Allen Jerkens and Whitneys past

The Whitney was first run in 1928, won by W.R. Coe’s Black Maria. Tomorrow, it will be run for the 85th time. Williams Collins Whitney was president of the Saratoga Association at the turn of the last century and oversaw a major expansion and rejuvenation of Saratoga Race Course. His sons, Payne Whitney and Harry…

The First Whitney: Black Maria

Happy Whitney Day!  Whitney is a name as associated with Saratoga Race Course as Travers is; Travers helped found the track and was the first president of the Saratoga Association, giving his name to Saratoga’s flagship race in the track’s second season. The Whitney influence came later: William C. Whitney became president of the Saratoga…

Gallorette in the Whitney

She is a rugged, strong filly, with big joints and a good frame, very much of the type usually with a *Challenger II.  Her head is very good and her expression feminine, but otherwise she is a rather masculine type of filly. Thus Joe Palmer described Gallorette, champion handicap mare of 1946 and the mare…