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Eight's a lucky number, and some pretty famous baseball players have worn it on their jerseys: Yogi Berra, Carl Yastrzemski, Willie Stargell, Cal Ripken, to name a few. As the countdown to opening day drops to 8, it's only appropriate that we travel down memory lane to 2008 - a Saratoga season that featured stars such as Curlin, Forever Together, Better Talk Now, Wait A While, and Colonel John.

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Better Talk Now, age 9, and trainer Graham Motion enjoy quiet time on the backside.

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Trainer Carl Nafzger is inducted into the Hall of Fame, as wife Wanda revels in the moment.

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Colonel John, in the white cap, defeats Mambo in the Travers.

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Curlin wins the Woodward.

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Curlin works through the mist.

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Evening Attire gets a bath at trainer Pat Kelly's barn.

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Forever Together takes the Diana.

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A group photo of Hall of Fame members. How many can you name?

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Jess Jackson watches Curlin get some TLC.

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Tin Cup Chalice wins the Albany and with it the NY Big Apple Triple Crown.

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Macho Again works in the morning mist.

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Matt McCarron leaps off Dark Equation after winning the Turf Writers Steeplechase.

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The always affable Mike Hernandez and jockey Cornelio Velasquez.

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Robin Smullen has her hands full with Tale of Ekati.

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Trainer Tim Hills' goat, Norman.

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Wait A While wins the Ballston Spa.

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The stunning Wanderin Boy.

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