Breeders’ Cup Excitement, Gorgeous Gray Horses, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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Richard Violette, Jr. was a wonderful person, an outstanding trainer, and a huge advocate for horses and the people who take care of them. He will be missed by everyone in the game. (ESPN)

Have you watched the new Breeders’ Cup series “All In”? Because it’s really good!

So if you fall in the middle of the Venn diagram of horse lovers and “Star Wars” fans like I do, you’re definitely going to want to see this draft horse in her AT-AT costume! (Trib Live)

You know Bobby Flay as a celebrity chef, but he’s also a huge horse racing fan and Thoroughbred owner. Check out what he has to say about his favorite sport! (For the Win)

Who wants to head to San Francisco to see photographer Mary McCartney ‘s new show focusing on the beauty of horses? (San Francisco Chronicle)

Will Sports Creek be Michigan’s new home of Thoroughbred racing? A group of trainers, owners, and breeders is working to make the dream a reality. (Michigan Live)

Ever zoom so much that you tumble over?

Remember how Liam Neeson said that a horse he worked with in a movie remembered him? Russell Crowe is chiming in to say the same thing happened to him. (Vulture)

OK, people, I love Winx, too, but I wouldn’t pay $200 for a bag of her poop. Come on. (The Guardian)

This is really cool: new research into horse eyesight is being used to make racetracks safer. (CNN)

Prince Philip knows how to commute in style! I’m happy to see that he’s in good enough health to enjoy a carriage ride. Plus, his ponies are stunning! (Express)

This is patently ridiculous, but you know what? I needed to watch slo-mo kitties set to dubstep, and I suspect that you do, too.

Well, my bucket list just got a new entry: you can now journey to Australia to spend a week learning how to gentle their wild horses (which are adorably called Brumbies). (Lonely Planet)

I love the idea of a kids-only horse show, but I’m honestly just sharing this link because the pony in the photo is so cute and fat and adorable that I want to curl up into a small ball. (The Weekly Times)

Here’s a good look at who’s headed to the Breeders’ Cup. (Forbes)

Speaking of horse racing’s World Championships, here are five storylines to keep an eye on at the Breeders’ Cup. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Also perfect for your Breeders’ Cup planning needs: the Fug Girls have a roundup of plaid coats for fall, and I’m obsessed with all of them. They’re perfect for the races! (Go Fug Yourself)

This is just so adorable:

Today in wonderful cross-species animal friendships: Bravo the kitten was in danger of losing his eyes, but a blood donation from a horse named Logan saved Bravo’s sight. Now the two are BFFs, and I’m so into this whole story. (CBS News Sacramento)

Ever wonder why there are gray Thoroughbreds? Here’s the history. (Paulick Report)

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