The passing Wednesday night of Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps, a prominent American financier, Thoroughbred breeder and owner and former longtime chairman of The Jockey Club, served as a reminder of his family’s historic connection to the Thoroughbred industry and to Keeneland.
Phipps’s father, Ogden Phipps, raced four stakes winners here: Numbered Account, winner of the 1972 Spinster; Fast Play (1988 Breeders’ Futurity-G2), My Flag (1996 Ashland-G1) and Cat Cay (2001 Thoroughbred Club of America-G3).
In the name of Phipps Stable et al, Ogden Mills Phipps won eight stakes: Inside Information (1994 Ashland-G1 and 1995 Spinster-G1), Dispute (1994 Spinster-G1), Good Reward (2004 Storm Cat), Dancing Forever (2008 Fifth Third Elkhorn-G2), Parading (2009 Ben Ali-G3), Point of Entry (2012 Elkhorn-G2) and Mr Speaker (2014 Coolmore Lexington-G3).
Of these Keeneland stakes winners, Lexington native C.R. “Shug” McGaughey III trained all but one.
In today’s $100,000 Transylvania (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select, Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable will send out Inspector Lynley, trained by McGaughey. Janney is Ogden Mills Phipps’ cousin. Together, they won the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with Orb.
Ogden Mills Phipps’ survivors include his daughter Daisy Phipps Pulito, a Keeneland Director.