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Foal Patrol Update: Empire Maker, Bodemeister Fillies Get Their Names

As part of the social media activities related to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project, fans were given the opportunity to submit names for some of the horses for the owners to consider. At Gainesway Farm in Kentucky, Bird Town delivered a filly by Empire Maker who has named […]

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In Their Own Words: Marylou Whitney On Birdstone’s ‘Glorious’ Belmont Upset

The New York Racing Association is presenting a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” features prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” This week’s iteration […]

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Foal Patrol: Oaks Winner Bird Town Delivers Filly By Empire Maker

Bird Town, a mare owned by Marylou Whitney and the record-holder for the fastest Kentucky Oaks of all time, delivered the seventh foal of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project at 2:10 a.m. this morning at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky. The foal, a filly by Empire Maker, was a […]

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El Museo Nacional Del Hipismo Y Salón De La Fama Estrena Video En Vivo De Yeguas En Gestación

A través de un comunicado de prensa, el Museo Nacional del Hipismo y Salón de la Fama (Saratoga Springs, NY) anunció el lanzamiento de un innovador proyecto denominado “Foal Patrol” (Patrulla de Potros), donde se muestra el video en vivo – via Internet – de varias yeguas que actualmente se encuentran en proceso de gestación […]

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Live Streaming Of In-Foal Mares Launched By National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will launch an innovative new project called Foal Patrol, a one-of-a-kind collection of live web cameras where people can view real-time streams of several in-foal mares during their pregnancy through the actual foaling. The live camera feeds will be available beginning Dec. 19 from 7 a.m. […]

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Bird Song To Stand At Gainesway Farm In 2018

Marylou Whitney Stables’ homebred multiple graded stakes winner Bird Song, a son of Whitney’s Eclipse champion 3-year-old filly and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Bird Town, will enter stud at Gainesway in 2018. Sired by the late Unbridled’s Song, who currently leads the 2017 general sires list, Bird Song carried his speed to earn triple-digit Beyer […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Bird Song Retired From Racing

Bird Song, a multiple graded stakes-winning homebred for Marylou Whitney, has been retired, according to trainer Ian Wilkes. “He’s been a special horse to us on the racetrack,” Wilkes said. “He’s retired happy, healthy and sound so that’s really what’s most important in this game.” A five-time winner, Bird Song’s biggest victory came in the […]

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Bird Song Ready To Fly In G1 Forego

Wilkes said Marylou Whitney Stable’s Bird Song exited his half-mile breeze on Tuesday in good shape and remains on target for the Grade 1, $600,000 Forego at seven furlongs on the Travers undercard. Winner of the Grade 2 Alysheba on May 5, the 4-year-old Unbridled’s Song colt donned blinkers in Tuesday’s breeze, working four furlongs […]

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Hendrickson Elected President Of National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame

John Hendrickson has been elected president of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by the Museum’s Executive Committee. Hendrickson succeeds Gretchen Jackson, who has served as the Museum’s president since 2014. Jackson will continue to serve as a member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Hendrickson is involved in thoroughbred racing as […]

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‘The Grand Dame Of Saratoga’: Marylou Whitney An Integral Part Of Racetrack And Community

At 91, Marylou Whitney is showing little signs of slowing down. As Bob Ehalt writes for America’s Best Racing, Marylou Whitney remains a vital part of Saratoga – not only to racing, but to the community as well. Whitney, along with her husband, John Hendrickson, works tirelessly on numerous charitable organizations, and she is also the honorary chairwoman […]

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