On Monday, September 4, 2006, we brought new meaning to the final day of the track. Our party posse that day — Jen, Sue, Josh, Hugh, Jami, Eric, Michele, and I — shut down the track. We were literally the last fans to leave. When we left, the track was dark — the sun had set on the 2006 racing season at Saratoga. Only the cleaning crew remained. Hugh even climbed a tree (I tried, but he apparently has better monkey skills than I do). No one really won anything, but I had plenty of tickets to show for my losses at the end of the day.
Thank you, Saratoga 2006. It was another season we’ll never forget.