08/07/2015 2:10PM

Whitney, Vanderbilt honored as Pillars of the Turf

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – It’s fitting that the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is located a stone’s throw from Saratoga Race Course, but it’s especially fitting this year. Owners and breeders John Hay Whitney and Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, contemporaries who made extraordinary contributions to the sport for more than half a century and whose family names are fixtures on the New York calendar, were enshrined in the Hall of Fame’s Pillars of the Turf category at Friday’s annual induction ceremony.

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