Ice-Age Foals, Smarty Jones, and More 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!

Il Palio is Italy’s oldest horse race, and it’s in the No. 1 spot on my bucket list. (TDN Weekend)

I literally squealed with glee when I saw this friendship between a miniature horse foal and the puppy that looks just like him. (Dogster)

Here’s a look at how sports betting became legal thanks to Monmouth Park in New Jersey. (Vice)

If you’ve always dreamed of working in horse racing, Santa Anita Park is looking for wagering ambassadors! (Indeed)

Similarly, Remington Park is looking for a director of marketing! Go forth and get hired, y’all. (Remington Park)

Samesies, doggo. Samesies.

The SmartPak series on if horses were people is among my favorite things on the Internet, and their broodmare edition is accurate.

Remember the ice-age foal mummy found in Siberia? It looks like she’s going to be cloned! (Live Science)

I’ve always wanted to try vaulting: it’s like aerial arts on horseback, and it’s beautiful. (New York Times)

Also from the New York Times: a look at how elite competition horses prepare for major shows. (New York Times)

Have you heard of Southern Phantom yet? He’s a racehorse of a different color! (CNN)

You know how you can bring your dog to the pet store? Well, an Oklahoma man brought his horse to the feed and tack store! (KOCO Oklahoma City)

You have to be in it to win it! That’s how Windsun Magnolia got her only career victory: by being the only horse in a race at Yonkers. (Yahoo Movies)

Bet On A Shining Star lost a hoof in Hurricane Irma, but he’s a fighter. Now, thanks to his owner, the vets around him, and Hopes, Dreams and Horses Rescue, he’s back on his feet with a prosthetic hoof. (WPTV)

The hometown hero is back! Smarty Jones is heading back to Pennsylvania in 2019. (Paulick Report)

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