Gansevoort Woman Becomes Second Straight Contestant to Score in Saratoga 150 Win Wager after Princess of Sylmar Captures Saturday’s Alabama at Saratoga Race Course
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Contact: Eric Wing
Alabama 15K Winner – Deborah White (far left) of Gansevoort, NY, holds up her winning ticket after Princess of Sylmar wins the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 17. White celebrated her win with Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, honorary co-chairs of the Saratoga 150 celebration and sponsors of the 15K Win Wager. Photo: NYRA.
Alabama 15K Winner – Saratoga 150 Honorary Co-Chair John Hendrickson (left) looks on as Deborah White of Gansevoort, NY, shows the ticket that would net her $22,500 after Princess of Sylmar went on to capture the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 17. The New York Racing Association television analyst Richard Migliore announces White’s wager in the winner’s circle. Photo: NYRA.
Details: Deborah White of Gansevoort, NY, claimed $22,500 after placing a $15,000 win wager on Princess of Sylmar, who captured the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 17. Princess of Sylmar, who paid $3 on a $2 win bet, won the 133rd running of The Alabama for 3-year-old fillies.
White placed the $15,000 wager using money provided by Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, as part of the Saratoga 150 celebration.
White, who works two jobs, described the event as “life altering” and added that it’s the most exciting thing she’s ever done. She plans to save the money for retirement.
White is the second consecutive contestant to capitalize on the 15K Win Wager. Last week, Adam McNeill of Saratoga Springs, NY, and his wife, Jennifer Runkel, claimed $21,000 after placing a $15,000 win wager on Wise Dan, the 2012 Horse of the Year who captured the Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 10.
Sesquicentennial Honorary Chairs Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson are underwriting the Saratoga 150 promotion that offers five lucky fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to place a $15,000 win wager on a major graded stakes race at Saratoga Race Course. The couple initiated the idea for the Saratoga 150 promotion as ardent supporters of racing.
The promotion will continue on August 24 for the $1 million Travers and August 31 for the $750,000 Woodward Stakes.
Registration for the two remaining $15,000 fan-wager drawings can be made on the sesquicentennial website, www.Saratoga150.com/contest.