Justify Buzz, Gronk the Horse, and Other Must-Click Links of the Week

Pop Culture
So you think riding a horse is difficult? (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

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!

I love hearing that American Pharoah’s owner is rooting for Justify to win the Triple Crown! (Asbury Park Press)

I’m going to let this headline speak for itself: “Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake.” (The Independent)

This came out before the Preakness Stakes, but I really enjoyed this piece giving readers the insider perspective of how a horse is prepared for a Triple Crown race. (New York Times)

Go inside the stories and scene at this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. (CNN)

This is awesome! Watch top-young jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. get a riding lesson from Justify’s Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. (El Potro Roberto)

The tallest and smallest horses in the world hung out together, and you need to see it. (FOX 8 Cleveland)

Oooh, this is a really good idea! There’s now an Airbnb for horses. (Lower Hudson Valley)

Love celeb spotting? Then you’re going to want to see the who’s who at the Preakness Stakes! (Baltimore Sun)

Veterans with PTSD are finding help through horses. (TAP into Bloomfield)

Horses also help teens struggling with mental illness; it’s wonderful to see equine-assisted therapy growing. (US News and World Report)

On a related note, a horse whisperer in Spain is using his herd to help people suffering from stress. (ABC News)

Diamond Creek Farm in Kentucky looks like heaven to me! (TDN Weekend)

I really, really want to go to this store. (Virginia Connection)

Gronkowski (Eclipse Sportswire)

I’m leaving the headline here and adding exactly no editorialization. “‘Gronkowski’ the Horse Opened at 69–1 to Win the Belmont Stakes.” (The Big Lead)

A TV reporter in the UK risked her life to catch a loose horse; the video is wild. (Deadspin)

She really is a perfect 10! Animal advocate, actor, and horse racing ambassador Bo Derek has just joined the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club board. (Horse Racing Nation)

Ever wanted Taco Bell so badly that you’ve taken a horse-drawn carriage there? (FOX 31 Denver)

Want to watch a police horse do the Cupid Shuffle at a block party in Cleveland? Of course you do! (WIBV 4)

Trainer Martine Bellocq was horribly burned trying the save her horses from the Lilac Fire in December; now doctors are optimistic about her recovery. (ABC 10 News)

Announcer Larry Collmus made the most amazing race call for a very foggy Preakness Stakes. This behind-the-scenes shows just how little of the race he could see. (NBC Sports)

Michael Blowen of Old Friends Farm really is the best. His devotion to Silver Charm is my favorite thing. (World Horse Racing)

A deal has reportedly been reached for Justify’s breeding rights! I would totally send a mare to him if I owned one. (ESPN)

Here’s an early look at the Belmont Stakes probables and odds! (CBS Sports)

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