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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ogden Phipps

1908 - 2002

 
 
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By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
1. Ogden Phipps Marker
Inscription. When Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps launched Wheatley Stable in the 1920's her teenage son, Ogden Phipps, became interested in the sport. In 1932, a year after graduation from Harvard, he registered his own colors of a black jacket and a cherry red cap. Phipps bred his first stakes winner, White Cocade, in 1933 during the time he was working for Smith Barney. Service in the World War II Navy put Commander Phipps' sporting career on hold. After the war, he was one of three breeders who acquired and divided the Idle Hour Farm stock of the late Col. E. R. Bradley. Phipps, for a half-century, nurtured and built upon stellar bloodlines to produce a remarkable collection of Thoroughbreds. Of the more than 100 stakes winners he bred through 1995, nine were voted champions. These include the great Buckpasser, the spectacular Easy Goer, and the unbeaten Personal Ensign. Winner of all of her thirteen races in three years, Personal Ensign climaxed her career with a dramatic victory in the 1988 Breeders' Cup distaff at Churchill Downs. Phipps has always boarded his mares in Kentucky, originally at Plum Lane Farm and later at Claiborne. A staunch leader in the industry, he served for ten years as chairman of The Jockey Club.
 
Location. 38° 2.514′ N, 84° 29.402′ W. Marker
Ogden Phipps Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 12, 2012
2. Ogden Phipps Marker
is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Main Street (U.S. 60) and Midland Avenue (U.S. 60), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in Thoroughbred Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 16 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. HRM Queen Elizabeth II (here, next to this marker); Allen Paulson (here, next to this marker); Lucille Parker Markey (here, next to this marker); Col. Phil T. Chinn (here, next to this marker); Capt. Harry Guggenheim (a few steps from this marker); Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps (a few steps from this marker); Harry Payne Whitney (a few steps from this marker); John W. Galbreath (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Samuel D. Riddle (a few steps from this marker); Henry Clay (a few steps from this marker); Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); C. V. Whitney (a few steps from this marker); William T. Young (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Hildreth (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lexington.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 208 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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