|Trainer||Claude R. McGaughey III|
|Gazelle Handicap (1996)|
|Last updated on October 21, 2006|
My Flag (foaled in 1993 at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred Racehorse. She was one of the leading American fillies of her generation, winning the Coaching Club American Oaks and finishing third against colts in the Belmont Stakes in 1996.
She was bred and owned by Ogden Phipps and trained by National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Trainer Claude R. McGaughey III. She was sired by the 1988 Champion 2-Year Old Male, Hall of Famer Easy Goer, and was foaled by the undefeated champion race mare and Hall of Famer Personal Ensign. During her racing days, My Flag was known to have a "diva personality", because she did not like to be around other horses. In order to calm her uneasy temperament, she would often be led out of the saddling area before the rest of the horses.
My Flag won four Grade 1 stakes races during her three years of racing, the biggest being the 1995 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Her victory, coming from off the pace on a muddy race track to collar the second-place finisher at the wire, was strikingly similar to Personal Ensign's 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff triumph. My Flag collected three more G1 victories during her 3-year old campaign in 1996, in which she captured the Ashland Stakes, the Coaching Club American Oaks, and the Gazelle Handicap. She also finished a very credible third against males in that year's Belmont Stakes.
My Flag was retired to broodmare services at Claiborne Farm after an undistinguished four-year-old campaign in 1997.
Much like Personal Ensign, My Flag has achieved great success as a broodmare. Her first foal is the graded stakes-placed Storm Cat filly, On Parade, who is the dam of multiple graded-stakes winner Parading. Her second foal, another Storm Cat filly named Storm Flag Flying, won the 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and was honored as that year's Champion 2-Year Old Filly. She is also the dam of stakes winning filly With Flying Colors and a stakes-placed colt named Leading The Parade, both sired by A.P. Indy.
- http://www.equibase.com/premium/eqbHorseInfo.cfm?refno=1392498®istry=T My Flag's pedigree and racing stats