Saratoga-area natives Andrew Wolfson & Jackie Davis take their tack to Abu Dhabi

On a summer morning in 2007, on the East Side of Saratoga near the Oklahoma training track, Ballston Spa native Andrew Wolfsont was laying brick for a summer job. He’d graduated from Ballston Spa High School the year before and attended SUNY-Oswego for a year, but, feeling aimless, he came home for the summer, looking for a job that would let him work outside.

“It was early in the morning, and I looked over and saw horses galloping, and I thought, ‘That looks like a much better job than the one I’m doing,’ and I’d get to be outside,” Wolfsont recently recalled. “I walked over the barns the next day and told someone I wanted to be a jockey.”

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