07/30/2009 12:00AM

Phipps recovering from surgery


Ogden Mills Phipps, a former chairman of the New York Racing Association and the head of the powerful Phipps family racing stable, is recovering in New York Presbyterian Hospital after undergoing surgery for a blood clot in his leg, his daughter said Thursday.

"He had a blood clot in his leg, he was operated on, he's rehabbing now," Daisy Phipps said. "He's doing good."

Daisy Phipps said she is hopeful that her father will be able to come up to Saratoga later in the meet.

Ogden Mills Phipps, 68, is the son of the late Ogden Phipps. He currently is member of NYRA's board of trustees.

The Phipps family has campaigned several champions. Those belonging to Ogden Mills Phipps include Inside Information, Rhythm, Smuggler, Storm Flag Flying and Successor.