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‘Significant Void’ Left As Hendrickson Resigns, Says Concerned Citizens For Saratoga Racing

The Concerned Citizens for Saratoga Racing released the following statement: The Concerned Citizens for Saratoga Racing are saddened by John Hendrickson’s resignation as Governor Cuomo’s Advisor to the New York Racing Association Board of Directors. John’s presence at NYRA board meetings and in major decisions ensured Saratoga of a firm voice of integrity not only […]

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Hendrickson: Cuomo ‘Most Anti-Racing Governor In New York History’?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s adviser to the New York Racing Association has taken exception to the governor’s reported privatization plan for NYRA that would eliminate slots revenue for capital improvements at Saratoga and other New York racetracks. John Hendrickson, husband of longtime New York racing supporter Marylou Whitney, told the Saratogian that “it’s hard to be […]

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Saratoga Springs: Men Enter Guilty Pleas In Vandalism Of Native Dancer Statue

Two men that vandalized the Native Dancer statue in Saratoga Springs’ Centennial Park have pleaded guilty to reduced misdemeanor charges. The Saratogian reports that Julius A. Simmons and Kenneth P. Martin entered the guilty pleas Thursday in City Court. Both men were charged after an incident last Nov. 20, when they jumped up on the horse […]

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Saratoga Springs: Native Dancer Statue In Centennial Park Vandalized

City police in Saratoga Springs, NY, have arrested one man and are searching for a second person after the Native Dancer statue in Centennial Park was vandalized late Thursday night. The Saratogian reports that police were able to use surveillance cameras to apprehend one suspect, and have issued an arrest warrant for his accomplice. The statue, which was […]

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Whitney Has Bird’s-Eye View Of Fountain Of Youth

For the past century, the Whitney name and Eton blue and brown silks that have accompanied it to racetracks around the world rank among the most recognizable, and successful, in thoroughbred racing. They will be on display again Saturday when Marylou Whitney homebred Gorgeous Bird steps up to stakes company for the first time in […]

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Gallorette, Zaccio New Additions to Saratoga’s Hoofprints Walk of Fame

Saratoga’s Hoofprints Walk of Fame has added two new members for 2014 – champions Gallorette and Zaccio. The Saratogian reports that the two champions had their plaques unveiled by their connections and Saratoga 150 committee members Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson during a ceremony July 10. Additionally, the 30 granite plaques that were unveiled in […]

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Whitney, Hendrickson Unveil Plans for New Centennial Park in Saratoga Springs

Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson have unveiled plans for a new Centennial Park in Saratoga Springs that would be completed in time for the city’s 100th anniversary next year. According to the Times Union, the couple want to “remake the end of Union Avenue at Congress Park with a pocket park with marble features that […]

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Marylou Whitney, John Hendrickson to be Honored by Race Track Chaplaincy

Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson will receive the “Community Service Award” at Rack Track Chaplaincy of America’s White Horse Award Luncheon to be held on October 31, 2013, at The Derby Restaurant in Arcadia, CA.  The White Horse Award Luncheon is held each year in conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup World Championship. Six years ago, […]

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Whitney, Whitaker Among Turf Journalist Honorees

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will honor jockey Ramon Dominguez, racing benefactors Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, broadcaster Jack Whitaker and sportswriter Bob Fortus at its 54th annual awards dinner on Oct. 30 at The Derby, in Arcadia, Calif. Dominguez won the Eclipse Award as the leading rider in North America each of the […]

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