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Michael Grace Phipps
Polo player

Michael Grace Phipps

Michael Grace Phipps
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Polo player
Was Athlete Polo player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 January 1910, United States of America, USA
Death 13 March 1973, Palm Beach, USA (aged 63 years)
Star sign Capricorn
Residence Old Westbury, USA
Father: John Shaffer Phipps
Siblings: Margaret Phipps BoegnerHubert Beaumont PhippsJohn H. H. Phipps
Yale University
Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame  
The details (from wikipedia)


Michael Grace Phipps (January 10, 1910 – March 13, 1973) was an American businessman, champion polo player, owner/breeder of racehorses, and a philanthropist.


Michael Phipps was the son of John Shaffer Phipps and Margarita Celia Grace. He was a member of the Yale University intercollegiate championship team in both 1930 and 1932. He participated in the 1936 and 1939 International Polo Cup. A member of the Meadowbrook Polo Club on Long Island, New York, in 1938 he was elevated to a Ten Goal ranking, the highest level achievable in polo. In March 17, 1994 he was posthumously elected to the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame.

Education and business career

Michael Phipps studied at St. Bernard's School and St. Paul's School before going on to Yale University. Phipps became a successful investor and would serve as a vice president of his family's Bessemer Securities Corporation and sit on the board of directors of W. R. Grace and Company, a company owned by his maternal grandfather.

Thoroughbred racing

Several members of the Phipps family were involved in horse racing. Most notably from the same era as Michael Phipps was his brother Hubert, a cousin Ogden, as well as his uncle Henry Carnegie Phipps whose wife was a partner in the renowned Wheatley Stable. Some of the successful Thoroughbreds owned and raced by Michael Phipps were Raja Baba and Gentleman James.

Michael Phipps served on the board of directors of Hialeah Park Race Track.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 04 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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