Ogden Phipps Handicap
The Ogden Phipps Handicap is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race for run annually in mid June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Contested on dirt at a distance of 1 1/16 miles (8.5 furlongs), the race is open to fillies and mares, three years of age and up. Inaugurated in 1961 as the Hempstead Handicap, it was not run again until 1970. It was raced under that name until 2002 when it was renamed in honor of prominent owner and breeder, Ogden Phipps (1908-2002). His horses won this race in 1988 and 1990.
The race was run at 1 1/2 miles for both sexes in 1961; 6 furlongs in 1970 and 1971; a 1 1/8 miles from 1974 through 1994. It was hosted by Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York from 1972 through 1974.