Therapy Horses Rule, Celebrity Equestrians, 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!

Let’s start with something lovely: a 20-year-old ex-racehorse named Fly, who’s a therapy horse for kids in New Mexico, is 2018’s Thoroughbred of the year. (Paulick Report)

Related: let’s talk about the benefits of therapy horses. (Everything Horse UK)

Off-the-track Thoroughbreds really can do any kind of equestrian discipline, and the Retired Racehorse Project shows off their versatility. (Horse Racing Nation)

Looking for the perfect autumn vacation spot? Lexington, Ky., has it all! (The Columbus Dispatch

My favorite thing about fall is the fashion, and tweed ranks right up at the top for me: classic, vaguely equestrian, and perfect for a day at the track. Here are some great pieces to consider! (Go Fug Yourself)

Holy smokes, Maclain Ward and Clinta are amazing.

I love Queen Elizabeth’s love for horses. I’m ready to be adopted any time, Grandma Betsy! (Express UK)

Congratulations to Marky Mark’s 8-year-old daughter Grace, who just got first place in a horse show! (People)

Everybody, put a trip to the Laytown races on your calendar for next year. The 150-year-old Irish event is a celebration of Thoroughbred racing, and it’s held on the beach. (CNN)

“The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Couco is looking forward to getting back in the saddle once the series wraps. (Insider)

Oh, this is right up my alley: scientists are studying Seabiscuit’s DNA in order to find out what made him a champion. (Paulick Report)

Boris, a 24-year-old London police horse who braved missiles and fires in the course of his career, is retiring. Happy trails, big guy! (Horse and Hound)

I’m not always in sync with the Moschino aesthetic, but I want to wear the entire Spring/Summer 2019 collection to the Kentucky Derby. Those hats! (Tom and Lorenzo)

Great news! Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is hoping to return to riding soon. (NBC Sports)

I love A.P. Indy so much, and it does wonderful things for my soul to see him looking so happy at the grand age of 29.

Meet the Suffolk Punch, a rare breed of draft horse that a New Hampshire man is fighting to save. (Concord Monitor)

Have you ever wondered how top racehorses travel around the world? If so, climb aboard Air Horse One. (Smiley Pete)

If you love horses and horse racing, you need to put Lexington, Ky., on your bucket list. (Kinston)

Sam Quek talks celebrity, winning a gold in Hockey at the Rio Olympics, getting an MBE, and her love of horses. (Hello

If you need some inspiration today, let this be it:

You need to see the finalists for the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Trust me on this. (DIY Photography)

I need to find a way to watch this Canadian documentary series on the history of humans and horses’ relationship. (The Globe and Mail)

The Akhal-Teke is a rare and truly beautiful equine; here’s the story of how Turkmenistan saved its golden horses. (OZY)

Get it done, Mary-Kate! The “Full House” alumna is an incredible horseback rider – here she is taking some massive fences in the American Gold Cup. (Daily Mail)

BRB, getting on a plane to Birmingham so I can meet Cherry, the most adorable Dartmoor Pony ever. (Devon Live)

Therapy horses really are amazing. Here’s The 1975 frontman Matty Healy talking about the horse who helped him overcome addiction. (Radio.com)

Take a look back at the rise and fall of Hollywood Park. (Curbed LA)

Go inside the Stronach Group, a family business that’s bringing horse racing tonto the digital age. (Inc.)

Here, have some Cannoli:

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