I’ll be keeping my Saratoga streak going for another year with a one-day trip to the Spa for the Personal Ensign. This is the second year I’ve traveled specifically to see Rachel Alexandra, which I realized this afternoon isn’t something I can say about any other horse after seven years of following this crazy game. I’ve traveled for races, rarely for horses. What makes her special? Whatever that feeling was when she won the 2009 Woodward — the irrational, giddy joy of being there. I can think of only one other time I felt that intensely about a race, and it was the result of the last leg in my first pick six. Ask me to tell you the story of either, and I still feel the excitement of (her, my) winning. But it’s the horse that’s bringing me back to the racetrack.