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T M Opera O

T M Opera O

123rd Tennosho
Sire Opera House
Dam Once Wed
Grandsire Sadler's Wells
Damsire Blushing Groom
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1996
Country Japan
Color Chestnut
Breeder Kineusu Farm
Owner Masatsugu Takezono
Trainer Ichizo Iwamoto
Record 26: 14-6-3
Earnings 1,835,189,000 yen
T M Opera O is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Once Wed by Opera House. He was born on 1996 in Japan, and was bred by Kineusu Farm.
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)
Best Three-year-old Colt (1999)
Japanese Horse of the Year (2000)
Best Older Colt or Horse (2000)
Japan Racing Association Hall of Fame (2004)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
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.

  • 1999 Best Three-year-old Colt

Racing career

Major Racing Wins </dt>

  • 1999 Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) (Domestic GI), Nakayama Turf 2000m
  • 2000 Tenno Sho (spring) (Domestic GI), Kyoto Turf 3200m
  • 2000 Tenno Sho (autumn) (Domestic GI), Tokyo Turf 2000m
  • 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 </dt>

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



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