Hurricane Florence Horse Rescue, a Second Career for Twins, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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Lanscott Fray was a jockey and exercise rider at Woodbine until a fall from a horse paralyzed him. He’s fighting to get his mobility back, and he has the support of Toronto’s horse racing community behind him. (Toronto Sun)

Churchill Downs just opened a new $65,000,000 gaming facility, and it’s pretty incredible. (BizJournals)

Speaking of Kentucky and gambling, the Commonwealth could be the next state to legalize sports betting! (The Street)

Are you 18 years old or younger and want $1,000 for your favorite charity? Then you need to know about this essay contest! (Thoroughbred Charities of America)

This is completely wonderful:

Owning a horse is a wonderful hobby, but it’s also an incredibly expensive one. Here’s how to plan accordingly before buying your first horse. (Financial Planning)

This is a very interesting take on the relationship between horse racing, sports betting, and instant racing terminals. (Horse Race Insider)

A health center in Rhode Island is showing the healing power of horses. (Rhode Island Inno)

In other lovely horse news, equines in Wales are helping domestic abuse survivors heal. (BBC News)

Kim K. just banked $100,000; in this case, though, Kim K. is a horse and she got the cash by winning a race at Los Alamitos. (Fox 45 Baltimore)

Speaking of funny horse names:

The wild horses of North Carolina’s Outer Banks are battening down for Hurricane Florence. (Herald-Sun)

Related: historic horse haven Aiken, S.C. is welcoming equine refugees from Hurricane Florence. (BloodHorse)

Take a look at how sports publishers are teaming up with horse racing news outlets to take advantage of sports betting. (DigiDay)

Cloning is huge business in the world of polo, and this is a fascinating look at the practice. (60 Minutes)

Hermès is reviving its iconic equestrian inspired scarves; now I just need to hit a Pick Six, and I’m off to shop! (South China Morning Post)

Meet the tiny horses who are the biggest hit of the U.K.’s Western Fair. (The London Free Press)

I didn’t even know bike rack art was a thing, but now I’m obsessed with it! (Kane County Chronicle)

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