The Woodward Stakes Winner of the Weekly $15,000 Wager Announced by Saratoga 150


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. --  If Mary Burns of Averill Park, NY chooses the winning horse in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes on August 31, she will get to take home the full on-track winnings from a $15,000 wager, not having spent a penny of her own cash.

Burns will have the opportunity to direct a $15,000 win wager, this Saturday, at Saratoga Race Course, using Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson’s money, as part of the Saratoga 150 celebration

Sesquicentennial Honorary Chairs Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson underwrote the $75,000 Saratoga 150 promotion that offered five lucky fans this once-in-a lifetime opportunity. Two of the four previous contest winners have won the win wager - Adam McNeill of Saratoga Springs who left the track with $21,000 and Deborah White of Saratoga Springs who won $22,500. McNeill chose Wise Dan in the Fourstardave, and White picked Princess of Sylmar to win the Alabama.

The final presentation of the $15,000 in cash and the wager for the Woodward will take place in the winner’s circle after the ninth race on Saturday.

The contest winner, and three guests, receive VIP Clubhouse amenities including admission, luncheon and programs from the New York Racing Association that operates Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct Thoroughbred tracks.

Questions about the winner drawings may be directed to


Media Contact:
Ed Lewi, Saratoga 150 Public Relations Chair
Tel. (518) 587-5868 Cell (518) 209-6260


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