We're back in the saddle at Weird Horse News and, with many smaller equine-related stories in the headlines, I've put together little medleys to be posted here and there.

So, here it goes:

Who's Faster?
Earlier this month the Meadows Racetrack in Washington, Pa., had an unexpected race tagged onto their card for the night. As a race was about to begin, three deer jumped onto the track and started running around (not with the horses, mind you).

The track announcer got into the act, calling the race as he would for horses (Which I think is awesome. You go, Roger Huston!): "As they race down the track, Bambi has the lead. Here comes Rudolph from the outside."

The group never made a complete circuit around the track, but they did pop into the paddock where the horses that were getting ready to race were being held. The deer spent several minutes in the spotlight, but then found their way out.

We know you'd love to see the video, so here's what I could find: Watch here.

The unofficial winner? According to Huston, it was Bambi.

Sound Familiar?
Recently it was announced that a Caribbean crustacean was named after Bob Marley, and then there was a link for other animals of all types who were named after celebrities. One caught my eye:

There is a species of horse fly sporting a golden rear end with the name Scaptia (Plinthina) beyonceae. Can you tell what celebrity this "bootylicious" fly is named after? If you guessed the siren Beyonce, you would be correct! Experts call this horse fly the "all-time diva of flies," so of course it had to be named after the diva herself, who also sports a famous bum.

So, of course, that leaves me to wonder: What other horse-related species would be named after a celebrity?