Last weekend, the 2-year-old filly Thank You Marylou drew off in the stretch to win the Tippett Stakes at Colonial Downs in her career debut. The chestnut daughter of Birdstone already has all the markings of being a very talented filly.
For Ken Ramsey, who co-owns the filly along with his wife, Sarah, Thank You Marylou is already a special filly, and one that means a great deal to the couple.
Several years ago, the Ramseys met Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, at Saratoga. As always, the ‘Queen of Saratoga' was very gracious and cordial, and after first meeting as acquaintances, the couples soon became friends, as Nick Hahn writes in The Racing Biz.
That friendship extended ‘above and beyond' anything expected when, in 2007, Sarah Ramsey suffered a stroke. Whitney, who had also suffered a stroke the year before, flew her doctor from California to Florida to see Sarah.
“They (Whitney and Hendrickson) very well may have saved my wife's life,” said Ramsey in all seriousness.
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