ABR’s Annual Horsey-Holiday Gift Guide

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It’s that time of the year again! With the holidays just around the corner, America's Best Racing is sharing some of our favorite gifts for the horse lover in your life. Whether they're a into gambling, fashion, reading, riding, or all of the above, here are some perfect presents for your favorite equine fan (click the gift name for a link to the item).

<a href="https://smile.amazon.com/ideas/amzn1.account.AHTXDWKYVAD54XLOE6G3GPFC3PKQ/38I1WOJ3UWEV5">1. A good book</a>

1. A good book

Sometimes the best present is the gift of reading. From memoirs to fiction, coloring books to handicapping guides, there’s a book for everyone who loves horses and horse racing. We have a list going here that can help you find the perfect book for your loved one this holiday season.
<a href="https://chateauducheval.com/">2. Stunning accessories perfect for a day at the track</a>

2. Stunning accessories perfect for a day at the track

If you know someone who loves dressing up for the races, you need to get them an accessory from Chateau du Cheval. Designed by Valerie Clement, wife of top trainer Christophe Clement, the line is made for people who want to look their best at the raecs. I’m obsessed with the nautical scarf, which has images of horses as well as the word “yearling” spelled with nautical flags! The site has selections for men and women, so you’ll have tons of options for your holiday shopping this year.
<a href="https://visithorsecountry.com/">3. A Horse Country tour</a>

3. A Horse Country tour

This is a great gift for both the racing fan and the horse lover in your life: a trip to Kentucky’s famed Horse Country to visit some of the most legendary farms and Thoroughbreds in the world. With customizable packages for everyone, it’s the ultimate adventure in the Bluegrass State.
<a href="https://www.longines.com/">4. A classic timepiece</a>

4. A classic timepiece

If you want to pamper your loved one this holiday season, then a Longines watch is the clear choice for a classic timepiece. Designed with the elegance of the Thoroughbred lifestyle in mind, a Longines watch is the ultimate accessory for the sophisticated racegoer.
<a href="https://www.grayson-jockeyclub.org/resources/Jr%20Mem%20signup.pdf">5. A cuddly friend for the little ones</a>

5. A cuddly friend for the little ones

A junior membership to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is a great gift for the kids in your life: not only are you helping horses with your purchase, but you’re also getting an adorable stuffed plush horse that the child can name and keep up with throughout the year.
<a href="https://www.woodswholesalewine.com/products/2018-makers-mark-justify-bourbon-whiskey-usa-750ml?variant=19755269161073&amp;gclid=CjwKCAiAlvnfBRA1EiwAVOEgfPKyKn_lG2ougmDz6KdueweXIGf0AjvL-SZqhEcx_nujfU190mAzshoC9JwQAvD_BwE">6. A very special bottle of bourbon</a>

6. A very special bottle of bourbon

The ultimate Bluegrass exacta is good bourbon and a great horse. So consider the gift of a limited-edition bottle of Maker’s Mark celebrating Justify’s victory in the 2018 Triple Crown.
<a href="https://www.cafepress.com/mf/74287517/horse-racing_sweatshirt?desired_product_type=1396">7. A sweatshirt with priorities</a>

7. A sweatshirt with priorities

This is perfect for the big racing fan in your life: a sweatshirt that’s warm, comfortable, and has its priorities in order: eat, sleep, race.
<a href="https://www.groovebags.com/products/horse-lovers-sneakers?variant=35269825859&amp;gclid=CjwKCAiAlvnfBRA1EiwAVOEgfAKiC0LgTylBP-n5Bl5zRWoDVn12sVv9xFca2ryWxhl4hQnmCUO9GhoC4MMQAvD_BwE">8. Some seriously cute sneakers</a>

8. Some seriously cute sneakers

I want these horse-print sneakers very, very badly; and I’m willing to bet there’s a woman you know who feels the same way. Plus, they have over a thousand reviews with an average of 4 ½ out of five stars, so you know they’re quality!
<a href="https://www.camhats.com/america-s-best-racing">9. A dapper topper</a>

9. A dapper topper

Hats and fascinators are a staple of a stylish horse-racing wardrobe; get the look as a gift with Christine A. Moore’s ABR collection. They’re designed by the official milliner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders’ Cup; and the price points make these fedoras and fascinators a perfect present that doesn’t break the bank.
<a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/565780647/horse-breeds-art-print-8x10-11x14-18x24?gpla=1&amp;gao=1&amp;&amp;utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;utm_campaign=shopping_us_c-art_and_collectibles-prints-digital_prints&amp;utm_custom1=bd0fe71b-4623-4f9f-9424-cdf06b9826f6&amp;utm_conten">10. Wall art</a>

10. Wall art

If you know someone who loves horses and graphic design, this wall art illustrating the horse breeds of the world is a sure bet.
<a href="https://www.saddlebox.net/">11. A subscription box for the horseback rider</a>

11. A subscription box for the horseback rider

Subscription boxes are all the rage right now, and SaddleBox’s service is an amazing option for the horse rider in your life. You can choose all sorts of packages, and the boxes will include everything from books to grooming gear to horse treats.
<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Across-Board-Horseracing-Gametop-Maple/dp/B00VOBIJFM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1543423277&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=horse+racing+game&amp;pldnSite=1">12. Something fun for the whole family</a>

12. Something fun for the whole family

Board games are a classic for a reason, so if you need a great present for the family who loves horses and racing, Across the Board is the perfect gift this year.
<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Let-Ride-Richard-Dreyfuss/dp/B00005N5SC/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1543423435&amp;sr=1-2&amp;keywords=let+it+ride&amp;pldnSite=1">13. The perfect movie</a>

13. The perfect movie

“Let It Ride” is literally every horseplayer’s favorite movie. It’s a sure thing as the perfect holiday gift for your favorite gambler!
<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Wine-Savant-Decanter-Bourbon-Whiskey/dp/B01MY0C942/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1543423277&amp;sr=8-19&amp;keywords=horse+racing+game&amp;pldnSite=1">14. A stunning decanter</a>

14. A stunning decanter

This beautiful glass horse puts the “canter” in “decanter” (terrible pun: sorry, sorry, sorry) – it’s art that’s functional, and it’s a gorgeous way to store your favorite bourbon.
<a href="http://store.kentuckyderby.com/Horse_Racing/on_sale/yes/pg/1/ps/60/so/newest_items?ab=%7Bwt-static_graphic%7D%7Bpt-home%7D%7Bal-include%7D%7Bct-KD-Clearance-50-11.28.18%7D">15. A Derby ball cap</a>

15. A Derby ball cap

So many racing fans have the Kentucky Derby on their bucket list, and you can celebrate the run for the roses in style with the gift of a Kentucky Derby ball cap. Even better: if you hurry, there’s a sale going on in the Kentucky Derby shop, so you can score great presents at clearance prices!
<a href="https://www.ebay.com/str/thererunshop">16. The art of champions</a>

16. The art of champions

Did you know that horses can paint? It’s true! And in ReRun’s ebay shop, you can get “Moneighs” done by Triple Crown winner Justify, fan favorite and 2016 champion 3-year-old filly Songbird, the only horse to ever win the Breeders’ Cup Classic twice: Tiznow, and so many others. Plus, your purchase supports ReRun’s retired racehorses, so everyone benefits from this gift!
<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Loveternal-Jumpers-Pullover-Sweatshirts-Christmas/dp/B07H2YPFDB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1543425085&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=ugly+horse+sweater&amp;pldnSite=1">17. An amazing but hideous sweatshirt</a>

17. An amazing but hideous sweatshirt

I mean, it’s Santa Claus riding a unicorn while carry a sword and delivering presents through space. I need it.

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