Susan Hedge /Controller

Susan Hedge

A Spa native, I recently joined the West Point Thoroughbreds team as the Controller, where I work closely with Lindsey handling the accounting functions. I am a CPA and an alumna of Siena College where I graduated with a BBA in Accounting. I spent my first two years of college at Florida Southern in Lakeland, Florida (a beautiful town) because my first letter from Siena began with “We regret to inform you…”. During my decade in public accounting I worked both as a tax preparer and as an auditor primarily preparing financial statements and tax returns for corporations, partnerships, individuals, not-for-profit, and government entities.

I have a wonderful husband, Keith, of 22 years and three amazing childrenthat are the center of my universe. Keith is also a native of Saratoga and works for a local real estate developer. Tyler is a senior at Syracuse University in the Architecture program and a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity. Sydney is a very talented and determined gymnast competing on both the YMCA and the Saratoga Springs Varsity teams. Garrett is playing travel soccer, enjoys playing basketball and football, and is destined to work for Sports Center when he grows up.

I am the youngest of five children, four of which still live in the Capital Region with our brother living outside of Boston. Our parents are no longer with us but I feel their presence all of the time.

grew up just 5 blocks from the flat track and spent countless days either selling lemonade with my BFF or attending the races. My uncle had a box in the Clubhouse for years and I have wonderful memories of being there with my mother and siblings cheering on the horses. At that age I would have to stand on a chair to be able to see the finish line. As a teenager, I remember watching my father handicap the Sunday field at the dining room table late into Saturday night. I thought I was a great handicapper too, although now I realize it was because I always bet on Angel Cordero.

I will never forget hitting a triple that my father bet for me and him handing me the cash at the window. Even now $300 would be a lot to a 14 year old. As an adult, I made it a tradition to take the kids to breakfast at least once during the meet to watch the morning workouts and tour the backstretch. I am so excited to be a part of the WPT team and I can’t wait to get back to the track!