Phipps Stable

Shug McGaughey Serving 15-Day Suspension For Positive Test In Ohio

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey is serving a 15-day suspension for a medication violation in Ohio that occurred at Belterra Park near Cincinnati last Sept. 9 when the Phipps Stable’s Tactical Affair tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a Class 4 drug recommended for a B penalty under the guidelines of the Association of Racing Commissioners […]

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Performer Fends Off Tax In Discovery

Phipps Stable and Claiborne Farm’s Performer held off multiple graded-stakes winner Tax in a thrilling stretch duel to capture Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the Speightstown colt rode a three-race win streak into the nine-furlong test for sophomores and led the field of seven into […]

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Inspector Lynley Sets Track Record In Danger’s Hour Stakes

Stuart Janney, III and Phipps Stable’s Inspector Lynley relished a cutback in distance, setting a track record on the inner turf with a one-length win in the fifth running of the $100,000 Danger’s Hour at one mile for 4-year-olds and up on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Inspector Lynley stayed off New York-bred Black Tide’s early […]

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Inspector Lynley Works Out Inside Trip To Best Divisidero, Qurbaan In Tampa Bay Stakes

Stuart S. Janney and Phipps Stable’s homebred Inspector Lynley got a perfect inside trip from jockey Jose Ortiz to win Saturday’s G3 Tampa Bay Stakes by about a head on the wire, defeating 4-1 Divisidero and 2-1 co-favorite Qurbaan in a blanket finish. The 6-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid was sent off as the […]

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Fire Away Fights Up The Rail For Off-Turf Dixie Score

Phipps homebred Fire Away dug in to the sloppy going to prevail in a four-way battle that emerged at the head of the lane in Saturday’s $250,000 Dixie Stakes. The 6-year-old War Front son, ridden by Manny Franco for Shug McGaughey, prevailed by three-quarters of a length at the wire. Sent to the post as […]

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Suspensory Injury Sidelines Davona Dale Winner Fly So High

Winner of her last three consecutive starts, Phipps Stable’s Fly So High is not likely to make the Kentucky Oaks, reports The 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon crossed the wire in front in Saturday’s G2 Davona Dale Stakes, but jockey Jose Ortiz pulled her up shortly after the wire. After Fly So High was […]

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Fly So High Gives McGaughey 2,000th Career Victory In Davona Dale

Phipps Stable’s Fly So High gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his 2,000th career win in Saturday’s Grade 2 Davona Dale, earning 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks in the process. The 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, off as the 7-5 favorite, was wide throughout the race to complete the one-turn mile over Gulfstream’s […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Bruce Johnstone

Bruce Johnstone, Manager of Racing Operations for the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Johnstone joined Serling Friday morning, February 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack to discuss his career in the industry, spanning both the front and backside of the racetrack. Born […]

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It’s A Boy! Foal Patrol’s Sabbatical Gives Birth To Colt By War Front

Sabbatical, a mare owned by Phipps Stable residing at historic Claiborne Farm, delivered the first foal of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project at 5:50 a.m. this morning. The foal, a bay colt by War Front, was an early arrival, as the farm had a projected foaling date of […]

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