Pop Rock (horse)

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Pop Rock
Pop Rock 20070527P1.jpg
Pop Rock at Tokyo Racecourse on May 27, 2007
Sire Helissio
Grandsire Fairy King
Dam Pops
Damsire Sunday Silence
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2001
Country Japan
Colour Bay
Breeder Northern Farm
Owner Katsumi Yoshida
Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii
Record 29: 7-5-8
Earnings 511,186,000 JPY
+A$825,000
+USD1,000,000
+ 16,590
Major wins
Meguro Kinen (2006, 2007)
Last updated on June 6, 2011

Pop Rock (ポップロック poppu rokku?) (March 19, 2001 - ) is a Japanese racehorse trained by Katsuhiko Sumii. Pop Rock is best known for having placed second in the 2006 Melbourne Cup, ridden by Damien Oliver. It was Damien Oliver's 17th time racing in the Melbourne Cup. By the time the race was run, Pop Rock had effectively become joint favourite with a lot of money being placed in the hours before the race. Pop Rock has since been sold to new owners and is now trained in Ireland by Takashi Kodama. Pop Rock won on his European debut at Galway Racecourse in July 2010.

Wins
  • 2006 and 2007 Meguro Kinen (Domestic GII), Tokyo Turf 2500m
Second

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Pop Rock
Sire
Helissio
Fairy King Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason
Special
Helice Slewpy Seattle Slew
Rare Bouquet
Hirondelle Val de l'Orne
Hermanville
Dam
Pops
Sunday Silence Halo Hail to Reason
Cosmah
Wishing Well Understanding
Mountain Flower
Pop Singer Secretariat Bold Ruler
Somethingroyal
Icy Pop Icecapade
Calaki (F-No.7-c)

See also[edit]