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The 89th Academy Awards arrives Sunday, and horse racing aficionados can revel in the implicit recognition the sport of kings annually receives when journalists and film buffs adopt racing’s handicapping lingo to forecast the night’s winners.

Actual awards for horse movies have been harder to come by, so, in advance of Oscar night, the team at America’s Best Racing came up with some achievements in the field of equine-related celluloid that we believe were overlooked by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences the first time around and deserve recognition.

It’s National Drink Wine Day, and that’s a day worth celebrating! If you’re a horse racing fan and a lover of the grape, your two passions can dovetail nicely on National Drink Wine Day. Plus, wine is not only delicious, but it has other health benefits that you can reap while enjoying your favorite vintage today. But don’t trust me on this; trust America’s sweetheart Betty White.

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is the air. The roses, the candy and cashing that winning wager at the racetrack. We all love to cash a winning bet and there are plenty of racehorses with names that fit with Feb. 14. Here are a few of them.

They say that love can be found in the unlikeliest of places. If you’re not a horse person, finding love at a racetrack would probably qualify as one of those unlikely — if not totally strange — places. But if you’ve spent enough time either going to the races or working at the track, it’s not all that far-fetched to imagine romances being sparked over conversations about speed figures or candlelight dinners … by the barn (OK, that one I just made up).

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