Thursday, August 19, 2010

The California Flash

Watch out turf sprinters of California, the silver streak of lightning California Flag is back and is more polished than ever before. Going into the Green Flash, the connections of the California Flag, made it well know that they were not expecting a win from their flashy silver bullet.

Breaking from the gate California Flag, know for his blazing early speed, was taken back into fourth place, shaking up the entire making of the race. Turning for home Mike Smith decided to shake the six year old up, and shake him up he did. California Flag dug down and produce a late kick that closed ever so steadily on Quick Enough and was just enough to hold of Summer Slew as the trio flashed under the wire.

The final time was a scorching 55.58 seconds over Del Mar's Turf Course. What made the victory even more impressive was that it was the grey gelding's first start in five months, his last start being Al Quoz Sprint, over in Dubai, where California Flag represented America with a third place finish.

With the victory has announced loud and clear he is not ready to hang up his cape quite yet and that any young guns willing to face him will have personally take the crown he so proudly wears as the best turf sprinter in America.


  1. Great race and a nail biter down to the wire.

    It was certainly an impressive win by California Flag. I had hoped Cost of Freedom would sustain his run, but a nice effort for his turf debut never-the-less.

    Pretty amazing ride by David Flores on Quick Enough and fortunately that rail opened up and he was able to spurt on in for a DH placing with My Summer Slew who stormed home. You couldn't separate the first three at the wire. Good thing for advanced photography.

  2. Fast as lightning, equipped with a big heart, and now we know he has a nose for the wire. Get ready BC turf sprinters ... California Flag is back!