Ogden Mills Phipps

In The Hot Seat: Succession Plans Seldom In Play For CEO Job At NYRA

Being the head of the New York Racing Association is a lot like managing a Major League Baseball team: you seldom leave on your own terms. Chris Kay’s sudden departure on Wednesday marks the latest exit by a NYRA executive that didn’t feature a gold watch retirement ceremony. If published reports are accurate that Kay […]

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Champion Inside Information Dies At 26

Champion Inside Information died Saturday, Oct. 14 at Claiborne Farm from natural causes due to old age. She was 26. Born at Claiborne in May 1991, Inside Information (Private Account—Pure Profit by Key to the Mint) won 14 of her 17 career starts and was a 6-time Grade 1 winner. She was named the 1995 […]

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Phipps Family Honored At Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration

The Phipps family, represented by Ande Phipps and Ogden Phipps II, the wife and son of the late Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, accepted the inaugural Dinny Phipps Award at the annual Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration held on June 8, 2017, at Bryant Park Grill in New York City. Earle Mack, an active participant in Thoroughbred […]

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Earle Mack Creating Award In Memory of Ogden Mills Phipps’ Commitment To Equine Health

Earle Mack, who has been actively involved in Thoroughbred breeding and racing for more than 50 years, will announce the creation of an annual award named in honor of his friend, the late Ogden Mills Phipps, when the New York Racing Association and The Jockey Club host the annual Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration at the […]

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Goodbye, Mr. Phipps: The Derby As A Late In Life Reward

With the Kentucky Derby just a few days away, thoughts turn to those who had to wait until late in life to experience the thrill of smelling the roses. I knew trainer Mack Miller, the courtly Kentuckian, and when he and Paul Mellon’s Rokeby Stables won with Sea Hero in 1993, I thought everything was […]

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Earle Mack Donates $100K to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation In Memory Of Ogden Mills Phipps

Thoroughbred owner/breeder Earle Mack has donated $100,000 to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation in honor of his boyhood friend, Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps. Phipps, 75, who died on April 6, 2016, was remembered by Mack as “the pinnacle of leadership, who fought every step as an advocate for the health of the horse and integrity of […]

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Medication Reform Best Way To Honor Memory Of Dinny Phipps

Shortly after being named chief editor of Blood-Horse magazine in the spring of 1992, I attended my first meeting of the company’s board of trustees, which consisted of five well-known industry leaders who all happened to be members of The Jockey Club. After the business session was concluded, the board chairman, G. Watts Humphrey Jr., […]

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Former Jockey Club Chairman Ogden Mills Phipps Dies At 75

Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, a prominent American financier, Thoroughbred owner and breeder, and former longtime chairman of The Jockey Club, died Wednesday night April 6, 2016, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was 75 years old. Under his direction, Phipps Stable campaigned numerous winners of prestigious American Thoroughbred races, including Orb, the […]

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NYRA To Honor Phipps At Aqueduct On Saturday

The men and women of the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) join in mourning the passing of Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps, who for many years was a member of NYRA’s Board of Directors and served as its chairman from 1976-83. “I knew and worked with him since the late seventies when I was Hugh […]

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HBPA Told To Fight Back Against ‘Elitists’ In ‘Environment Of Poison’

Eric Hamelback likes to focus on the positive in horse racing. Running his first winter convention as chief executive officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former general manager of Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs in Kentucky put together several panels on Thursday’s opening day designed to give HBPA members reassurance that the […]

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