California Flag

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California Flag
Sire Avenue of Flags
Grandsire Seattle Slew
Dam Ultrafleet
Damsire Afleet
Sex Gelding
Foaled 2004
Country United States
Colour Gray
Breeder Hi Card Ranch
Owner Hi Card Ranch
Trainer Brian Koriner
Record 21: 9-0-2
Earnings US$1,166,504
Major wins

Morvich Handicap (2008, 2009, 2011)
Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (2008)
Green Flash Handicap (2009, 2010)
San Simeon Handicap (2012)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (2009)
Co-California Horse of the Year (2009)

California Flag is a thoroughbred racehorse, foaled at Hi Card Ranch on February 19, 2004. He is sired by Avenue of Flags, a son of Seattle Slew, out of the Afleet (a son of Mr. Prospector) mare Ultrafleet.

He is best known for setting a new turf course record in 2008 in the Morvich Handicap and the only horse to win this race three times - 2008, 2009 and 2011. On November 7, 2009 he got the most important win of his career beating Gotta Have Her in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. California Flag then went to Hong Kong where he finished fifth in the Hong Kong Sprint. He then traveled to Dubai to contest in the new Al Quoz Sprint and he was third after just getting overtaken at the wire.

California Flag shared 2009 California Horse of the Year honors with Dancing in Silks.[1]