2023 Ogden Phipps Stakes & Brooklyn Stakes Recap

Despite the Belmont Stakes taking all the headlines of this Saturday’s card at Belmont Park, there were two superb races on the undercard in the form of the 2023 Ogden Phipps Stakes and Grade 2 Brooklyn Stakes.

The Ogden Phipps saw two of the country’s best fillies Secret Oath and Clairiere lock horns for the third time this year. With both fillies dominating the pre-race betting, it was Clairiere who was able to defend her crown from last year, coming from way off the pace to get up in the shadows of the post to deny Search Results the upset.

The Grade 2 Brooklyn Stakes was one of the most competitive races of the day with ten horses heading down to post. 

Next headed into the contest having won two of his last three starts including a victory in the 2022 Grade 2 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Stakes last November, and he would make it a double graded success with a stunning gate to wire victory.

Breeders Cup Odds

2023 Ogden Phipps Stakes

G1, 1 mile and a sixteenth, dirt, open to fillies and mares aged four and over. Total prize pool: $500,000

  1. Clairiere +120
  2. Search Results +400
  3. Played Hard +600

Winning time: 1:43.40

With many anticipating another classic showdown between Clairiere and Secret Oath, there were others in the six-runner field who were keen to spoil the party.

Breaking fast, it was the Chad Brown trained Search Results who streaked into an early lead. Her willingness to hit the front caught some of her rivals noticeably unawares, including Secret Oath. With Secret Oath unable to get to the front, her challenge was over before it had begun, and she would go on to finish in a disappointing fifth.

With Search Results still holding a tidy lead out in the front, she rounded the home turn with a decent sized lead and looked in prime position to land the biggest race of her career.

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However, similarly to her success in the Grade 2 Apple Blossom Stakes, Clairiere still looked to have plenty of running left and loomed as a huge danger. Hitting the home straight in third place, she burned up the Belmont dirt clawing the leaders back with every stride. 

With just half a furlong left to run, she finally drew alongside the flagging Search Results and would go onto win by half a length. 

With her victory timed to perfection, it was her second successive graded victory, and it will be fascinating to see where she ends up next.

2023 Ogden Phipps Stakes Payouts

PositionHorseWinPlace Show
1Clairiere$5.50$3.00$2.30
2Search Results$3.30$2.60
3Played Hard$3.20

2023 Brooklyn Stakes

Grade 2, 1 mile and a half, dirt, open to horses aged four and over. Total prize pool: $250,000

  1. Next +300
  2. Calibrate +1000
  3. Red Run +600

Winning time: 2:31.01

Next would win the second Grade 2 race of his career with a stunning gate to wire victory in this year’s Brooklyn Stakes.

Breaking well, the William Cowans trained runner surged to the front and would never let another horse by. 

Offered a soft lead out in front, Next was joined by the recent Isaac Murphy Marathon Overnight Stakes winner Warrant and the horse that finished second in that contest, Red Run. 

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With the order of the runners remaining largely unchanged, Next and Warrant were able to slip away from the rest of the field rounding the home turn.

With Next traveling much the best, he quickly found himself clear of his rivals coming down the home straight and had the race all but sewn up.

Powering further clear, he wouldn’t be for catching. Despite the efforts of the fast-finishing Calibrate, he would go on to win by a couple of lengths. Red Run was able to finish third with Warrant bravely hanging on for fourth.

2023 Brooklyn Stakes Payouts

PositionHorseWinPlace Show
1Next$8.70$5.40$3.70
2Calibrate$8.30$5.20
3Red Run$3.50

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