Honoring Secretariat, Horses Easing Anxiety, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

Pop Culture

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!

Did you know that the mighty Secretariat has 263 roads named for him? How cool is that? (ESPN)

A year later, Tim Layden looks back at 2019’s controversial Kentucky Derby. (NBC Sports)

Speaking of last year’s Derby, what happened to winner Country House? Sports Illustrated has the details. (Sports Illustrated)

I love braiding manes and tails, so this is right up my alley:

A free-roaming 25-year-old mare named Jenny is bringing joy to Germans in lockdown. (Yahoo!)

This is a fascinating look into the bond between wild horses and America’s indigenous communities. (Yes Magazine)

This is a really lovely essay and video from Mill Ridge Farm’s Headley Bell on what draws us to Thoroughbred racing: the horses. (Thoroughbred Daily News)

This photo retrospective of jockey Steve Cauthen’s career is amazing, and I also learned that he has a music album! (Cincinnati.com)

Congratulations to art advisor Philippe Ségalot on the birth of his new Thoroughbred foal! Note: Beware if you scroll down on this page - there’s a NSFW artistic image right below the foal photo. (ArtNet)

This is very sweet: When an autistic boy couldn’t go to his equine therapy due to coronavirus restrictions, a family friend made sure he got his horse fix by donating Breyer model horses. (WVLT)

This clip is AMAZING:

In Texas, people are turning to horses to ease their pandemic anxiety. (News 4 San Antonio)

This is a frank but worthy read about what horse sports will look like in the wake of the pandemic. (Horse Talk New Zealand)

Did you know that there’s a drinking card game called Horse Race? Fire up that Zoom and gather your friends virtually, y’all! (Q98.5)

A Massachussetts woman took her horse to the bank - literally! (WHDH)

Nevada state ski champion Claire Eberle says she has horseback riding and boxing to thank for keeping her fit. (Reno Gazette Journal)

Want to give to charity *and* have a horse crash your next video conference? (I have to assume the answer is yes.) Here’s how! (D Magazine)

This is a very good read for horse owners who board during the pandemic. (The Horse)

Residents of a Florida assisted living facility were treated to a horse parade on the first Saturday in May! (TC Palm)

If you have children, check out this adorable book about a very clever horse named Hans! (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Here’s what dual Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert thinks about a September Kentucky Derby. (LEX18)

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