Ogden Phipps Handicap: Race History & Results

  • Location: Belmont Park
  • Inaugural Race: 1961
  • Distance: 1 & 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-old Fillies & Mares
  • 2015 Purse: $1 million
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A Brief History of the Ogden Phipps Handicap

The Ogden Phipps Handicap (sometimes referred to as the Ogden Phipps Stakes) is a Grade I horse race hosted annually in Elmont, New York at Belmont Park. Inaugurated in 1961 as the Hempstead Handicap, the race was not run again until 1970 and has since then become a staple in horse racing on the East Coast.

The race was run under its original name until 2002, when it was renamed to honor Ogden Phipps, the legendary owner/breeder and New York native who had passed that same year. Throughout his long career in horse racing, Phipps was well known for producing winners: he bred nine Champion horses (3 would be inducted into the Hall of Fame), leading him to win an Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder in 1988, as well as back to back Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Owner in 1988 and 1989. A year after his passing, he was awarded the Eclipse Award of Merit, the American horse racing industry’s highest honor.

Notable entries in the Ogden Phipps Handicap include Serena’s Song (1996 winner and Hall of Fame inductee), Beautiful Pleasure (2000 winner and 1999 Older Female Champion), and Ashado (2005 winner, 2005 Older Female Champion, and Hall of Fame inductee).




Ogden Phipps Handicap – Race Records

Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Ogden Phipps Handicap:

Speed record

1.39.90
Mossflower - 1998

Most Wins by a Jockey

5
Eddie Maple (1975, 1977, 1983, 1986, 1992)

Most Wins by a Trainer

3
5 Tied: H. Allen Jerkens (1974, 1992, 1994), Claude R. McGaughey III (1988, 1990, 1995), Robert J. Frankel (2003, 2004, 2008), Todd Pletcher (2005, 2010, 2011) & William I. Mott (1984, 1985, 2014)

Most Wins by an Owner

3
Juddmonte Farms (2003, 2004, 2014)





Historical Results for the Kentucky Oaks

Over the years, many notable horses have been crowned winners at the Ogden Phipps Handicap. In the table below, view a record of the winning horses, jockeys and trainers for the Ogden Phipps Handicap.

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2014
Close Hatches
Joel Rosario
William I. Mott
Juddmonte Farm
01:40.6
2013
Tiz Miz Sue
Joseph Rocco, Jr.
Steve Hobby
CresRan LLC
01:40.8
2012
It's Tricky
Eddie Castro
Kiaran McLaughlin
Godolphin Racing
01:41.7
2011
Awesome Maria
John Velazquez
Todd Pletcher
E. Paul Robsham Stables
01:41.4
2010
Life at Ten
John Velazquez
Todd Pletcher
Cynthia DeBartolo
01:40.7
2009
Seattle Smooth
Ramon Dominguez
Anthony W. Dutrow
Mercedes Stable
01:42.1
2008
Ginger Punch
Rafael Bejarano
Robert J. Frankel
Stronach Stables
01:42.4
2007
Take D'Tour
Eibar Coa
David Fawkes
Alice Muller
01:41.4
2006
Take D'Tour
Cornelio Velasquez
David Fawkes
Alice Muller
01:42.6
2005
Ashado
John Velazquez
Todd A. Pletcher
Starlight Stables
01:41.0