Thoroughbred Auctions, Riding Fitness Tips, and More Must-Click Links of the Week

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The Marylou Whitney Collection, an auction of the famed philanthropist's personal belongings to raise funds for the Saratoga Backstretch Clinic, is live! (Marylou Whitney Collection)

Travel back in time to the 1984 Olympics when Touch of Class and Joe Fargis embodied the American dream at the summer games held at Santa Anita Park. (Chronicle of the Horse)

A Chinese man just won ¥1.8 billion (that’s right: billion!) on Japanese horse racing. Here’s his secret. (Sora News)

Is the horse in Ghost of Tsushima the spiritual brother of Roach from The Witcher? This is the kind of video game discourse I’m here for. (VG 24/7)

Looks like the elite Pennsylvania National Horse Show will take place in Florida this year. (Penn Live)

I absolutely love this! Meet the brave horses who serve as outrider ponies at the Meadows racetrack. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Space Force horse? Space Force horse. (The Week)

This is good and pure:

Happy retirement to the one and only Steve Haskin! (BloodHorse)

Jay Robinson found safety and happiness at the barn while transitioning. Horses really are the best! (Out Sports)

If you’ve been sidelined from riding during the pandemic, this is a great list of ways to get fit for riding again. (The Reflector)

Did you know that former Baylor Hall of Famer and NFL player Jason Smith operates an equestrian facility in Texas? (KWTX)

I cannot stop watching this:

Gotta love the fact that a real estate agent in California created a music video to help sell an equestrian estate! (San Francisco Chronicle)

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports is teaming up with JustWorld to hold an online auction to help break the poverty cycle. (FEI)

Speaking of worthy causes, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s annual fundraiser is coming up on August 11! (The Daily Gazette)

Oooh! I always wanted a Connemara pony when I was a little girl, so I very much enjoyed these eleven fun facts about them. (Irish Central)

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