Marylou Whitney accepts Racing Hall of Fame honor for 3 generations

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William Collins Whitney, grandfather of Marylou’s late husband, Cornelius C.V. “Sonny” Whitney, purchased the Saratoga Race Course in 1900 and resuscitated the expiring Victorian lady, and, with August Belmont II, created Belmont Park.

Sonny’s father, Harry Payne Whitney, won the Kentucky Derby twice as well as the Preakness and Belmont four times each. He was the top breeder in the country by earnings 11 times and the nation’s top owner by earnings eight times.

Marylou Whitney accepts Racing Hall of Fame honor for 3 generations…

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