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Ogden Phipps 1908 - 2002

Mr. Phipps relaxing in Shug McGaughey's barn at Belmont in June 2000.

Date: 04/21/2002

Ogden Phipps, owner and breeder of numerous champion horses, died today at age 93 in West Palm Beach, Florida, after a short illness. He first registered his black with cherry cap silks in 1932 and was the longest reigning member of the Jockey Club as well as a former chairman of that organization. The New York native, born in 1908, was a grauate of Harvard and a World War II naval veteran as well as a champion tennis player in his youth and member of the International Court Tennis Hall of Fame.

Racing fans remember him best as the owner of such homebred champions as Buckpasser, Easy Goer, and Personal Ensign. He won Eclipse awards for leading owner in 1988 and 1989 and leading breeder in 1988. Here are some stats and bios for Mr. Phipps and some of his Hall of Fame racers:

Mr. Phipps is survived by his daughter Cynthia Phipps, his sons Robert Phipps and Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, and his sister Mrs. Hans Scherr-Thoss. Both Dinny and Cynthia have their own successful racing stables.

Funeral arrangements will be private and the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, 40 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022.

Photo ©2002 Cindy Pierson Dulay, licensed to About

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