Del Mar’s Finale, ‘Black Beauty’ Remake, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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Huge congratulations to Del Mar, which just concluded a spectacular fall meet. (LA Times

This is the uplifting story of Meg Levy, whose life was saved by horses when she was growing up. Now, she’s returning the favor. (NBC Sports)

I feel a lot better about my doodles after seeing this medical artist’s rendition of a horse. Trust me, it’s hilarious. (Classic FM)

This is so cool: here’s how Breyer makes their hyper-realistic model horses. (Polygon

If you’re an aspiring author, this is a great article explaining how to write horses. (Tor)

If you’re smart, you’re going to invest in Kleenex right now. That’s because Disney Plus has remade Black Beauty and I am going to weep the entire time. Profit off of my emotions, people! (Polygon

Meet Peter, a 22-year-old pony who’s still competing, jumping, and going strong. (Horse and Hound

This is the only video that matters:

This is an interesting in-depth look at how Australian horse racing has weathered COVID-19 in 2020. (EGR)

Click through just for the photo of this seven-horse-and-rider racing team from Oman’s Royal Cavalry. It’s like circus and horse racing had a baby and therefore is super relevant to my interests. (Oman News)

Ever heard the expression “no hoof, no horse”? This is a look at how horses’ feet function and why they’re vital to equines’ wellbeing. (The Horse)

If you’re a horse owner, this is a great list to get your BFF ready for winter. (The Horse)


I adore this: after three-quarters of a century, a woman on Prince Edward Island is riding again. Even better? Since she always rode bareback as a child, this was her very first time in the saddle! (CBC

Meet Clover, a rescue horse who’s become a superstar in the show ring. (FOX 5 Atlanta

Holy Guadalajara, Batman – Miranda Lambert’s horse is stunning! (AmoMama

I had no idea Jane Smiley had a new book out! She writes some of my favorite horse racing fiction, so I know what I’m curling up with this weekend. (Wisconsin State Journal

One of my favorite Thoroughbreds, Almond Eye, has retired after winning her final race in the Japan Cup. (BloodHorse)

This is very cute: in Minnesota, horse lovers spread a little Christmas cheer to nursing home residents over the weekend. (New Ulm Journal

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