Garden State Racing Returns, the Queen Rides, 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!

Horse racing at Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands in New Jersey is back on June 5! (APP)

You need to see Heidi the pony fostering three orphan lambs. Seriously, these photos are adorable! (The Sun)

This is really cool: the ancestors of the Outer Banks wild horses landed in North Carolina 500 years ago with Spanish explorers. (The Virginian Pilot)

The Square Peg Foundation is truly a wonderful place. Step inside the charity that connects children with adults with special needs to retired racehorses. (KPIX)

Zoomies!

Now tennis fans know how racing fans felt every time Dortmund was trending because of soccer! Tennis Twitter freaked out when Nadal (the horse) retired from racing last week. (Yahoo! Sports)

A Texas rescue horse named Bea gave birth to a healthy foal named Lavender. The photo here is delightful! (KHOU)

Congratulations to Monica Christopher, a California teenager who overcame brain surgery – she’s back to riding her horse and has graduated from high school! (KMPH)

This is very cool: researchers have developed an algorithm that identifies the breakover phase of a horse’s stride; this has major implications in predicting injury. (Horse Talk New Zealand)

A new research project is being launched in New Jersey studying how Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT) assists veterans with PTSD. (Central Jersey)

This is the fluffiest situation ever:

These photos of Queen Elizabeth enjoying a ride on a Fell Pony while quarantining make me happy, so I hope they do the same for you! (Insider)

I’m bummed this has to be pointed out, but please do not pet or feed wild horses should you encounter one. It’s really not good for them, and it’s incredibly dangerous for people. (WAVY)

If you’re a horse owner or a medical science enthusiast, please read this look into regenerative therapies that are helping horses heal. (The Horse)

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