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Born: March 24, 1945, in New York City; Died: Oct. 24, 2007, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, of injuries incurred in an apartment fire
Family: Grandmother, Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps, founded Wheatley Stables in the 1920s and raced such champions at Bold Ruler ... Daughter of Ogden Phipps, former chairman of The Jockey Club and sister of Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, current chairman of The Jockey Club
Professional Background: Served as board chair of the Animal Medical Center
Racing Background: Rode horses, including jumpers ... Campaigned horses in her own purple and yellow silks.
Breeding/Racing Operation: Bred and raced Christmas Past, champion three-year-old filly in 1982, and Versailles Treaty, runner-up in the 1991 and 1992 editions of the Breeders' Cup Distaff (now Ladies' Classic). ... Versailles Treaty is the dam of Phipps' homebred G2 winner Saarland, who finished eighth in the 2001 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. ... Other top runners included 1996 NYRA Mile winner Gold Fever, 1975 Gotham and Peter Pan champ Singh and 1976 Maskette heroine Sugar Plum Time. ... In her last few years, she ran horses under the banner of Phipps Stable. ... Claiborne Farm as consignor dispersed the 16 horses Cynthia Phipps owned at the time of her death at the 2008 Keeneland January mixed sale, including Versailles Treaty, carrying an Unbridled's Song filly, and Allegre, who was an unraced 3-year-old at the time and sold for $2,500 to Mark McEntee, agent. The 2-year-olds were sold at the 2008 Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale ... Allegre is pointing toward the 2009 Breeders' Cup Turf. Allegre's dam, Mood Music, by Kingmambo, produced an unraced 2-year-old filly by Arch named Goalkeeper a year before the dispersal, her last known foal. She sold at Phipps' dispersal for $80,000 to Evren Tortum, agent ... Also see Phipps Racing Stable bio for further information.
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