Tag: Ogden Phipps

Letruska and jockey Jose Ortiz wired the field in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps earlier this month. The pair just became the favorites for Saturday's Grade 2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs. (Image: Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

Red Hot Mare Letruska Will Run Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs

Trainer Fausto Gutierrez turned Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet closing day from impressive to electric when he told the Daily Racing Form on Sunday that his star mare, Letruska, will run the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Stakes. That turns the already-deep, 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis into a Grade 1-worthy […]

Swiss Skydiver owns stakes victories at five tracks, including two here at Santa Anita Park. She attempts to add Belmont Park to her stakes resume in Saturday's Grade 1 Ogden Phipps. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Swiss Skydiver Finally Lands at Belmont Park for Deep Ogden Phipps

Somehow, the Swiss Skydiver Stakes Tour bypassed Belmont Park. Somehow, the Champion 3-Year-Old Filly missed the biggest racing sandbox of them all – Big Sandy. How did a filly who won six graded stakes races over five racetracks miss America’s largest racetrack, Belmont Park? An oversight? Well, it’s an oversight […]

Point of Honor (left) showed off her closing skills in the Black Eyed Susan last year. She is the 2/1 second-favorite in Saturday's Grade 1 Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park. (Image: Lauren Helber/AP Photo)

Ogden Phipps Brings Out Blue-Blooded Fillies and Mares

The Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park honors the late Ogden Phipps, the former chairman of The Jockey Club, and the textbook definition of the term “blue-blood.” A member of both the International Tennis and National Museum of Racing halls of fame, Phipps was a prominent New York […]