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Reader Challenge: Pedigree ID

Reader challenge: Identify the following four horses represented by their 3-cross pedigrees. What race did all four win? Leave your guess in the comments section below. Good luck!

We will hold all comments until Monday, July 26.

UPDATE: Congrats to everyone who identified the pedigrees of My Flag, Our Mims, Christmas Past, and On a Soapbox. All were winners of the Coaching Club American Oaks, won this weekend by Devil May Care.


No. 1: My Flag (Easy Goer-Personal Ensign, by Private Account)

No. 2: Our Mims (Herbager-Sweet Tooth, by On and On)

No. 3: Christmas Past (Grey Dawn II-Yule Log, by Bold Ruler)

No. 4: On a Soapbox (Mi Cielo-Makin a Statement, by Stage Door Johnny)

All won the Coaching Club American Oaks.

Glenn Craven 21 Jul 2010 11:50 PM

1. My Flag

2. Our Mims

3. Christmas Past

4. Open Mind

All won Coaching Club American Oaks

(you gave us a break this time)

refrain 22 Jul 2010 12:51 AM

1.  My Flag  1996

2.  Our Mims 1977

3.  Christmas Past 1982

4.  On A Soapbox 1999 Family 5f!!!!

The race is the Coaching Club American Oaks.

I'm partial to family 5f rising again soon.

Aluminaut 22 Jul 2010 1:31 AM

The answer is:

My Flag

Our Mims

Christmas Past

On a Soapbox

They are all winners of the Coaching Club American Oaks. Love the pedigree challenges! Keep them coming!

Shawnee 22 Jul 2010 2:50 AM

First pedigree -- My Flag

Second pedigree -- Our Mims

Third pedigree -- Christmas Past

Fourth pedigree -- On a Soapbox

They all won the Coaching Club American Oaks.

(P.S. As a staff writer at Brisnet.com, am I eligible to participate? If not, please let me know!)

Kellie Reilly 22 Jul 2010 9:47 AM


The race is the CCA Oaks. The pedigrees are (well, I think they are, anyway!):

1. My Flag

2. Our Mims

3. Christmas Past

4. On a Soapbox (was certain it was Open Mind, but of course, she was a chestnut.....)



kyrailbird 22 Jul 2010 10:06 AM

These 4 fillies all won the Coaching Club American Oaks

1. My Flag - 1996

2. Our Mims (the bay) -1977

3. Christmas Past (the gray, and she was a pretty gray) - 1982

4. On a Soapbox - 1999

Ann in Lexington 22 Jul 2010 10:23 AM

The first one in this order is -

1st My Flag 1993 chestnut mare by Easy Goer.

2nd Our Mims 1974 bay mare by Herbager.

3rd, Christmas Past 1977 grey mare by Grey Dawn.

4th, On a Soapbox 1996 bay mare by Mi Cielo.

Elizabeth 22 Jul 2010 10:44 AM

1)My Flag

2)Our Mims

3) Christmas Past

4) On a Soapbox

race = coaching club american oaks

Blue Blue Sea 22 Jul 2010 11:29 AM

Plenty of good responses.

A word of caution -- watch your colors.


Ian Tapp 22 Jul 2010 1:25 PM

Don't know the first. Kris Kringle, Christmas Past, Late Bloomer?? on the last?

Asiago Thoroughbreds 22 Jul 2010 1:44 PM

Cool idea, this little test. Makes us think!!! But hey - what was the answer to #1?

Convene 22 Jul 2010 2:01 PM


LISA 22 Jul 2010 2:42 PM

They all won the Coaching Club American Oaks

Horse #1: My Flag

Horse #2: Our Mims

Horse #3: Christmas Past

Horse #4: Open Mind

Rachel 22 Jul 2010 3:46 PM

Race Coaching Club American Oaks (G1)

Filly1  My Flag

Filly2 Our Mims

Filly3 Christmas Past

filly4 Open Mind

Rick 22 Jul 2010 5:45 PM

don't know 1st-next 3 are our mims,christmas past,on a soapbox

drtreefrog 22 Jul 2010 6:13 PM

forgot to name race-CC Am Oaks

drtreefrog 22 Jul 2010 6:21 PM

    I have a good feeling that #2 is Our Mims and #3 is Christmas Past ! Not done quite yet :)

Pedigree Shelly 22 Jul 2010 7:17 PM

Coaching Club American Oaks:

1) My Flag

2) Our Mims

3) Christmas Past

4) On A Soapbox

pfun 22 Jul 2010 8:55 PM

1. My Flag (1996)

2.Our Mims (1977)

3. Christmas Past (1982)

4.On a Soap Box (1990)

All won the Coaching Club American Oaks in the years indicated.

Pat King 22 Jul 2010 8:59 PM

1.  My Flag

2.  Our Mims

3.  Christmas Past

4.  On a Soapbox


aethervox 22 Jul 2010 9:14 PM

#4 is On A Soapbox, all else, same.

refrain 22 Jul 2010 10:29 PM

Coaching Club American Oaks is the race all of these fillies won

I began with #3 because I remember that Christmas Past was a grey granddaughter of Plum Cake (*Grey Dawn II -Yule Log, Bold Ruler (by *Nasrullah)-Plum Cake, Ponder)

#2 was the other granddaughter of Plum Cake that won the CCA Oaks, Our Mims (*Herbager -Sweet Tooth, On and On (by *Nasrullah)-Plum Cake, Ponder)

#4 Peroxide Blonde was the dam of Stage Door Johnny, who was the broodmare sire of 1989 winner of the CCA Oaks, Open Mind (Deputy Minister-Stage Luck, Stage Door Johnny), however, she was a chestnut; the 1999 CCA Oaks winner was On a Soapbox (Mi Cielo-Makin a Statement, Stage Door Johnny) and she was a bay filly that matches this pedigree

#1 I left for last.....but actually I was pretty sure that this CCA Oaks winner was inbred to *La Troienne, family 1-x.  This would be the 1993 winner, My Flag (Easy Goer-Personal Ensign, Private Account); Private Account's dam is descended through the female line from Baby League; Easy Goer (Alydar-Relaxing, Buckpasser) Buckpasser is descended through the female line from Businesslike and Relaxing is descended through the female line from Big Hurry; Baby League (Bubbling Over), Businesslike (Blue Larkspur) and Big Hurry (Black Toney) were daughters of *La Troienne

Deep in the Heart of Texas 22 Jul 2010 10:45 PM

Oh, and I forgot, but #2 the sire of Our Mims, *Herbager is from the 16-c family and #3 the sire of Christmas Past, *Grey Dawn II is also from the 16-c family

Deep in the Heart of Texas 22 Jul 2010 10:53 PM

My Flag, Our Mims, Christmas Past, On a Soapbox, Coaching Club America Oaks

Karen 23 Jul 2010 12:23 AM

Secretariat,Congaree, Captain Steve , Freehouse.  Swaps stks

Hoofbeats 23 Jul 2010 8:42 AM

Horse 1: My Flag

Horse 2: Our Mims

Horse 3: Christmas Past

Horse 4: On a Soapbox

Race they all won: Coaching Club American Oaks

HLLIKINS 23 Jul 2010 8:45 AM

The bay whose granddam is Plum Cake is Our Mims I think. Also since the Coaching Club is this weekend, that is the race all four have won.

ThoroughRachel 23 Jul 2010 11:55 AM

Maybe I made this too easy... a lot of you are getting this one right.

I'll step it up next week.

Ian Tapp 23 Jul 2010 1:11 PM

So, I will give this a shot!  I believe the race to be the Coaching Club american Oaks.

The Family 1-x Ch. is My Flag.

The Bay Plum Cake, Nasrullah is Our Mims.

The Gr. Plum Cake, Nasrullah is Christmas Past.

And the Bay Peroxide Blonde is On A Soapbox.

This was really fun.  I'm new at this and since it so hot out right now it was a fun way to spend some "down time".  Thanks, hope I got them right!

yorkknls 23 Jul 2010 6:08 PM

Number 1 - My Flag

Number 2 - Our Mims

Number 3 - Christmas Past

Number 4 - Class Play

And they all won the CCA Oaks.

I liked that one. :)

Flynne 23 Jul 2010 9:37 PM

I did my best ,but the only race that seems to fit is the CCA Oaks !

#1 - ?

#2 -Our Mims

#3 -Christmas Past

#4 -Open Mind ???

I know Open Mind is a Chestnut but, She is the only filly I could find that made any sense ! ?

Pedigree Shelly 25 Jul 2010 6:51 PM

It's the CCA Oaks

My Flag, Our Mims, Christmas Past and On a Soapbox

russf 26 Jul 2010 6:52 AM

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