16 April, 2007. A girl becomes embarrassed after giving flowers to a female US soldier on duty in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
The adorable Laghat.
The Italian Laghat, whose name means “kick”, born in 2003, retired with 25 victories and €103,394 (£81,941 / US$138,200) in prize money - despite being blind.
He was born with a fungal infection in both his eyes, which left him virtually unable to see.
Owned by his jockey, owner, and trainer Federico De Paola, Laghat shares his stable with a Fjord mare, described as his “girlfriend”.
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Laghat in 2013