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California Flag

California Flag

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
J. Talamo
Trainer: 
B. Koriner
Owner: 
Hi Card Ranch
Breeder: 
Hi Card Ranch

California Flag, winner of the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park, has started in every edition of the race since its 2008 inauguration. His running style can be described as “all or nothing.” In a 26-race career spread over six years, the California-bred gelding has won 11 times and finished third twice. Winless in his first year of competition at age three in 2007, he won half of his ten starts at four including two graded stakes in Southern California. His win in the Turf Sprint earned him the opportunity to take on the world’s best sprinters in Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates where he was off the board and third, respectively. He returned to his winning ways a few months later in a stakes race at Del Mar before closing the year in the 2010 Turf Sprint (G2) at Churchill Downs. In 2011, California Flag won the Morvich Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita for the third time. In 2012, the eight-year-old won the San Simeon Handicap (G3) at Santa Anita in his only start through Oct. 10.

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  • 2009 Turf Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2009 Turf Sprint

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

California Flag
Avenue of Flags
Seattle Slew
Bold Reasoning
My Charmer
Beautiful Glass
Pass the Glass
Beautiful Spirit
Ultrafleet
Afleet
Mr. Prospector
Polite Lady
Social Conduct
Vigors
Jostling Queen

Career Highlights

February 11, 2008
Wins for the first time in four starts on turf going a mile at Santa Anita.
November 7, 2009
Wins Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.
April 21, 2012
Wins San Simeon Handicap at Santa Anita in only start since 2011 Turf Sprint at Churchill.
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
February 11, 2008
Wins for the first time in four starts on turf going a mile at Santa Anita.

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