Derby Contenders

Marylou Whitney Stables

Marylou Whitney is a philanthropist and socialite with residences in New York, Florida and Kentucky.  Whitney was introduced to horse racing by her second husband, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, whose family was a major force in thoroughbred racing.  In 2011, Marylou Whitney was awarded the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in thoroughbred racing.  She is a major contributor to the Secretariat Center at the Kentucky Horse Park, and a founding member of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, supporting many efforts to find new careers for horses after their racing days.