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Whitney gift would honor Saratoga's racing heritage

Statue of Native Dancer would sit at entrance to Congress Park

This artist's rendering shows what a proposed entrance to Centennial Park in Saratoga Springs would look like as the result of a proposed gift from socialite Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson.
This artist's rendering shows what a proposed entrance to Centennial Park in Saratoga Springs would look like as the result of a proposed gift from socialite Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson.
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Socialite Marylou Whitney and husband John Hendrickson see Native Dancer as a perfect symbol to welcome visitors to Saratoga Springs. The Hall of Fame thoroughbred dubbed “The Grey Ghost” couldn’t be beaten at Saratoga Race Course, where he won in all six appearances. Native Dancer’s victories were also among the first broadcast on television, something that quickly vaulted him into the national spotlight. By next year, the couple hope to have a bronze likeness of ...


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Msai
June 4, 2014
10:48 a.m.

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I so wish Mary Lou Whitney would give towards a homeless shelter and Spa City Mission to help those in need. It's not as pretty as a statue of Native Dancer, but would go a long ways to help the needs of many in the community. It took a woman dying in the freezing temperatures last winter to enact Blue Code in Saratoga Springs, a great first step. Let's open our eyes and see those less fortunate who live in Saratoga Springs and in Saratoga County.

Tocker3law
June 4, 2014
9:18 p.m.

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Ah men to Msai and Thank you to Mary Lou & John
.
In all, due respect I think the Native Dancer statute and park should be located at the racing museum the track itself or in the auction area.

. There is a lot more to Saratoga than just racing and the park should be left out of the racing equation. The City fathers should provide the community with a public hearing .

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