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Ogden Phipps atop racing world with Kentucky Derby winner Orb

Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps has been smiling a lot since Orb gave him his first Kentucky Derby victory.
Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps has been smiling a lot since Orb gave him his first Kentucky Derby victory.Richard Drew/Associated Press

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There’s a lot of rich history behind Ogden Mills ‘‘Dinny’’ Phipps.

His great-grandfather, Henry Phipps, made his fortune in the iron and steel business with childhood friend and business partner Andrew Carnegie in the late 1800s.

His grandmother, Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps, owned Bold Ruler, the sire of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, the greatest racehorse in history.

His father, Ogden Phipps, ran the family’s racing empire that included nine champions, among them Buckpasser, Easy Goer, and the undefeated filly Personal Ensign.

His first cousin is Stuart Janney III, whose parents owned the great filly Ruffian.

But Dinny Phipps and cousin Stuart may have topped ‘em all last week when their 3-year-old colt Orb gave the family its first Kentucky Derby victory.

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