Tempera (horse)

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Sire A.P. Indy
Grandsire Seattle Slew
Dam Colour Chart
Damsire Mr. Prospector
Sex Filly
Foaled 1999
Country United States
Colour Dark Bay/Brown
Breeder Darley Stud Management LLC
Owner Godolphin Stable
Trainer Eoin G. Harty
Record 7: 3-2-2
Earnings US$770,240
Major wins

Sorrento Stakes (2001)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2001)
American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (2001)

Tempera (March 12, 1999 – April 28, 2002) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse.


She was sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee and two-time leading sire in North America A.P. Indy who was a son of the 1977 United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing champion, Seattle Slew. Tempera's American-bred dam, Colour Chart,[1] a daughter of the outstanding sire Mr. Prospector, was raced in France by Sheikh Mohammed where she won the 1990 Prix de l'Opéra and Prix de la Nonette.[2]

Racing career[edit]

2001: two-year-old season[edit]

In 2001 Tempera Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies [3] and was voted American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly.[4]

2002: three-year-old season[edit]

At age three, Tempera made two starts at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai. She ran second in the March 14, 2002 UAE 1000 Guineas then finished second again in the April 13 UAE Oaks.

Sent to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 26 Tempera developed a fever and was sent to Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington, Kentucky where her condition deteriorated as she developed colitis and laminitis. She was humanely euthanized during the evening of April 28, 2002.[5]

Race Record
Date Track Race Distance


6/10/2001 Hollywood Park Maiden 5 3
7/4/2001 Hollywood Park Maiden 5 ½ 1
8/4/2001 Del Mar Sorrento Stakes 6 ½ 1
8/26/2001 Del Mar Del Mar Debutante 1 3
10/27/2001 Belmont Park Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies 8 ½ 1
3/14/2002 Nad Al Sheba UAE 1000 Guineas 8* 2
4/13/2002 Nad Al Sheba UAE Oaks 9* 2

*race in meters, approx in furlongs