California Chrome's Tiny Doppelgänger and Other Must-Click Links of the Week

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Welcome to our link roundup, where we share our favorite stories from around the internet! Know a link that should be included? Email it to americasbestracing@gmail.com!

This story has everything: a Hall of Fame racehorse, the FBI, Secretariat, an adorable foal, and a friendly farmer. (Claiborne Farm)

You guys have seen Taylor Made’s new miniature horse who’s a tiny doppelgänger of California Chrome, right? (Taylor Made Farm)

I love that the biggest spring 2018 trend is bright colors! Please apply this to your racing outfits, friends.  (Tom and Lorenzo)

Spring is almost here! So you need to do whatever it takes to get ahold of one of these seven-foot-tall unicorn sprinklers. (PopSugar)

Ohh! Woodford Reserve’s new Kentucky Derby bottle is really, really beautiful. (The Whiskey Wash)

This “60 Minutes” piece on cloning polo ponies is fascinating. (CBS)

Anna Martin is just 18 years old, but she’s already competing against Olympians at the Red Hills Horse Trials. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Horse lover Helen Neylon’s story is so inspiring: Left paralyzed and without speech by a stroke, Helen was determined to get back in the saddle when her daughter started riding. Now, Helen can speak, walk, and more, thanks to the power of her equine partner Teg. (Horse and Hound)

This video is incredibly informative about exactly how much food it takes to keep a mare with a foal healthy. (National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame)

Courtesy National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Ah, Welly World. *Settles down in rocking chair and unwraps hard candy.* I remember when Wellington, Fla., was just cattle farms and a few polo fields; now it’s home to some of the highest-priced show horses in the world. (Business Insider)

This is pure and good: Zoos and science museums are using Twitter the right way by giving animals Amazon-style reviews. (Earther)

Tampa Bay Downs has a miniature horse named Mouse. Here’s Mouse wearing a tiny blanket while getting her steps in. (Gabby Gaudet)

Um, this robot “jockey” is freaking me out a little bit. (The Mirror)

If you’re planning a Kentucky Derby party this year, don’t you want recipes from a place called Bourbon Barrel Foods? (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Did you know about the Churchill Downs Backside Learning Center, which provides education to the men and women who take care of the racehorses? There’s even daycare and pre-K for the children of backstretch workers! (Insider Louisville)

Meet the handsome Time Alert, a 29-year-old son of Secretariat who’s the poster horse for Long Run, a Thoroughbred retirement sanctuary in Etobicoke, Ont. (Thoroughbred Racing Commentary)

I missed this when it first came out, but the story of Tough Sunday is a must-read. Born blind and deaf, this racehorse has overcome so much. (Paulick Report)

After the Track (a retired racehorse retraining center) and the South Burlington Vet Center are teaming up to help combat veterans with PTSD heal, and that’s a beautiful thing. (NBC 5)

Yessssss! Stevie Wonder is confirmed for this year’s Kentucky Derby. I cannot overstate how often I dance around my apartment to his music. (Louisville Courier-Journal)

“The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco is planning to incorporate her animals (including 50 horses!) into her upcoming wedding. Respect! (Kokomo Perspective)

This is a great piece recognizing the important, quiet work of some of Hollywood’s unsung heroes: the horses who are background actors. (Equus)

If you’re heading to Oaklawn this Saturday, be sure to check out the world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade before you head to the track! (Arkansas Online)

The headline here reads, “Surprise! You can pair bourbon with cheese.” I mean, if you believe in yourself and really put your mind to it, you can pair cheese with anything … but that’s just my journey. Anyway, experts are here to show you how. (Wine Enthusiast)

Legalized sports betting may be on the horizon. Here’s what that means. (Bloomberg)

Meet the new generation of bourbon makers in Kentucky. (Esquire)

Here’s your preview of the Cheltenham festival! (CNN)

Want to see Big Papi attempt to be a jockey? Former Yankees hitter David Ortiz was spotted learning to ride an equicizer with Hall of Fame jockeys John Velazquez and Angel Cordero. (Boston Globe)

These special needs kids are having fun and getting therapy thanks to a Pacific Northwest horse farm. (Snohomish Tribune)

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