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Governor Cuomo visits Saratoga Race Track on Marylou Whitney Day

August 04, 2019 02:48 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Governor Andrew Cuomo is making his way to the Saratoga Race Track Saturday afternoon. This marks his first visit to the track. 

The governor comes on a special day in Saratoga. It's being recognized as "Marylou Whitney Day" to celebrate the well-known philanthropist and socialite who passed away last month. The event is in conjunction with her family's namesake race: the Grade 1, $1 Million Whitney. 

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Cuomo is expected to make a special announcement this afternoon. NewsChannel 13 has a crew at the scene and will have updates later during the day. 

So far, a lot has happened this weekend. On Friday, Mrs. Whitney was inducted into the national Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. The city also announced plans to rename Centennial Park for Mrs. Whitney which will now be known as "Marylou Whitney Park."

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Muneib Chater

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