I just wanted to take a minute to let all my friends at WHRRI know that I regrettably won't be returning to Waterford Hills this year - or in the foreseeable future.
Most of you know about the dramatic weight loss my wife and I experienced last year (me: 76 pounds and Char: 92 pounds). Our weight loss success resulted in job offers and we (both) came out of retirement and are now working for Weight Watchers, Inc. - including every Saturday. You guys know me and know that if I'm really passionate about something - I gotta' (at least try to) teach it to others.
My new job - coupled with the responsibilities associated with caring for an elderly mother - has made it impossible to continue the racing aspect of my life ... at least for now.
I am planning a Sunday afternoon visit to Waterford Hills with my son-in-law (and his 2 sons) and my son Mike (who some of you may remember from the 2005 & 2006 F&C crews) later this summer to watch the racing action. I will try to get into the paddock during lunch to see you all and to get a few hugs.
It has been an amazing 8 years and I've met so many incredible people that I won't even attempt individual good-byes here. Just know that I love you all .... will miss you all ... and hope you all stay safe ... play safe ... glove up .... and never forget to "bring something to the party".
Tom Y - The F & C Guy