Saratoga Barn Animals, Keeneland’s New Ad, a Miniature Therapy Horse, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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This is lovely: country music supergroup Sugarland went to western Michigan to help out an equine therapy organization. (Michigan Live)

If you love horses and small French towns, then you won’t want to miss this beautiful photo essay on Deauville. (TDN Weekend)

Lava Man is a Thoroughbred legend, so it’s fantastic to hear that he’s recovering from a life-threatening case of colic. (Paulick Report)

The Palio di Siena is an ancient Italian horse race, and I would love to go one day. (OZY)

Horses aren’t the only animals in the Saratoga barn areas! Stop what you’re doing and watch this immediately for pigs, pups, and so much more. (Spectrum News)

Have you seen the new Keeneland ad? It’s beautiful, and it’s a celebration of the Thoroughbred. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

We’re so excited to have Belle Vodka as the official vodka partner of ABR! (Food & Beverage)

Meet the equine ambassadors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, who are teaching the inmates at the Wallkill Correctional Facility to care for horses. (Spectrum News)

Get to know Southern Phantom, the stunning racehorse with unforgettable markings. (New York Times)

One of the top food halls in America is in Lexington, Ky. – I know where I’m going next time I’m in town! (Lexington Herald-Leader)

How cool is this? Scientists are studying a 40,000-year-old perfectly preserved horse recently unearthed in Siberia. (The Sun)

According to The Onion, Calumet Farm has been up to quite the secret side strategy these days! (The Onion)

This is basically a best-case scenario for me: a Houston man came home to find a very cute miniature horse in his driveway. (ABC 13)

Speaking on miniature horses (c’mon, you guys, you know I can’t limit myself to just one article about them a week!), meet Blue Moon, the tiny therapy horse bringing joy to patients and their families at UCLA Health. (UCLA Newsroom)

The Przewalski’s horse is an ancient – and now endangered – breed of equine. Fortunately, four foals are thriving at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Virginia! (Horse and Hound)

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