Belmont Stakes Afterglow, Horses Helping Kids, and Other Must-Click Links of the Week

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Take a peek inside the TV production truck during Justify’s Belmont Stakes win. (NBC)

Gronkowski (the horse) ran huge in the Belmont Stakes, finishing second behind Justify. Spend Belmont Stakes day with Gronkowski (the man) as he watches his namesake run. (Sports Illustrated)

NBC’s Donna Barton Brothers is awesome, and Justify is awesome – but their connection is deeper than that. (USA Today)

Speaking of Gronk (the man), I think he had a really, really good time at the Belmont Stakes. (Patriots)

You probably know Bobby Flay as a celebrity chef, but the Brooklyn native’s true passion is horse racing. (Esquire)

Now that he’s won the Triple Crown, is Justify the most expensive horse in history? These numbers are staggering. (CNBC)

Speaking of the Triple Crown, here’s a look at the food of the Belmont Stakes. (Forbes)

Deadspin went into the crowd at Belmont Park to see how well the Belmont Stakes crowd knew their Triple Crown trivia. (Deadspin)

The aerial view of Justify’s Belmont Stakes win is incredible! (NBC Sports)

The Kentucky Wildcats basketball team just went to visit Justify, and they brought him a really cute present! (Cats Pause)

Justify’s Triple Crown win was an incredible achievement for everyone involved, especially his breeders. (CTV)

Relive Justify’s Triple Crown victory with these fantastic photos. (USA Today)

Churchill Downs is throwing a party for Justify on Saturday, and you’re invited. (WHAS 11)

Watching giant shire horses race is going to put a giant smile on your face. (At the Races)

Mine That Bird won the 2009 Kentucky Derby, and he did it at odds of 50-1. A horse-crazy reporter catches up with the gelding in New Mexico. (BloodHorse)

The New Jersey Horse Park is hosting an Olympic qualifier for the equestrian games, and I’m seriously tempted to go. (NJTV)

A horse farm in Tennessee is offering free therapeutic riding for special-needs children, and that is a truly wonderful thing. (ABC 3340)

Speaking of kids and horses, miniature horses are bringing comfort to sick kids at Ronald McDonald House. (WCJB)

I adore off-the-track Thoroughbreds, so I really appreciate this article that explains to racehorse owners how to retire their horses to second careers. (Thoroughbred Daily News)

Harley, the most famous pony horse in the world, now has a Breyer model. You better believe I’ve obviously already ordered one and have no regrets. (Kentucky Derby Museum)

Want to win great horse racing memorabilia and support a great cause? Here’s your chance. (Thoroughbred Daily News)

Chantilly looks like Heaven to me, and I will get there someday. (New York Times

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