Barbara Card were at home in Murrieta on Wednesday morning when Brian
Koriner, who trains their horse, California Flag, called from Santa
"Usually when the trainer calls, it's not good
news," Card said Saturday. "It didn't sound too good at the start, but
Brian told us it wasn't bad."
California Flag, a
5-year-old gray gelding who was scheduled to run in the $1 million
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, had dropped exercise rider Colleen Hartford
and was running back to the barn area before being stopped.