Triple Crown reroute: Shortened Belmont Stakes set for June 20 without fans amid pandemic as horse racing’s three biggest events are re-ordered for the first time since 1931

Sir Winston, ridden by jockey Joel Rosario, wins the 151st Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York on June 8, 2019. This year’s Belmont will lead off the Triple Crown on June 20 in New York with no fans in attendance and at a distance of 1 1/8 miles instead of the 1 1/2-mile […]

Triple Crown-winner Bob Baffert is suspended just 15 days by Arkansas racing officials after two of his horses tested positive for banned substance

Gamine, a 3-year-old filly who tested positive after winning at Oaklawn on May 2, won her most recent start in the Acorn Stakes on June 20 at New York’s Belmont Park. She romped by 18 3/4 lengths in stakes-record time, and Baffert is considering running her against males in the Kentucky Derby.

New Zealand was acclaimed a world leader in handling Covid-19. Now it’s dealing with a fresh outbreak

The country will be hoping it can avoid a similar situation to its neighbor Australia, where the state of Victoria is reporting hundreds of new cases each day. The state currently has more than 7,800 active cases, and has reported at least 275 coronavirus deaths, as of Thursday. Like New Zealand, Australia imposed strict border […]

National Prosecco Day 2020: The best bottles of fizz for summer

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New Zealand registers 13 new coronavirus cases

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has put Auckland, a city of 1.6 million people, into lockdown for an initial period of three days as health officials try to trace the origin of the infections. Social distancing rules and limits on gatherings have also been reimposed on the rest of the country.

The most ridiculous style trend ever? New ‘contactless fashion’ brand sells DIGITAL clothing for up to $700 – then sends customers a photo of the design edited onto their body

For regular shoppers, the brand also has a ‘fit guide’ online — but unlike other fashion brands, who use that to help customers see how garments will fit, the Tribute Brand fit guide gives instructions for how to best take pictures to be fitted with images of the clothes they buy. 

Meghan Markle’s Outspoken Comments on Race, From ‘Percolating’ U.S. Tension to ‘Divisive’ British Media

“And as a biracial woman, I watch in horror as both sides of a culture I define as my own become victims of spin in the media, perpetuating stereotypes and reminding us that the States has perhaps only placed bandages over the problems that have never healed at the root.”

One IT Guy’s Spreadsheet-Fueled Race to Restore Voting Rights

And yet the race was all blood and claw. A Republican-backed ad accused Karofsky, a prosecutor, of offering “no jail time for a monster who sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl,” even though she’d had nothing to do with the sentencing. Karofsky said Kelly displayed “corruption in its purest form.” The other conservative justices on the […]

Meghan Markle Reveals Scars of L.A. Race Riots—Falling Ash, Billowing Smoke and Men With Guns

“I am exceptionally proud of you and I’m wishing you a huge congratulations on today, the start of all of the impact you are going to make in the world as the leaders we all so deeply crave.

Cuomo to sign additional police reforms in New York

What defunding the police looks like is different in various localities. In Minneapolis, the supermajority of the City Council seemingly supports a complete structural dismantling of the department. In other places, departments would remain in place but get fewer government resources, with some of their funding directed toward social justice programs.