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Inside Information

Inside Information
Induction Year: 
2008
Foaled: 
1991
Breeder: 
Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps
Owner: 
Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps
Trainer: 
Claude R. "Shug" McGaughey III
Sire: 
Private Account
Dam: 
Pure Profit
Damsire: 
Key to the Mint
Career Years: 
1993-1995
Starts: 
17
First: 
14
Second: 
1
Third: 
2
Earnings: 
$1,641,806.00

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Bio

Bred and owned by Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps, Inside Information was named the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Older Female in 1995 when she won five graded stakes, including a 13½-length victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Belmont Park in her final career start.

 

Trained by Shug McGaughey, Inside Information broke her maiden in her career debut at Belmont in September 1993. As a 3-year-old in 1994, Inside Information won her first five races, including the Bonnie Miss, Ashland and Acorn stakes, before finishing third in the Mother Goose. After a five-month break, Inside Information returned with an allowance win at Aqueduct to conclude her sophomore season with a record of 6-0-1 from seven starts and earnings of $462,798.

 

As a 4-year-old, Inside Information won the Shuvee Handicap (defeating Sky Beauty), Monmouth Park Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap and Molly Pitcher Handicap in succession before stumbling badly at the start of the Ballerina Handicap and finishing second to the speedy Classy Mirage.

 

Following the Ballerina, Inside Information won the Ruffian Handicap (by 11 lengths) and Spinster Stakes before her memorable Breeders’ Cup Distaff victory. Against a field that included Heavenly Prize, Lakeway and Serena’s Song, Inside Information took the lead a half-mile into the race and cruised home under a hand ride by Mike Smith. With a record of 7-1-0 from eight starts and earnings of $1,160,408, Inside Information was named Champion Older Female.

 

Retired after the 1995 season with a career record of 14-1-2 from 17 starts, including six Grade 1 wins. As a broodmare, Inside Information produced the champion filly Smuggler.

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