Ogden Phipps

Bloodlines: I’m A Chatterbox Pedigree Rich With Racing History

In the Delaware Handicap, the charming chestnut I’m a Chatterbox added her second Grade 1 victory to a career record that shows 7 successes from 14 starts, with earnings of $1,834,614. Those accomplishments make her the most successful offspring of the young sire Munnings (by Speightstown), and I’m a Chatterbox presents a deep and fascinating […]

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‘Speechless’: McLaughlin Lays Out Plans For Met Mile Victor Frosted

Godolphin Stables’ Frosted came out of his eye-popping victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap in good order and was headed back to the Greentree training facility in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Sunday morning. The 123rd running of the prestigious Met Mile was Frosted’s first time racing at Belmont Park since finishing […]

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Cavorting Dominates Deep Field In Ogden Phipps

Stonestreet Stable’s Cavorting exploded late to be the 2 1/2-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park, defeating a talented group of older fillies and mares. The 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:40.14 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, earning her second G1 victory and […]

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McLaughlin Preparing Frosted, Marking For ‘Stallion’ Race In Met Mile

While multiple graded stakes-winning 3-year-old Mohaymen gets some time off before launching a summer campaign, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will be busy with several stakes runners during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Recent Keeneland maiden winner Kareena is set to make her stakes debut in Friday’s $150,000 Jersey Girl for 3-year-old fillies. On Saturday, McLaughlin will […]

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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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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Milestones: ‘A Colossal Victory!’

While hold-your-breath photo finishes make up many lasting Breeders’ Cup memories, astonishing winning margins can be just as special — it’s rare to see a horse obliterate a field in a world championship event. The 1995 Distaff was thought by some to be the most competitive race on that year’s Breeders’ Cup card. Soon-to-be 3-year-old […]

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Champion Beholder ‘Questionable’ for Del Mar

Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder, who most recently finished fourth as the favorite in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park, is healing from an injury sustained in that race and will likely be on the sidelines until fall, according to The Blood-Horse. “So far it looks like it’s healing well,” said trainer Richard Mandella. […]

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Close Hatches Denies ‘Princess’ in Phipps

Close Hatches turned back a furious late challenge from Princess of Sylmar and held on to win a thrilling edition of the Grade 1, $1 million Ogden Phipps on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park by a head. Perfectly piloted by Joel Rosario, Close Hatches relaxed well behind Classic Point as she led the field of […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: History Awaits

Even if history were not on the line in Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes, the 13-race program put together by New York Racing Association executive Martin Panza and the racing office staff is nothing short of epic – both in terms of the quality of horses we’ll be seeing but in the betting opportunities. Horseplayers will […]

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