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
A photo of the 2014 running of the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park

Video of the 2014 Ogden Phipps Handicap

Watch footage of the 2014 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park, where jockey Joel Rosario rode Close Hatches to first place.


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.

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
2014Close HatchesJoel RosarioWilliam I. MottJuddmonte Farm01:40.6
2013Tiz Miz SueJoseph Rocco, Jr.Steve HobbyCresRan LLC01:40.8
2012It's TrickyEddie CastroKiaran McLaughlinGodolphin Racing01:41.7
2011Awesome MariaJohn VelazquezTodd PletcherE. Paul Robsham Stables01:41.4
2010Life at TenJohn VelazquezTodd PletcherCynthia DeBartolo01:40.7
2009Seattle SmoothRamon DominguezAnthony W. DutrowMercedes Stable01:42.1
2008Ginger PunchRafael BejaranoRobert J. FrankelStronach Stables01:42.4
2007Take D'TourEibar CoaDavid FawkesAlice Muller01:41.4
2006Take D'TourCornelio VelasquezDavid FawkesAlice Muller01:42.6
2005AshadoJohn VelazquezTodd A. PletcherStarlight Stables 01:41.0
2004SightseekJerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelJuddmonte Farms01:41.5
2003SightseekJerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelJuddmonte Farms01:40.9
2002Raging FeverJohn VelazquezMark HennigEdward P. Evans01:41.7
2001Critical EyeMike LuzziScott M. SchwartzHerbert Schwartz01:42.2
2000Beautiful PleasureJorge ChavezJohn T. Ward, Jr.John C. Oxley01:41.5
1999Sister ActPat DayJeff JacobsD. & P. Sutherland01:40.8
1998MossflowerRobbie DavisRichard SchosbergWhitewood Farm01:39.9
1997Hidden LakeRichard MiglioreJohn C. KimmelR. Clay & T. Farmer01:40.9
1996Serena's SongJerry BaileyD. Wayne LukasBob & Beverly Lewis01:41.6
1995Heavenly PrizePat DayC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Mills Phipps01:43.2
1994Sky BeautyMike E. SmithH. Allen JerkensGeorgia E. Hofmann01:47.4
1993Turnback The AlarmChris AntleyWilliam V. TerrillValley View Farm01:48.0
1992Missy's MirageEddie MapleH. Allen JerkensMiddletown Stable01:47.0
1991A Wild RideMike E. SmithD. Wayne LukasZenya Yoshida01:49.0
1990Fantastic FindCraig PerretC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Phipps01:50.0
1989Rose's CantinaJean CruguetLeroy JolleyCarl Icahn01:48.6
1988Personal EnsignRandy RomeroC. R. McGaughey IIIOgden Phipps01:47.6
1987CatatonicDonald MillerKing T. LeatherburyWoodrow Marriott01:50.0
1986EndearEddie MapleWoody StephensClaiborne Farm01:48.6
1985HeathertenRandy RomeroWilliam I. MottJohn A. Franks01:48.8
1984HeathertenSam MapleWilliam I. MottJohn A. Franks01:49.2
1983NumberEddie MapleWoody StephensClaiborne Farm01:48.4
1982Love SignRuben HernandezSidney Watters, Jr.Stephen C. Clark, Jr.01:48.0
1981WistfulDon BrumfieldAnthony BardaroBright View Farm01:49.8
1980Misty GalloreDon MacBethThomas J. KellySpring Hill Stable01:48.8
1979Pearl NecklaceJeffrey FellRoger LaurinReginald N. Webster01:48.6
1978Dottie's DollJacinto VasquezPaul A. HealyJoseph R. Daly01:47.6
1977Pacific PrincessEddie MapleRoger LaurinWindfields Farm01:49.2
1976Proud DeltaJorge VelasquezPeter M. HoweMontpelier01:48.4
1975RaiselaEddie MapleLaz BarreraHarbor View Farm01:49.2
1974Poker NightJorge VelasquezH. Allen JerkensHobeau Farm01:48.6
1973Light HeartedEldon NelsonHenry S. ClarkChristiana Stable01:48.8
1972Summer GuestJacinto VasquezJ. Elliott BurchRokeby Stable01:47.8
1971Cold ComfortMike VeneziaWillard C. FreemanAlfred G. Vanderbilt II01:11.6
1970Ta WeeJohn L. RotzScotty SchulhoferTartan Stable01:10.0
1961DisperseWilliam BolandMax HirschKing Ranch02:28.4