Songbird Wins Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park
The $750,000 G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes was contested Saturday, June 10 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Fillies and mares four years old and upward took to Belmont Park's dirt track and raced 1 1/16 miles. In her 2017 debut, Fox Hill Farm's 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro - two-time champion and overwhelming 1-5 race favorite Songbird did what most expected and prevailed for her eighth grade 1 win and 12th victory overall from 13 starts. Paid Up Subscriber put up a valiant fight but had to settle for second at 7-1 odds, 2 1/2 lengths in front of 9-1 shot Highway Star who got in for a quality third. 7-1 second choice Carina Mia finished fourth, followed by Verve's Tale, Factory of Faith, and Bar of Gold, to complete the order of finish.