Ogden Mills Phipps
|Ogden Mills Phipps|
September 18, 1940|
New York City, New York,
|Residence||Palm Beach, Florida|
|Occupation||Financier, Racehorse owner/breeder & industry executive|
|Board member of||The Jockey Club, NYRA, Breeders' Cup Limited, NTRA|
|Children||Ogden Mills II, Daisy, Lilly,Samantha|
Ogden Phipps &|
Lillian Stokes Bostwick
|Relatives||Siblings: Cynthia, Robert Lansing|
|Eclipse Award of Merit (1978)|
|New York Turf Writers Award (1978)|
|TOBA Industry Service Award (2002)|
Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps (born September 18, 1940 in New York City) is a retired American financier and prominent Thoroughbred racehorse industry executive and a Thoroughbred owner/breeder. The son of major Thoroughbred owner/breeder Ogden Phipps, his grandmother Gladys Mills Phipps owned the renowned Wheatley Stable, and great-grandfather Ogden Mills, involved with Thoroughbreds beginning near the end of the 19th Century, owned racing stables in the United States and was a partner with Lord Derby in a racing stable in France.
Widely known by the nickname "Dinny," he was Chairman of the family's Bessemer Trust until retiring in 1994.
Horse racing industry executive
A member of the Board of Directors and a past Chairman of The Jockey Club and of the New York Racing Association, Dinny Phipps is a member of the Jockey Club of Canada  He also serves on the Board of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.
Like their father and grandmother before them, Dinny Phipps and his sister Cynthia had a long working relationship with the Hancock family's Claiborne breeding farm near Paris, Kentucky. In 1995, Dinny Phipps' great filly Inside Information won the Molly Pitcher Handicap, following his sister Cynthia who won it in 1992 with Versailles Treaty, and his father Ogden who had also won it in 1988 with Personal Ensign.
Dinny Phipps and his father were two of the subjects in the 2003 book Legacies of the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders by race historian Edward L. Bowen that chronicled the history of Thoroughbred racing's most influential breeders. In 1978 Dinny Phipps received the Eclipse Award of Merit, the horse racing industry's highest honor, plus he was voted the New York Turf Writers Award as "The Man Who Did the Most for Racing." In 2002, Phipps received the Industry Service Award from the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Among the many successful horses raced by Dinny Phipps were:
- Inside Information (b. 1991) - 1995 American Champion Older Female Horse, won 1995 Breeders' Cup Distaff, 2008 U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee;
- Storm Flag Flying (b. 2000) - voted the 2002 American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly, won 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies;
- Pleasant Home (b. 2001) - won 2005 Breeders' Cup Distaff;
In partnership with William S. Farish III, Dinny Phipps bred Storm Song, the 1996 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly. In England, Dinny Phipps' horse, Posse, won the 1980 G1 Sussex Stakes and G2 St. James's Palace Stakes and went on to sire Group 1 winners.