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Ogden Phipps Handicap

Grade I race
Ogden Phipps Handicap
Location Belmont Park
Elmont, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1961
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Belmont Park at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Fillies & Mares, three-years-old & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $300,000

The Ogden Phipps Handicap is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race for run annually in mid June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Contested on dirt at a distance of 11/16 miles (8.5 furlongs), the race is open to fillies and mares, three years of age and up. Inaugurated in 1961 as the Hempstead Handicap, it was not run again until 1970. It was raced under that name until 2002 when it was renamed in honor of prominent owner and breeder, Ogden Phipps (1908-2002). His horses won this race in 1988 and 1990.

The race was run at 1½ miles for both sexes in 1961; 6 furlongs in 1970 and 1971; a 1⅛ miles from 1974 through 1994. It was hosted by Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York from 1972 through 1974.


Speed record: (at current distance of 11/16 miles)

  • 1:39.90 - Mossflower (1998)

Most wins:

  • 2 - Heatherten (1984, 1985)
  • 2 - Take D'Tour (2006, 2007)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - John A. Franks (1984, 1985)
  • 2 - Alice Muller (2006, 2007)








2010 Life at Ten 5 John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Cynthia DeBartolo 1:40.72
2009 Seattle Smooth 4 Ramon Dominguez Anthony W. Dutrow Mercedes Stable 1:42.13
2008 Ginger Punch 5 Rafael Bejarano Robert J. Frankel Stronach Stables 1:42.37
2007 Take D'Tour 6 Eibar Coa David Fawkes Alice Muller 1:41.39
2006 Take D' Tour 5 Cornelio Velasquez David Fawkes Alice Muller 1:42.63
2005 Ashado 4 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Stables et al. 1:41.02
2004 Sightseek 5 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:41.46
2003 Sightseek 4 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1:40.89
2002 Raging Fever 4 John Velazquez Mark Hennig Edward P. Evans 1:41.75
2001 Critical Eye 4 Mike Luzzi Scott M. Schwartz Herbert Schwartz 1:42.18
2000 Beautiful Pleasure 5 Jorge Chavez John T. Ward, Jr. John C. Oxley 1:41.54
1999 Sister Act 4 Pat Day Jeff Jacobs D. & P. Sutherland 1:40.79
1998 Mossflower 4 Robbie Davis Richard Schosberg Whitewood Farm 1:39.90
1997 Hidden Lake 4 Richard Migliore John C. Kimmel R. Clay / T. Farmer 1:40.87
1996 Serena's Song 4 Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:41.60
1995 Heavenly Prize 4 Pat Day C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 1:43.20
1994 Sky Beauty 4 Mike E. Smith H. Allen Jerkens Georgia E. Hofmann 1:47.40
1993 Turnback The Alarm 4 Chris Antley William V. Terrill Valley View Farm 1:48.00
1992 Missy's Mirage 4 Eddie Maple H. Allen Jerkens Middletown Stable 1:47.00
1991 A Wild Ride 4 Mike E. Smith D. Wayne Lukas Zenya Yoshida 1:49.00
1990 Fantastic Find 4 Craig Perret C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:50.00
1989 Rose's Cantina 5 Jean Cruguet Leroy Jolley Carl Icahn 1:48.60
1988 Personal Ensign 4 Randy Romero C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:47.60
1987 Catatonic 5 Donald Miller King T. Leatherbury Woodrow Marriott 1:50.00
1986 Endear 4 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Claiborne Farm 1:48.60
1985 Heatherten 6 Randy Romero William I. Mott John A. Franks 1:48.80
1984 Heatherten 5 Sam Maple William I. Mott John A. Franks 1:49.20
1983 Number 4 Eddie Maple Woody Stephens Claiborne Farm 1:48.40
1982 Love Sign 5 Ruben Hernandez Sidney Watters, Jr. Stephen C. Clark, Jr. 1:48.00
1981 Wistful 4 Don Brumfield Anthony Bardaro Bright View Farm 1:49.80
1980 Misty Gallore 4 Don MacBeth Thomas J. Kelly Spring Hill Stable 1:48.80
1979 Pearl Necklace 5 Jeffrey Fell Roger Laurin Reginald N. Webster 1:48.60
1978 Dottie's Doll 5 Jacinto Vasquez Paul A. Healy Joseph R. Daly 1:47.60
1977 Pacific Princess 4 Eddie Maple Roger Laurin Windfields Farm 1:49.20
1976 Proud Delta 4 Jorge Velasquez Peter M. Howe Montpelier 1:48.40
1975 Raisela 4 Eddie Maple Laz Barrera Harbor View Farm 1:49.20
1974 Poker Night 4 Jorge Velasquez H. Allen Jerkens Hobeau Farm 1:48.60
1973 Light Hearted 4 Eldon Nelson Henry S. Clark Christiana Stable 1:48.80
1972 Summer Guest 3 Jacinto Vasquez J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1:47.80
1971 Cold Comfort 4 Mike Venezia Willard C. Freeman Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:11.60
1970 Ta Wee 4 John L. Rotz Scotty Schulhofer Tartan Stable 1:10.00
1961 Disperse 4 William Boland Max Hirsch King Ranch 2:28.40



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