04/25/2013 7:37PM

Dispute, 1993 Kentucky Oaks winner, dead at 23


Dispute, an Ogden Mills Phipps homebred who won the 1993 Kentucky Oaks, was humanely euthanized on April 24 at Pattons Creek Farm near Goshen, Ky., due to the effects of a neurological issue. The Danzig mare was 23.

Dispute won or placed in 17 of 19 starts over three racing seasons and earned more than $1.1 million for Phipps and trainer Shug McGaughey. In addition to her Oaks victory, in which she defeated 1992 champion juvenile filly Eliza by 1 1/4 lengths, Dispute won the Grade 1 Beldame and Gazelle in 1993 and the Grade 1 Spinster in 1994.

Pattons Creek Farm purchased Dispute via Three Chimneys Farm, agent, for $70,000 at the Fasig-Tipton February mixed sale.

As a broodmare, Dispute produced five winners from seven starters who earned a combined $286,108. Her unraced 1997 foal, Troubling, by Storm Cat, is the second dam of multiple Group 3 winner and Irish highweight Maoineach and 2008 Iowa Derby winner Tiz Now Tiz Then.

Dispute was out of the stakes-winning and Grade 1-placed Reviewer mare Resolver. She was a full sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and sire Adjudicating and a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Time for a Change and to stakes winner Tax Collection, all bred by Phipps.