Remembering San Luis Rey, Sermons on Horseback, 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!

We’re very excited to team up with FOX Sports and the New York Racing Association to bring more racing to your living room! (Broadcasting Cable)

I grew up in Ocala, and now I really want to go back; Rashad Jones’s BBQ restaurant sounds SO good! (TDN Weekend)

Justify’s short but brilliant racing career defied all conventional wisdom this year. (Sports Illustrated)

A year ago, the Lilac Fire swept through the San Luis Rey Training Center outside of San Diego, wreaking a path of destruction through the horses and horsemen who called it home. This story of trainer Joe Herrick and his filly Lovely Finish surviving the trauma together is just incredible. (Washington Post)

It is so, so wonderful to see Victor Espinoza up and around again!

Book your tickets to New York, because the city is hosting horse, cat, and dog film festivals! (New York Times)

A preacher in South Africa is giving sermons on horseback; but I’m mostly here for the name of the church’s district in Pretoria, which is Wonderboompoort. (News 24 Video)

LSU star linebacker Devin White is an incredible horseman, and he’s been showing off his gorgeous mare Daisy Mae all over campus. (SB Nation)

The high-pitched squealing noises I made when I saw this filly’s face must have summoned all of the dogs in the five boroughs:

When patients in a Green Bay hospital feel sad or worried, Rosie the Miniature Horse is there to help. (Leader Telegram)

Ever wanted to know the secrets of horse whisperers? Then this is the link for you. (Farm Ireland)

Congratulations to William Shatner, who’s being honored with a lifetime achievement award from the National Reining Horse Association. (Oklahoma’s News 4)

Since we’re heading into the new year, here are five soon-to-be 4-year-old horses to watch in 2019. (Horse Racing Nation)

If this doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, nothing will.

Speaking of winter wonderlands:

A definitive ranking of the horses in Red Dead Redemption 2. (Screen Rant)

You guys, this cow is HUGE. (Deadspin)

Here’s a great introduction to how to bet on horse racing. (New Orleans Advocate)

I’ve never seen a pony horse that was actually, well, a pony (trust me, this sentence totally makes sense in its own way) and I am OBSESSED.

Aww, Teron Egerton, come to the racetrack! We’ll teach you that horses aren’t scary at all. (The New Paper)

Two rescue horses, Dixie and Luna, are co-starring with Jon Voight in a new movie! (Wave3 News)

The best thing about winter is that it’s skijoring season. I would LOVE to try the sport that combines horseback riding, racing, and skiing! (Travel and Leisure)

Awww, I’m going to take my nephew to see “Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer,” the story of a miniature horse who just wants to pull Santa’s sled. (New York Times)

New Jersey’s Steve Bacque is saddling up with a motorized horse for disability awareness. (New York Post)

I love the idea of bringing horse racing to city streets! (Paulick Report)

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