Mike Smith Day, a New Career for Zenyatta’s Son, 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!

Happy Mike Smith Day! New Mexico is declaring July 8 ‘Mike E. Smith Day’ in honor of the Triple Crown-winning jockey. (Daily Racing Form)

You guys! Gronkowski’s owners have bought a new horse, and they’ve named him after LeBron James! (Sports Illustrated)

Zenyatta’s son Cozmic One has a new life as a show horse, and he’s heading to the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover! (TDN Weekend)  

This list of 15 books every horse-crazy kid read in the 90s is on point. I literally read all of these. (Bustle)  

Related: these are some great horse books to read to a recovering equine. (New York Times)  

This is truly wonderful news: Canterbury Park hosted a Jockey and Jeans fundraiser and earned over $300,000 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. (Paulick Report)

Residents of Milwaukee will now have access to horse therapy to help with trauma. (Milwaukee Star Tribune)  

This is a fascinating piece on how wild horses deal with death and loss. (Horse Talk New Zealand)  

Eye masks, a hot tub, massages… don’t you love a spa day? It turns out that horses do, too! (Daily Mail)  

A miniature horse is making a huge impact on the children of Toledo’s Ronald McDonald House. (ABC 13)  

Everyone in the UK is rooting for England to win the World Cup, including Meg the horse, who went to a bar to watch the soccer. (BBC World News)  

An equine retirement farm is welcoming the public to feed its residents, and the photos are so sweet. (Gainesville Sun)  

I’ve always wanted to visit the Palio di Siena, the bareback horse race through Siena, Italy steeped in over four hundred years of history. (National Review)  

I love articles like this! Scientists have just discovered evidence of horse dentistry 3,000 years ago in Mongolia. (Science Magazine)  

Relive the highlights of this week in racing with a slideshow of Thoroughbred action around North America. (BloodHorse)

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