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No horsing around allowed on this flight

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That’s right, the 50 or so horses on the U.S. equestrian team will be FedExed to the London Olympic Games.

The 1,000-pound athletes will fly on a jet outfitted with custom-built stalls and will be served specially prepared in-flight beverages and snacks, including apple juice, carrots and Gatorade.

Check out this NPR Morning Edition report from earlier this week. 

Click here for the NPR audio report.

Playing the ponies good for the economy

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Looking for
 signs of economic recovery? Here’s a good one: Sale of two-year-olds at Keeneland on Monday were better than last year.

Gross sales, median price and number of horses sold were all higher compared to the 2009 sale, the Associated Press reported.

If the horsey set is spreading the green, the economy must be headed in the right direction.

It will be even more interesting to see how much money is wagered on the Kentucky Derby come May 1.

As Derby wagering goes, so goes the economy, according to my totally unscientific analysis.

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