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Philanthropist, horse racing enthusiast Marylou Whitney dies at 93

The New York Racing Association announced the death of the "Queen of Saratoga"
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Posted at 4:10 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 13:26:21-04

(LEX 18) — Socialite, philanthropist, and horse racing enthusiast Marylou Whitney has died at the age of 93.

The New York Racing Association announced the death of the "Queen of Saratoga" Friday.

A wing of Cardinal Hill Hospital was named for Whitney. She was also known for the pre-Derby party she would host at her Lexington estate.

The announcement of her death was followed by a moment of silence at the Saratoga Race Course Friday.