1/5/2013 Midwest/Canada Regional: Driven for Success

  • January 02, 2013
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Mari Hulman George’s interest in Thoroughbreds is up to speed.

by Esther Marr

Mari Hulman George has a long and storied history with racing—auto racing. She is the only child of Anton “Tony” and Mary Fendrich Hulman who bought a dilapidated Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1945 and grew the Indianapolis 500 into one of the world’s premier sporting events.

Though the 78-year-old chairwoman of the speedway and her family’s Hulman Co. will always be linked primarily to Formula One muscle cars, she has been an equally devoted advocate of Thoroughbred racing in Indiana. She’s long held a passion for horse racing that grew out of a lifelong love of animals.

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