Horse owner, breeder Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps dies

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 6:16 PM

He was seventy-five. The Jockey Club said Thursday he died Wednesday night at a New York hospital."With the passing of Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, thoroughbred racing has lost not only a tremendously successful breeder and owner, but a deeply committed leader, sportsman, steward and advocate for the sport he loved," said Alex Waldrop, president and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Horse owner, breeder Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps dies

Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, a prominent American financier, thoroughbred owner and breeder, and former chairman of The Jockey Club, has died. He was 75.

The Jockey Club said Thursday he died Wednesday night at a New York hospital.

"With the passing of Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps, thoroughbred racing has lost not only a tremendously successful breeder and owner, but a deeply committed leader, sportsman, steward and advocate for the sport he loved," said Alex Waldrop, president and CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Below his direction, Phipps Stable campaigned many winners of top races, including two thousand thirteen KY Derby winner Orb. He owned Orb in partnership with his cousin Stuart S. Janney III.

"Churchill Downs and all in the KY Derby family are saddened by the passing of Ogden 'Dinny' Phipps," said Churchill Downs President Kevin Flanery. "There is number area of American racing that wasn't touched — and positively so — by Mr. Phipps and his influence. The appearance of Mr. Phipps in the KY Derby winner'south circle following the two thousand thirteen triumph by the homebred Orb will always rank among the most wonderful moments in the recent history of the 'Running for the Roses' and American racing."

Phipps was the grand grandson of Henry Phipps, the partner of the steel magnate Andrew Carnegie; the grandson of Henry Carnegie Phipps and Gladys Livingston Mills Phipps; and the son of Lillian Bostwick Phipps, who died in one thousand nine hundred eighty-seventh, and Ogden Phipps, who died in 2002.

He was predeceased in two thousand-seventh by his sister, Cynthia Phipps.

"The Breeders' Cup and all of thoroughbred racing prolong our sincere condolences to the Phipps family on the passing of our companion Dinny Phipps," said Craig Fravel, Breeders' Cup president and CEO. "His accomplishments as a breeder and owner are unmatched, and we're indebted to Dinny for his numerous contributions to what's right about our game and for speaking out when we fell short. He was extraordinarily gracious and kind and a true sportsman. He'll be missed. "

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