T M Opera O

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T M Opera O
TM Opera O 123rd Tennosho.jpg
123rd Tennosho
Sire Opera House
Grandsire Sadler's Wells
Dam Once Wed
Damsire Blushing Groom
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1996
Country Japan
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Kineusu Farm
Owner Masatsugu Takezono
Trainer Ichizo Iwamoto
Record 26: 14-6-3
Earnings 1,835,189,000 yen
Major wins
Satsuki Sho (1999)
Tenno Sho (spring) (2000)
Takarazuka Kinen (2000)
Tenno Sho (autumn) (2000)
Japan Cup (2000)
Arima Kinen (2000)
Tenno Sho (spring) (2001)
Awards
JRA Award for Best Three-Year-Old Colt (1999)
Japanese Horse of the Year (2000)
Best Older Colt or Horse (2000)
Honours
Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame (2004)
Last updated on February 2, 2010

T M Opera O (Japanese : テイエムオペラオー, March 13, 1996 - ) was a Japanese thoroughbred racehorse, sired by Opera House, a son of Sadler's Wells, out of Once Wed, a daughter of Blushing Groom. T.M. Opera O was inducted into the Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame in 2004.

T.M. Opera O was the world's all-time leading money-earner. He won 1,835,189,000yen($14,100,000, $1 = 130yen) during his career.

Racing career[edit]

Major Racing Wins
  • 1999 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) (Domestic GI), Nakayama Turf 2000m
  • 2000 Tenno Sho (spring) (Domestic GI), Kyoto Turf 3200m
  • 2000 Takarazuka Kinen (Domestic GI), Hanshin Turf 2200m
  • 2000 Tenno Sho (autumn) (Domestic GI), Tokyo Turf 2000m
  • 2000 Japan Cup (G1), Tokyo Turf 2400m
  • 2000 Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) (Domestic GI), Nakayama Turf 2500m
  • 2001 Tenno Sho (spring) (Domestic GI), Kyoto Turf 3200m
  • 2000 Kyoto Kinen (Domestic GII), Kyoto Turf 2200m
  • 2000 Hanshin Daishoten (Domestic GII), Hanshin Turf 3000m
  • 2000 Kyoto Daishoten (Domestic GII), Kyoto Turf 2400m
  • 2001 Kyoto Daishoten (Domestic GII), Kyoto Turf 2400m
  • 1999 Mainichi Hai (Domestic GIII), Hanshin Turf 2000m
Second
  • 1999 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St. Leger) (Domestic GI), Kyoto Turf 3000m
  • 2001 Takarazuka Kinen (G1), Hanshin Turf 2200m
  • 2001 Tenno Sho (autumn) (Domestic GI), Tokyo Turf 2000m
  • 2001 Japan Cup (G1), Tokyo Turf 2400m
  • 1999 Stayers Stakes (Domestic GII), Nakayama Turf 3600m

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of T M Opera O
Sire
Opera House
Sadler's Wells Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason
Special
Colorspin High Top Derring-Do
Camenae
Reprocolor Jimmy Reppin
Blue Queen
Dam
Once Wed
Blushing Groom Red God Nasrullah
Spring Run
Runaway Bride Wild Risk
Aimee
Noura Key to the Kingdom Bold Ruler
Key Bridge
River Guide Drone
Blue Canoe

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