libyan Tarek Kaituni in 2019.
After their summer meet, they quickly established a friendship, with the duke attending dinners at Turk’s London home.
Kaituni had a longer link with Prince Andrew, which he boasted about to other connections. He had reportedly organized meetings between the duke and the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and attended the wedding of the duke’s daughter, Princess Eugenie, in 2018.
Turk quickly used his introduction to the duke to organize payments to him and his family, including £225,000 to his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and £25,000 to Princess Eugenie.
Andrew gave Turk an award at his [email protected] 2019 London event, for a bank which collapsed.
Goes to Bahrain with Fergie, Beatrice & her husband. Pic taken at Grand Prix. Andrew on a week of Royal engagements. “Inseparable” with Fergie and stayed at the Ritz.
November 2019: Andrew pulls out of Bahrain trip after Epstein interview
PR to gloss over human rights abuses
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Prince Andrew has become embroiled in a legal riddle over a £750,000 payment from a Turkish millionairess.
Nebahat Isbilen, 77, who claims to have been scammed out of fortune by a dishonest businessman, was allegedly tricked into giving the Duke of York money ‘by way of payment for assistance’ with her passport, a court heard.
The prince has since repaid the cash after she alleged it was a scam. The Daily Mail
2010: Met with Jordanian, Malaysian, Indian and Indonesia defence ministers
2011: visits Saudi Arabia Qatar and UAE, meets with the Saudis up until 2019
2013 Meets Turkmenistan. PresidentTom Mayne, of the anticorruption campaign Global Witness in London, told RFE/RL that such meetings could be positive if Prince Andrew raised important issues such as corruption.
“Unfortunately, what we’ve been hearing — for example in the leaked cables — is that Prince Andrew doesn’t take the topic of corruption seriously,” Mayne said.
“Turkmenistan is perceived as one of the most corrupt countries in the world: the country doesn’t publish a proper budget; there is very little information about what happens there to the money that the country earns from its sale of oil and gas.
It is his obligation, if he’s promoting business, to raise these issues.”
From flights on the president’s jet to gifts of the fishy delicacy, they rolled out the red carpet for Prince Andrew.
According to The Economist, caviar diplomacy diverts “attention abroad from its (a nation’s) human-rights record and discourage the opposition at home”. In the case of Azerbaijan, through lavish extravaganzas and high-end lobbying.”
Why is this relevant? Jeffrey Epstein described the Royal as a “useful idiot.”
The Duke linked him up with contacts who wanted deals in obscure countries, according to biographer Tina Brown.
During his time as UK special representative, Prince Andrew helped negotiate several energy deals, according to The Economist.
In 2017, Britain was the largest investor in Azerbaijan, mainly through BP oil and companies related to resources.
As well, the UK has invested about 20 billion pounds in the country.
According to The Daily Mail: “In Azerbaijan, Prince Andrew is routinely described as a ‘dear guest’ by the leader of a country that ranks as one of the most corrupt in the world on the Transparency Index.
President Ilham Aliyev took the royal to his spa, which employed the blind masseur, described as the best in the world.
The donor, Soheil Dadfar, was thanked on the menu. It just happened to drop into the hands of The Daily Mail.
So what does the President of Azerbaijan want from his caviar diplomacy? Well one thing you can do is launder money overseas.
According to a report from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, the regime parked money in London. The President and two daughters — Leyla and Arzu — own a penthouse in London worth $26 million.
Finally, Prince Andrew is friends with Layla.
In 2021, The Guardian reported The Queen’s estate launched a review into a £67m London property, bought from the family.
The Pandora papers revealed a network of offshore companies linked to Aliyev and associates. They traded £400m of UK property over 15 years.
Properties include a London mansion worth $25 million, a flat near Hyde Park worth $8 million, nine waterfront mansions in Dubai valued at $44 million, a dacha near Moscow worth $37 million, and a villa in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary worth $ 1.1 million.
Moreover, what was he doing at a Matthew Williamson catwalk show in Moscow? Oh yes, he was the UK special representative for trade. How convenient. This is the role that had him tagged as Air Miles Andy.
According to another English fashion designer, Jenny Packham, the Royal demanded she attend a VIP reception where he was holding court alone with young Russian models.
She lived there from about approximately 1992 until she later moved in 2000 to her own house nearby at 116 East 65th Street.
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This house previously belonged to Lyn Forrester de Rothschild, who was the person who introduced Epstein to lawyer Alan Dershowitz. (Well that’s what Dersh told the Epstein Netflix documentary.)
Maxwell bought the home in 2000 for just under $million and sold it in around 2015 for $17million.
Maxwell really went to town here with her interesting decor choices.
The Beaux Arts-style property, which dates back to 1910 and is located between Park and Lexington Aves., has 12 rooms, including six bedrooms, nine wood-burning fireplaces, an elevator, a media room and library with a built-in projector and surround sound, a home office, a chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, and a landscaped garden.
Here’s where the story gets depressing. It turns out Waitt bought the property for his girlfriend?and the couple broke up one week after closing. While we would’ve hung onto the apartment, Waitt apparently felt differently. He’s found a buyer, according to the Observer.
The allegations against Prince Andrew first surfaced publicly after Ms Giuffre came forward to the media in 2011.
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Ms Giuffre also alleged:
In April 2001, there waa a second alleged assault in New York City
Easter 2001: Prince Andrew allegedly assaults Ms Giuffre on Epstein’s island in the US Virgin Islands
The Royal has always vehemently denied these allegations.
But Epstein survivor Johanna Sjoberg alleged the Duke of York groped her breast when she was aged 21, as Ms Giuffre, then 17, sat with a puppet of Andrew on her lap in 2001.
The Duke of York says he cannot remember the Virginia Giuffre photograph, being upstairs in Ghislaine Maxwell’s house, or the bar at the London nightspot Tramp.
Moreover, Prince Andrew was in America frequently during that year; at least four times. Or, including Epstein’s island in the US Virgin Islands, it is five visits during 2001.
The prince says he was not close with Epstein, but admits he stayed once in 2010 at the perve’s New York mansion.
“At the time I felt it was the honourable and right thing to do and I admit fully that my judgment was probably coloured by my tendency to be too honourable but that’s just the way it is,” he told the BBC in 2019.
Until recently in court documents, the Prince has been denying he knew Ms Giuffre.
But she is insistent that her allegations are true.
“Twenty years ago, Prince Andrew’s wealth, power, position, and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her. It is long past the time for him to be held to account,” says Virginia Giufree’s Legal Claim.
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The mother-of-three says she was trafficked by Epstein and she claims was forced to perform sex acts on his rich and famous friends.
She brought her case against the royal under the Child Victims Act, a state law enacted in New York in 2019 which expanded the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.
Now that’s something they hadn’t bargained on, isn’t it, Jen?
That’s true, considering her brother has been crying as we spoke about recently about how unfair this is and how it’s a travesty of justice.
Well, more people coming out can’t be a great thing for their case, either.
No, I’ve seen statistics come out of the US that retrials are never really a good shot.
No. So, just in case you missed it, Ghislaine is fighting for a retrial in her child sex trafficking case over comments from one of the jurors who convicted her.
And must I say, in my personal opinion, I saw him on a recent documentary with the British television station. He is thirsty as, Jen, as they say, he loves going over and over it.
Yes, you can share your experience, but let’s just think. Even after Ghislaine was calling for a retrial, you’re still in the media talking about it.
It’s not good, and it leads to people wondering why you are doing this exactly. And there’s no evidence that there’s anything improper going on.
But there are concerns about the company He works for Carlyle Group. Apparently, they were the biggest donors to Trump.
Did you know that? Yes, I’ve heard that. So that’s what happens. It can often, especially in this case, grow a life of its own. Whether it’s true or not, it will grow and dominate the news cycle and it also takes away from the real stories here.
So Brad Edwards is now representing 58 women.
More women have contacted Edwards to say they’d be willing to participate in any investigations into her conduct, so this may not be the end for her.
This may be actually her first sex trafficking trial. There could be more charges coming.
They’re willing to share their stories about the lane and testify,
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But also I’ve got what I consider the definitive list of organisations people, events, etcetera that no longer want to be associated with Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
So these are the foundations and trusts, not the whole of the rest of the world. Oh, no, There’s a school in Canada that’s had enough. Oh, that’s a great one. We spoke about that probably a year ago,that they had called a parent meeting about it bad. Look, isn’t it? Oh,yeah,
OK, Jen. So I don’t think a new trial would go any better for her. In fact, I think it would go worse for her.
I agree. A new trial would also mean that prosecutors could present more evidence to convict Maxwell and keep her behind bars for the rest of her life. So we know she’s facing up to 65 years. It depends which source you read it somewhere between 40 and 65.
Do you agree?
I’ve even seen people say at essentially at her age.It would be life now, on to some of the documents. We know that on January 19th, Ghislaine Maxwell’s team filed a motion for a new trial,but they wanted everything under seal, particularly juror number 50.
Now that’s Scotty the Bear,as we call them down here, who then did a whole heap of interviews, including,as Lisa just mentioned, appeared in a documentary.
Now Ghislaine’s team wants to keep everything about the new trial under seal until the decision is made and then what’s the bet?
They try and fight to keep it under seal.
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If her motion fails now, this ceiling of everything as pissed off quite a few people, not just Lisa and I, Julie K. Brown and The Miami Herald have submitted to court saying No, we say it should be unsealed.
Interestingly, in their letter asking for these documents to be unsealed, they wrote this, and this is on page two of Document 581. “Additionally, the interests of the Miami Herald are not likely to overlap with the defendant or the government,particularly where, as here,neither party is likely to support unsealing.”
So the Miami Herald believes that even the government, the prosecution doesn’t want anything to do with Juror 50 unsealed for the public to look at. But they’re not the only news organisation. ABC News and NBC Universal News Group have also hit up the court for Unsealing and The New York Times.
So anyone who’s carrying on that the mainstream press has ignored this case. Here’s three big players just in the American media that have asked that these documents be unsealed. Whether or not that will happen, we have no idea, and Judge Nathan has given the prosecutors the government until February 2nd to put in a submission about this.
Like the other publications, New York Times is pushing the First Amendment right to access. So let’s hope that the judge does unseal it all. And in the unsealing or the unredacted of the various does in the Virginia Giuffre v Ghislaine Maxwell Civil case.Still nothing there.
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Prince Andrew and Epstein Walk into a GoGo Bar
So back to Prince Andrew and he’s go Go bar buddy. What we’re Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew up to in Thailand. There’s some new details about an old story concerning Prince Andrew’s trip to Thailand with Epstein and Maxwell. Nothing suspicious.
Nothing to see there, but apparently Prince Andrew and Epstein visited the crazy girls by rock hard. I can’t believe I’m saying this Crazy girls by rock hard venue, which is in a quote, according to the Mirror raunchy area where quote many of the girls are prostitutes, all victims of sex trafficking.
That’s what people don’t actually realise that when you go to Asia, a lot of those girls have been trafficked huge amounts of them because of the poverty.
So crazy girls, by rock hard, you can enjoy the craziest and sexiest are smacking bar.
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That’s what they’ve said on Facebook and speaking to the Sunday mirror at the time. So we’re talking 2000 and one, the manager said.
“I was amazed to see a prince, but he was not fazed, and he seemed quite relaxed when people realised who he was, a regular said, You certainly wouldn’t get a member of the Thai royal family in a place like this. This area is very raunchy, and many of the girls are prostitutes.”
Sex trafficked. The Maxwell was in the country at the same time, and they had a Southeast Asian jaunt together.
And at the time that the UK taxpayer was forking out £240,000 a year to help fund his life. And you may have seen there are photos of Epstein and Prince Andrew and a bunch of topless females on a mega yacht.
Does that include the photo where he’s pinching his nipples? Oh yeah, I think I know where he’s got his arms out on an angle.
Yes, and it looks like he’s playing with his nipples. Yes, well, apparently, Jen the atomic kitten singer Jenny Frost was there.
She was 22 at the time, and she was pictured topless on the $1 million vessel. So and apparently there was an it girl called Normandy Keith, aged 28 that he was threatening to throw overboard.
Oh, you’re hilarious, Andrew, aren’t you? So, Jenny Frost, the singer, told the Sunday people.
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I had no hesitation in going topless in front of Prince Andrew. Why should I? The fact is, I didn’t want to get strap marks on my body while I was sunbathing. That’s interesting. No allegations there. I’m not bothered about getting my boobs out in front of everyone. That is very good. Good on you. So Epstein and Andrew, they stayed at the Ammo Puri Hotel in Phuket as well $4000 a night. And guess what, Jen? That was the place allegedly where Fergie had her toes sucked in the nineties. The shrimping, Yes, so it’s an ultra exclusive resort to go to place for celebrities. One of the bars, they went to staff by semi naked go go dancers, the sleazy holiday. Now this is what the Mirror says offers a window into the relationship between Andrew and the paedophile couple. He’s said to have become increasingly close to them around that time. Well, this would have been after. No, it was the beginning of 2000 and one. So he had yet to meet Virginia. Well, he says he never did. They also went to the Banana Disco Jen, whose website features videos of scantily clad young women. Lana, who runs the travel blog Go Phuket dot net. Banana Disco is a nightclub popular with tourists. Nothing exclusive. Just DJ music, cocktails and a dance floor. Well, there you go, Prince Andrew. I betcha. He regrets that. Now I’ve got to check out Hypocrisy folder Jen, How’s it going? I think it’s pretty full because now that we mentioned this Prince Andrew’s daughter, Princess Eugenie m or use in any or you Jeannie, I don’t know. I thought it was you, Jenny, Complaints again.
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Not to me. She’s putting out finally, her long awaited podcast for the anti slavery collective about human trafficking. I kid you not. I’m not making it up. It was in People magazine a couple of days ago because she trashed it. She stopped doing it, Yes, but now she’s coming back. Yes, she is So the recording started in 2021 at the Princess’s home, and it will be released later this year. Maybe she’s relying on people listening and clicking on it because of her dad. Well, she probably realised she’s going to get a pasting regardless. So should go ahead and do it. So it’s her long awaited podcast. Well, it might be a long awaited by you, but I don’t think any of us needs to hear from you at the moment about human trafficking. And if you are going to do it, I don’t want it to be some kind of astro turf ng reputation cleanser. Why did you introduce some of the girls that we’re getting there but slept at that bar your dad went to? And I wonder if she will include the Ghislaine Maxwell trial? Yes, but she doesn’t. So apparently she’s spoken at the UN about it, but so had Maxwell. Before this, I thought it was prestigious thing to speak at the UN, But I think if you’ve got contacts, you can do it. So I think that the world can wait for your contribution to this unless you’re going to be thorough. So, Jen, do you think she’ll be editing for eight hours? I doubt it should have a professional team. I wonder who’s paying for it. She just have to go in and talk. It would be all scripted. I’ll be interested to see how long it lasts, because once it comes out, people are gonna go crazy. I reckon it’ll be a short series, maybe 46 episodes, and that’s it. Very little press other than launching it, I don’t think there’ll be any follow up. She won’t do any interviews. Speaking of Prince Andrew,
Did you know nine out of 10 York residents want Prince Andrew to be stripped of his title of Duke of York?
Good on him as a survey, a very scientific survey in the Daily Mail. But 88%. That’s pretty cool, Yes, and they’ve also recently removed a plaque in a Belfast city hospital marking its formal opening of its tower block by Prince Andrew. The Belfast Trust said the display was removed without its direction, and its whereabouts are currently unknown. Do you think it’s a prankster? Sounds like the staff got sick of it, or a patient or a visitor and just went time to take action. So it’s red Belfast City Hospital Tower opened by His Royal Highness. Not anymore.
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The Prince Andrew, 25th of June 1986. Okay, so the poor kids at Prince Andrew High School in dark mouth in Canada, they’re going to get their school renamed based on submissions from the general public and students. Prince Andrew High School is in Nova Scotia and it’s going to be renamed, and they’re not putting any spin on it. They’re saying that it’s a result of the sexual abuse case going forward with Prince Andrew. We’re changing the name to move in a different direction due to the negative reports about Prince Andrew, school principal Craig Campbell told CNN in an email. That’s brilliant because I spoke about that about a year ago when they were discussing it, and it looked like at that stage one of the Royal Canadian Mountie, a female officer was going to be honoured. She was killed in the line of duty, so it’ll be interesting to see what name they do choose. But it won’t be the first high school, and I reckon there’ll be quite a few pubs as well. Well, we’ll get to that. Just hold on, Jen. Hold your horses, my dear. A plaque at a police station in Devon marking its opening by the Duke of York Prince Andrew, has been removed.
According to the BBC, the plaque it was taken down by the Devon and Cornwall police.
It had been at the Tourky station since 2000, and one. The action was carried out after a member of the public complaint. Good on him, said Assistant Constable Jim Nice. Well done. Now maybe you could investigate some of those allegations. Virginia made amount. London. Now there’s even a horse race, Jen. So this is from The Telegraph in London. Prince Andrew has plenty on his mind, but the latest ignominy following the Virginia Giuffre a scandal will not be missed by his mother, whose most fervent passion is horse racing. York Racecourse has decided to rename the Duke of York Steaks a prestigious race for sprinters run each year at its May meeting in a bid to distance itself from the embattled voile. And the story will certainly make headlines in Wednesday’s editions. The race has been with us in different guises over different instances and at different times of the years since 18 95 said the club. So this is just another evolution. Yeah, right. Wrong, Right.