Welcome Back to Belmont

On Sunday afternoon, a bouquet of roses lay outside barn 20 on the Belmont backstretch, their colors nearly matching the red paint on the sign identifying the barn as the home of the Phipps Stable. The bouquet wasn’t quite as imposing as the blanket of roses that had been presented the day before, its meaning…

Phipps and Shug

Shug, Phipps, and fillies: a racing combination that we ignore at our peril. An incomplete list of Phipps racing females trained by Shug McGaughey: Personal Ensign. Pine Island. Inside Information. My Flag. Storm Flag Flying. Smuggler. Need I go on? I can… (and I should have–thanks, LJK, and sorry, Heavenly Prize!) Small wonder, then, that…