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Pop Rock (horse)

Pop Rock
Pop Rock at Tokyo Racecourse in May 27, 2007
Sire Helissio
Dam Pops
Grandsire Fairy King
Damsire Sunday Silence
Gender Stallion
Foaled 2001
Country Japan
Color Bay
Breeder Northern Farm
Owner Katsumi Yoshida
Trainer Katsuhiko Sumii
Record 29: 7-5-8
Earnings 492,754,000 JPY
+825,000 AUD
+100,000 USD
Pop Rock is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Pops by Helissio. He was born on 2001 in Japan, and was bred by Northern Farm.
Major wins
Meguro Kinen (2006, 2007)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on January 4, 2008

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.


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



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

See also

  • Millionaire Racehorses in Australia


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