Ben Cutting’s plans for life after cricket are for property development. Picture: Peter WallisEVEN though he plans to have a few more years on the field, Australian cricket all-rounder Ben Cutting, already has an eye to the future and that future is property development.Cutting, 30, now owns four properties, his home at Hawthorne, an investment property he bought at Morningside which he may redevelop in the future and a house he built at Aster St, Cannon Hill, which is also rented out.He has also bought another block of land at Stanton St, Cannon Hill for $530,000.Glenn Bool of Place Bulimba has been assisting and advising Cutting with his foray into property in the last few years and helping him with the deals.Cutting has now finalised plans to build a Hamptons style home on the latest block which he will either sell or rent out on completion.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by You could possibly squeeze a cricket pitch into the backyard of Cutting’s Cannon Hill investment property. Source: CoreLogic“Playing cricket doesn’t last for ever, unfortunately,’’ he said.“Many finish up playing in their mid thirties.’’“It (Staton St) is my second block of land it is one of four properties I own.’’While he isn’t on the tools during a build, Cutting said he tried to be as involved as possible in his projects – between cricket commitments.He’s already learnt some valuable lessons – most importantly that the cost of construction can quickly increase.Mr Bool said he has worked closely with Cutting for the last three years to help set up his property development life for after cricket.In terms of cricket Cutting is no preparing for the Big Bash season which kicks off in December.
Horse racing’s Triple Crown has been flipped on its head in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into the usual slate of the sports’ three major races for three-year-old thoroughbreds.All the traditional jewels will still be run this year, only in a different order with much more time than usual between events. With tracks shut down for competition in spring, the first two races, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, are adjusting most in moving multiple months away from early and late May. The Belmont Stakes, usually the stage for the conclusion of the Triple Crown, wasn’t affected too much, with only a two-week delay. The means it will be run as the first race instead of the last race this Saturday, June 20.Here’s a complete glance and at the amended, more challenging Triple Crown schedule for 2020:MORE: Watch the Triple Crown races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)When is the Kentucky Derby in 2020?Date: Sept. 5, 2020Post time: TBD. Coverage beings at 3 p.m. ET.TV channel: NBC, fuboTV (7-day free trial)Instead of the first Saturday in May, which would have been May 2, the Kentucky Derby, still 1 1/4 miles long, will now be run on the Saturday of the Labor Day holiday weekend, marking the unofficial end of summer vs. the original, unofficial beginning.Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, officials at Churchill Downs needed to find an alternative date. The reason for moving the race four months back was to give horse owners and trainers better preparation time but also allow guests to more easily change their travel plans. It’s still up in the air, however, whether fans will be allowed to safely attend and watch the race in person in Louisville.The First Jewel is now the second for the 146th running. In the previous 145 years, the Kentucky Derby had to be rescheduled only once. That happened during World War II in 1945. With Germany surrendering that year, the race was able to be conducted, only on June 9 instead of May 5, which was three days before Victory over Europe Day.When is the Preakness Stakes in 2020?Date: Oct. 3, 2020Post time: TBDTV channel: NBC, fuboTV (7-day free trial)The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown becomes the third. The rescheduled date for the 1 3/16-mile Preakness was necessary to fall within one month of the Kentucky Derby. The coronavirus-related decision was made on May 16, which was the original Saturday of the running.Now Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore will have its biggest race in the fall instead of spring. That first Saturday in October comes on the same day Maryland football is set to host Minnesota in College Park and a day before the Ravens are set to play at the Redskins in Landover.The first Preakness was held in 1873 and the 2020 edition will be the 145th running. Before 1931, the Preakness was often held after the Belmont Stakes, before the current usual order was established.All the previous times the Preakness hasn’t been run in May, it’s been run in June. The latest was June 16 for the 55th running in 1945, also altered by World War II 75 years ago. This is by far the latest running of the Preakness, which may have a rare chance to crown a Triple Crown winner.When is the Belmont Stakes in 2020?Date: June 20, 2020Post time: 5:42 p.m. ET, with television coverage between 2:45 and 6 p.m. ETTV channel: NBC, fuboTV (7-day free trial)Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., then gets to become the First Jewel in Triple Crown. June 6 was the original date, but with New York governor Andrew Cuomo announcing horse races could resume in the state on June 1, the NYRA needed time to make the slight two-week adjustment to ensure proper procedures to protect the spread of the coronavirus. Although there’s little change on when the race is running, the big change comes in the race’s length. Typically the toughest, longest test of the Triple Crown at 1 1/2 miles — aka “The Test of the Champion” — the Belmont Stakes is now the shortest race of the three at 1 1/8 miles to adjust to horses building up to the significant layoff before the Kentucky Derby. This is the first time the Belmont Stakes has changed it length since 1926.The 2020 edition will be the 152nd running. In accordance with the other races being moved back in 1945, the Belmont Stakes was run on June 23 that year.After the post position draws on June 17, Tiz the Law, from No. 8, goes into the latest Belmont Stakes as a heavy 6-5 morning line odds favorite. With a victory, the horse will have plenty of rest before attempting to complete the Triple Crown at the Kentucky Derby and then the Preakness.