Every year as we sit down on New Year’s Eve to write our annual letter we have all the stats and info from the racing year - we love to review and reflect on successes we’ve had and talk about planning on replicating them in the year ahead. But this letter will be a bit different.
Today we got a call from a long time partner letting us know of a condition he was diagnosed with just a few days ago that will leave him fighting and hoping to make it to another season at Saratoga. The optimism we share with him on his upcoming battle is lovely but hearing him tell his story on his feeling of the situation amazed us all - its not one of fear but of clarity, understanding and thanks.
While we say it often, this is truly a family. One that was created by a common interest but grows by leaps and bounds year over year in varying directions. It amazes us that if these majestic animals were not part of all of our lives, this family we have all created and continue to grow would not be the living breathing creation it is today.
Hearing that particular partners story, while certainly saddens us due to the detail, brings joy to us that we have had the opportunity to get to know and love him as well as each and every one of you. Learning of everyones interests, and beliefs - sharing in successes and disappointments and living this dream we all enjoy - together. Without the horse we may not have had the opportunity to get to know each of you but it is this common interest that allows us to do what what we love and such started this family - but it is the relationship we share with one another that keeps this going.
While we all eagerly anticipate race day and love nothing more than being together in the winners circle what is most special to us is that we have had the blessing of meeting and getting to know each and every one of you. It may be a common interest that brings us together but it is the relationships that we form that keep this family going.
We look forward to seeing that partner in Saratoga this summer, but we also look forward to all the days between that allow us to share this special bond with each and every one of you.
So as the clock strikes twelve on another banner year, we toast to each and every one of you and say thank you - while we know there are many other partnerships you can all choose to be a part of - we are honored you have chosen to be with us, because without you none of this is possible.
Here’s to 2024 where we wish you all health happiness and success on and off the track … together.