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What the Nation is saying about Personal Ensign...

Samantha Nicole is a full sister to the almighty Rachel Alexandra, therefore she MUST have the ability to romp fields of girls and beat the boys, right? Read More
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  • LAZMANNICK · Mary, of course you're amazing too. I commented before reading past Goblin's post. · 52 days ago ·
  • goblin · Thanks, LAZ. zenyatta mondatta needs to return and help clarify... · 52 days ago ·
Join Zipse at the Track as he remembers the first 15 years of the Breeders' Cup with a little visual assistance from the BC logo of each year.Read More
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  • Mike in SB · 1993 was one of the greatest years for American Turf horses with both Lure and Horse of the Year Kotashaan, and another top turf horse Bien Bien who I believe was a son of the great Manila. I remember seeing Kotashaan beating Bien Bien by a nose in the 1 3/4 mile San Juan Capistrano and later winning by a neck or so in the Breeders Cup Turf. Super group of turf horses that year. · 167 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Yes, CFC ... Thirty Slews was the first time I remember Baffert ... Bien Bien was excellent, just not quite Kotashaan. · 167 days ago ·
The Breeders’ Cup Distaff has had its share of great performers and great performances. Let’s go back and take a look at some of those greats...Read More
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  • Floridaf · Really tough break for Bold N Determined to come along the same year as Genuine Risk. Any other year and her accomplishments would have earned her the divisional title. What a filly! · 194 days ago ·
  • UnionRagsRules · Watching Zenyatta just eat up the ground... it gives me chills everytime! · 193 days ago ·
This A to Z list is filled with interesting facts and figures about the Distaff, which was one of the seven original Breeders’ Cup races in 1984. Read More
This past week marked the three year anniversary of the passing of Personal Ensign. Outstanding on and off the track, the undefeated 1988 Champion Female Older Horse produced eight winners and three G1 champions. Personal Ensign was 1996 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, a distinction she earned for her dam, Grecian Banner, in 1988.
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  • travel_vic · all done with several surgical screws in her hind leg · 365 days ago ·
  • Buckpasser · AD. I reread Jennifer Churchill's commentary on Buckpasser in her book Great Sires of North America. She says that the inbreeding To Man O War through War Admiral reinforces the proven nick with Teddy. Also Numbered Account descends from La Troienne on both sides. From Businesslike to Busanda and from Baby league to Striking and NA's dam Intriguing by Swaps. · 364 days ago ·
Personal Ensign???? What because she won 13 easy races. WHAT about Winning Colors who won the Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, ran 3rd in in the Preakness and ran in the mile and a half Belmont Stakes. SHE gets absolutely no respect at all. The lightly-raced, coddled Personal Ensign got her by a whisker at the wire and, as far as I'm concerned...that is no victory...it's pretty much a dead heat. Give me a break with this mare. This frigging mare gets put ahead of her after only one race????????...how is that? Winning Colors had a gruelling 3 year old campaign...that everyone seems to have forgotten about, but I'd like to have Personal Ensign do what WC did. while Personal Ensign was running in easy races and beat what males...Kings Swan? She should have run against Risen Star...then we'd see how good she was. If she had raced Winning Colors when Winning Colors was at her best earlier in the year...she would have been left at the gate, and if she was so great...why didn't she run in the BC Classic? Personal Ensign is the biggest farce I ever saw. She ran against a tired, worn-out, way past her peak form Winning Colors. I am SO SICK of Winning Colors be brushed aside because of this farce of a mare. This sport makes me sick more and more. It's the only sport I know of that brushes its REAL Champions to the side, so it can make room for the manufactured ones. Sickening.
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  • travel_vic · Here here, that filly with surgical screws holding together her hind leg, did almost the impossible in closing on the outside. Still have that old videotape. The out of breath Romero stated "I can't stand no more luck," when the outrider stuck the microphone up to him. Good guy Romero and it is ashamed what happened to him. · 416 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Still, that was a very gutsy performance from the then washed up Winning Colors on the lead on that sloppy course at CD. · 416 days ago ·
One of the classiest horses I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.
Let's take a look back at some of the greatest horses that ran at the same time yet never crossed paths on the track.Read More
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  • Floridaf · To answer Cocoa's question: Of the 15 BC races, 4 winners were on the lead, 2 winners were speedy types but not on the lead (within a length at 1/2 mile call), 6 winners took up stalking positions (within 4 lengths at 1/2 mile call), and 3 closed from off the pace (Flotilla was 4 1/2 lengths back, Calidoscopio was 14 lengths back at the 1 mile call in the marathon, and Mizdirection was 8 lengths back). · 455 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · jmcleav, I agree with you about Blind Luck. She left everything she had on the track after her scintillating DelCap performance. · 455 days ago ·
The top females thoroughbreds are some of our favorite and most memorable. Zenyatta, Ruffian, Rachel Alexandra. Genuine Risk, Go For Wand and Personal Ensign. Twilight Tear, Gallorette and Regret. All time greats, every one of them. But who belongs in the top 10? Who belongs at the top? Jump on now ...Read More
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  • RobGlycenfer · if awesome feather wins the ladies classic with this solid a field, does she crack the top 10? · 530 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Awesome Feahter in the same breath as Gallorette or Fashion or Miesque?.....Nope · 530 days ago ·
Due to a very light racing schedule the past two years, Awesome Feather is not one of the most talked about horses heading to the 2012 Breeders’ Cup. That might be a big mistake.Read More
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  • Herman'sKennel · Feather has a chance to Bookend the Breeders Cup...I want to live to see it , I have loved her for so long, I still remember rewinding that stallion stakes race over and over and over, telling my husband how wonderful she was and just about on her fouth win I said to him if she ships to the BC I am picking her... To Have loved a horse for so long and been able to meet her and kiss her and know heris the best gift, I have met Zenny and it was life changing, but Awesome is different, she is just such a determined girl, to comeback after 2, count them, 2 injuries, wow, what does that tell you? She is so brave and so wonderful, she is just Awesome.... · 541 days ago ·
  • CreativeCause · I honestly don't see Awesome Feather winning this race... I mean she has won two graded stakes but what amazing horse has she beat? · 539 days ago ·
Immortality does not come easy, it has to be earned, and Personal Ensign had never been tested like this before...Read More
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  • forego139 · No question one of the best B.C. memories, excellent article. · 552 days ago ·
  • airedale2008 · Personal Ensign proved what a champion she was that day. Daughter My Flag won the 1995 BC Juvenile Fillies race reminiscent of her mother’s historic run. My Flag’s daughter Storm Flag Flying won the 2002 BC Fillies to make it three generations of Breeders Cup winners, all trained by Shug McGauhey. · 550 days ago ·
They all get beat, or so the saying goes. Eclipse never did though. In fact, the English colt retired in 1771 with a perfect record of 19-for-19 because there was no competition left to take him on. You know the saying: “Eclipse first, the rest nowhere.” Colin was undefeated, too, winning 15 straigh...Read More
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  • travel_vic · most successive victories in a row? Camarero 56 wins · 553 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Many of Eclipse's run were walkovers: June 15 Winchester, (4 mile heats) walkover, June 28 Salisbury King's Plate walkover, July 25th, Canterbury King's Plate walkover. 1770 April 17th beat a single horse Bucephalus going 4 miles 1 furlong 138 yards, June 5th Guilford 4 mile heats walkover, July 3rd 4 mile heats at Guildford a walkover, July 3rd Nottingham walker,August 20th York walkover, Sptember 3 Lincoln King's Plate 4 mile heats, walkover, October 4th Newmarjet 4 mile heats, walkover. · 553 days ago ·
Personal Ensign was the rare filly who did so well in her maiden that the next race Shug McGauhey entered her in was a G1. She had an exceptional record on the track and as a broodmare. Daughter My Flag was her best runner, winning the 1995 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies in almost the same fashion as her mother’s historic 1988 run in the BC Distaff. My Flag produced Storm Flag Flying, who won the 2002 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies. Three generations of Breeders Cup winning fillies - all managed by the same trainer. That’s quite a testimony for Mr. McGauhey and the undefeated genes of Personal Ensign.
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  • footlick · Laz-Allez France is my all-time favorite European horse and I have huge respect for her, but I think Zarkava was just as talented. I could never say Zarkava was better, as I am not sure there was better than Allez France, but Zarkava would have proven formidable, IMHO. · 609 days ago ·
  • footlick · Laz-Allez France is my all-time favorite European horse and I have huge respect for her, but I think Zarkava was just as talented. I could never say Zarkava was better, as I am not sure there was better than Allez France, but Zarkava would have proven formidable, IMHO. · 609 days ago ·
NY State of Racing's Matt Shifman ranks the Top 10 Saratoga Champions!Read More
With his final victory in the Tidal Stakes at Sheepshead Bay, Colin retired undefeated after 15 starts.Read More
This incredible filly is at #7? Unbeatable, winning multiple G1 races including the Breeder's Cup Lady's Classic. She beat Winning Colors- the last filly to the Kentucky Derby- twice. Ridiculous how Zenyatta and Rachel are in front of her.
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  • andiggs · Yes Zenyatta would've beaten her on poly but Personal Ensign would've smoked Zenyatta on dirt. · 689 days ago ·
  • TampaBayDowns Fan · Haha!! Zenyatta not beating her on poly...funny! I can see how Zen is above PE, but not rachel. · 688 days ago ·
Many racing fans are prepared to state emphatically that Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra are two of the best, if not THE best, fillies of the past half-century. The list from which to chose, however, is longer than most think. Below is a reminder just how extensive that list is. With almost half the y...Read More
They say perfection is unattainable, and as a practicing golf instructor, I’m inclined to agree, but maybe even if this is the sad reality for the human race, we can still strive to find perfection within our world. Perhaps a glimpse of our unattainable will be in store for us tonight when Black Cav...Read More
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  • New York Vinnie · If you think that ten races is ignorant then just look at the list by Bloodhorse. As far as I can gather there is just one horse, #94 Artful (1902) that raced less than ten races. All other horses raced at least ten races. · 781 days ago ·
  • RuffianQueenOfRacing · Hey, im just trying to get my head around you saying Landaluce was great, and then you said no horse that races in under 10 races is great. Yeah she died young, but doesnt mean she could not have raced more, if she was so great, i mean im just going off what are saying sooo · 781 days ago ·
This Saturday, August 6, 2011, the 84th running of The Whitney Handicap (G1) will take place at one of the great race tracks in the country, Saratoga. Here’s a look back at some of the great champions of the race ...Read More
Farwell to thee … A.P. Jet (21) Japanese stakes winner was a solid sire in the States. Anjiz (22) Stakes winner in England in U.S. passed away in Argentina. I saw him win the Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland. Black Tie Affair (25) The Horse of the Year of 1991 got better every year for Ernie Poulos. I sa...Read More
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  • zatt · With good reason, Tim ... two fabulous horses! · 1200 days ago ·
  • MarcelloMarocco · Dance Smartly was the one that bothered me the most. Beautiful mare, and Great racer, but she had to be euthanized after a paddock accident. Then there is Izvestia , another Canadian TC winner who was euthanized at 4 after a catastrophic injury during a race. Finally this year the passing of the best Sire since Northern dancer....Sadler's Wells. · 812 days ago ·

Personal Ensign - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video11/05/88Personal Ensign1stCD61 1/8 mDBreeders' Cup Distaff-G1 3 FPersonal EnsignWinning ColorsGoodbye Halo1:52.00
View DetailsView Video10/16/88Personal Ensign1stBel81 1/4 mDBeldame-G1 3+ FPersonal EnsignClassic CrownSham Say2:01.20
View DetailsView Video09/10/88Personal Ensign1stBel81 mileDMaskette-G1 3+ FPersonal EnsignWinning ColorsSham Say1:34.20
View DetailsView Video08/06/88Personal Ensign1stSar81 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G1 3+ MPersonal EnsignGulchKing's Swan1:47.80
View Details07/04/88Personal Ensign1stMth101 1/16 mDMolly Pitcher-G2 3+ FPersonal EnsignGrecian FlightLe L'argent1:41.80
View DetailsView Video06/11/88Personal Ensign1stBel71 1/8 mDHempstead Handicap-G1 3+ FPersonal EnsignHometown QueenClabber Girl1:47.60
View DetailsView Video05/15/88Personal Ensign1stBel81 1/16 mDShuvee Handicap-G1 3+ FPersonal EnsignClabber GirlBishop's Delight1:41.60
View DetailsView Video10/18/87Personal Ensign1stBel81 1/4 mDBeldame-G1 3+ FPersonal EnsignCoup De FusilSilent Turn2:04.40
View DetailsView Video10/10/87Personal Ensign1stBel51 mileDRare Perfume-G2 3 FPersonal EnsignOne From HeavenKey Bid1:36.60
View DetailsView Video09/24/87Personal Ensign1stBel51 mileDAllow 3+ FPersonal EnsignWith A TwistRosa May1:36.20
View DetailsView Video09/06/87Personal Ensign1stBel57 fDAllow 3+ FPersonal EnsignChic ShirineWith A Twist1:23.20
View DetailsView Video10/13/86Personal Ensign1stBel81 mileDFrizette-G1 2 FPersonal EnsignCollinsFlying Katuna1:36.40
View DetailsView Video09/28/86Personal Ensign1stBel67 fDMSW 2 FPersonal EnsignGraceful DarbyNastique1:22.80