The first three foals out of undefeated Champion Personal Ensign were each by Claiborne stallion Mr. Prospector. But in 1992 owner Ogden Phipps elected to breed the mare to his Champion 2-Year-old and Classic winner Easy Goer. The result was a rangy, chestnut filly named My Flag.
At two, My Flag won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, the same day her Claiborne-raised stablemates Inside Information and Heavenly Prize ran one-two in the Distaff. At three, she added the Ashland S., Coaching Club American Oaks, Gazelle H., and Bonnie Miss S., and placed in another three graded stakes, including the Classic Belmont S. against colts.
My Flag entered the broodmare ranks at Claiborne where she was foaled and raised. Again she excelled. Her first foal is graded stakes-placed On Parade, who is the dam of multiple Graded stakes winner Parading. Her second foal, however, was the real deal on the racetrack. Named Storm Flag Flying, she began her racing career in 2002, the year her breeder and owner passed away. She represented him well, though, winning the Matron, Frizette, and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies en route to earning the Eclipse Award as Champion 2-Year-Old Filly. Hampered by problems at three, she was kept in training and at four when she won the Shuvee H. and appropriately the Personal Ensign H., named for her undefeated granddam. My Flag also is the dam of stakes winner With Flying Colors and stakes-placed Leading the Parade.
My Flag, along with her dam Personal Ensign and her daughter Storm Flag Flying, are all winners of Breeders’ Cup races. This three-generational triumph is unprecedented.
Dam of 7 foals to race 5 all winners, including Champion Storm Flag Flying
My Flag is buried at Claiborne Farm