Photo taken by moi this morning on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course.
I had the amazing luck today to witness 2-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan work out. I've never previously had the opportunity to see an equine superstar in training, and this was a special treasure, to hang with true fans and have my heart beat to the staccato of his hooves.
We gather in Saratoga each summer, and it's like we have been together all year long. That's the measurement of true friends, isn't it?
We've indulged in art, pastries, the racetrack, home cooked meals, journaling, laughter, tears and an unrealistic amount of gelato.
The sort of stuff that cements lifelong friendships.
Take a peek at who I'm sharing this weekend with (in alphabetical order):