California Flag

Years Later, Breeders’ Cup Veteran California Flag Still ‘Hard To Replace’

California Flag, for whom Saturday’s $100,000 stakes race at Santa Anita Park is named, didn’t come close to the laudatory achievements of Goldikova, but he did exceed the magnificent mare in one respect: running in Breeders’ Cup races five consecutive years. Goldikova ran in Breeders’ Cup races four straight years, that being the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Tamarando Set to Return in California Flag

Idle since April 26, Grade I winner Tamarando may rate top billing in a field of six in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap for 3-year-olds and up bred or sired in California at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course.  Undefeated 3-year-old Red Outlaw and consistent 4-year-old Boozer also bring solid recent […]

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California Flag flies high in San Simeon

Grand old warrior California Flag showed the youngsters how it was done when he zipped to a 2 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita April 21. Ridden by Joe Talamo, the 8-year-old gelding by Avenue of Flags led throughout to win the 6 1/2-furlong turf contest in a […]

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Santa Anita closing weekend: Vamo a Galupiar, California Flag headline Saturday stakes

Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale, who on March 25 saddled winners of a pair of Grade II, $150,000 turf stakes, appears well-positioned to mirror that accomplishment this weekend when Santa Anita concludes its 75th winter/spring racing season. On Saturday, Drysdale will send out 120-pound high-weight and likely favorite Vamo a Galupiar among seven older […]

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California Flag triples up in Morvich Stakes

Returning to the venue of his greatest triumphs, 7-year-old gelding California Flag turned back the calendar Monday to become the first three-time winner of Santa Anita’s Grade III, $100,000 Morvich Stakes and perhaps earn himself another shot at the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint that he won in 2009. Sent off at odds of 6-1 after […]

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California Flag seeks record third Morvich win Monday

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2011) – Although it’s been 23 months, the last two times  California-bred millionaire California Flag raced over Santa Anita’s downhill turf course, he annexed his second straight Morvich Stakes en route to capturing the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.  That said, the 7-year-old gelding would need a current form reversal to […]

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California Flag, Dancing in Silks set for return Sunday

Press Release Two former Breeders’ Cup winners are among eight entered to run in the $77,000 Robert K. Kerlan Memorial Handicap Sunday at Hollywood Park. An ungraded event at six furlongs on turf, the Kerlan is the eighth of nine races Sunday. Post time is 1 p.m. California Flag, who won the 2009 Breeders’ Cup […]

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Half-sister to California Flag offered Monday at Barretts May sale

A half-sister to 2009 Breeders’Cup Turf Sprint winner California Flag is among 123 horses catalogued to the Barretts 2-year-olds in training sale, to be held Monday at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif. Catalogued as Hip No. 63, the bay filly by Harlan’s Holiday–Ultrafleet, by Afleet, is from the consignment of Sam Hendricks, agent. The 2010 […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

December brings the American graded stakes racing schedule into the homestretch. This weekend there will be a pair of graded stakes for juveniles at Delta Downs, in Vinton, Louisiana, and a pair at Hollywood Park. Friday night racing at Delta Downs offers $1.6 million in purse money and is capped off by the Grade […]

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