Storm Flag Flying

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Storm Flag Flying
Sire Storm Cat
Grandsire Storm Bird
Dam My Flag
Damsire Easy Goer
Sex Mare
Foaled 2000
Country USA
Colour Dark Bay
Breeder Phipps Stable
Owner Ogden Mills Phipps
Trainer Claude R. McGaughey III
Record 14:7-3-3
Earnings $1,951,828
Major wins

Matron Stakes (2002))
Frizette Stakes (2002)
Personal Ensign Handicap (2004)
Shuvee Handicap (2004)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2002)
U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (2002)
Last updated on October 21, 2006

Storm Flag Flying (foaled April 11, 2000 at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky) is an American Champion Thoroughbred racehorse.


Storm Flag Flying was a bay mare bred in Kentucky by her owner Ogden Mills Phipps.

Racing career[edit]

2002: two-year-old season[edit]

In 2002, Storm Flag Flying won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies(Grade I), a race won by her dam in 1995. She also won the Frizette Stakes (Grade I) and Matron Stakes (Grade I) in her championship two-year-old season. Her performances that year earned her the Eclipse Award for Outstanding 2-Year-Old Filly.

2003: three-year-old season[edit]

Off for six months, in her 3-year-old debut Storm Flag Flying finished a second to Cyber Secret in the Comely Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. In the Acorn Stakes Storm Flag Flying basically refused to run, finishing next to last. The leg injury she sustained ended her 2003 racing season.

2004: four-year-old season[edit]

Storm Flag Flying rebounded in 2004, winning important races including a victory over Azeri in the Grade I Personal Ensign Handicap(the race named for her Hall of Fame champion grandmother) and the Shuvee Handicap. Bad luck in the 2004 Breeders' Cup Distaff saw Storm Flag Flying running dead last midway through the race. When she finally broke through the horses in front of her she made a strong run down the stretch but finished 2nd after she ran out of ground before she could catch the winner, Ashado.

Breeding record[edit]

Retired to broodmare service at Claiborne Farm, in 2006 she foaled a colt by A.P. Indy named Colors Flying. She has produced foals by Seeking The Gold (2007) and Distorted Humor (2008 and 2009). Her 2010 foal by Smart Strike is a filly named Beat the Drums. Storm Flag Flying foaled an Unbridled's Song filly in 2011 and is booked to Street Cry for 2012.