The Derby DQ, Preakness Parties, Pony Horses, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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You guys! Huge congratulations to legendary track announcer Tom Durkin, who just got his college degree after leaving St. Norbert College 43 years ago to pursue his dream. (ABC Action News 2)

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Preakness InfieldFest. (Baltimore Sun)

The British royal family spent the weekend at a horse show, and Queen Elizabeth looks so happy, y’all. (Go Fug Yourself)

I also want to know what that horse at the end of this week’s episode of "Game of Thrones" was all about. (Elle)

Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica is riding in the Royal Windsor Horse Show! (Daily Mail)

This is fascinating! Scientists have discovered a “ghost species” in today’s horses by studying their DNA. (Haaretz)

Someone remade “Old Town Road” using only horse sounds and honestly I want this for every song ever. (AV Club)

This is a good take on the Derby DQ. (Daily Racing Form)

RuPaul wore a pink zebra suit for the Met Gala and I am here for it. (Tom and Lorenzo)

Devin White knows what’s up.



In lovely news, a pony pulling a chariot is giving wheelchair users the chance to explore new places. (BBC News)

Step inside the horse racing and fashion of the Iroquois Steeplechase. (Tennessean)

A Las Vegas bettor turned an $8 Kentucky Derby wager into $78,000. I’m not going to lie: I’m a little jealous. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

This is an excellent introduction to pony horses, the unsung heroes of the racetrack. (The Horse)

You need to meet Cinderella’s newest pal, a miniature horse who just took up residence at Walt Disney World. (FOX 8 Cleveland)

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