Meisei Opera

2021-07-28 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Dirt G1 wins)3, colt,stallion(male), Dirt.

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Name / Japanese Meisei Opera / メイセイオペラ
Birth Year 1994
Sex male
Earnings 498,633,000 yen
Races-Wins / G1-Wins 35-23 / 9-3
Sire Grand Opera
Dam (Sire) Tiramisu (Ishikari)
Ishikari was his name when he was imported to Japan, and he is listed as such in the studbook.
As a racehorse, Ishikari was named Taklamakan.
Ishikari is a cousin of Mill Reef.
Other site link  JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba
Awards NAR Grand Prix for Horse of the Year (1999)

All grade races

Y
D/M
Track Race No. Pl.
1997
03/11
Morioka
D2000
Derby Grand Prix (G1) 7 10   
1997
20/11
Ohi
D2000
Super Dirt Derby (G2) 13 10   
1998
28/01
Kawasaki
D2000
Kawasaki Kinen (G1) 3 4 G
1998
24/06
Ohi
D2000
Teio Sho (G1) 4 3 G
1998
20/07
Mizusawa
D2000
Mercury Cup (G3) 3 1
1998
10/10
Morioka
D1600
Mile Championship Nambu Hai (G1) 3 1
1998
23/12
Ohi
D2000
Tokyo Daishoten (G1) 3 2 G
1999
31/01
Tokyo
D1600
February Stakes (G1) 9 1
1999
24/06
Ohi
D2000
Teio Sho (G1) 14 1  G 
1999
29/12
Ohi
D2000
Tokyo Daishoten (G1) 16 11 G
2000
20/02
Tokyo
D1600
February Stakes (G1) 15 4
2000
22/06
Ohi
D2000
Teio Sho (G1) 9 14 G
  • He debuted as a horse of Iwate Keiba, which is based at Morioka Racecourse and Mizusawa Racecourse.
    (Iwate Horseracing is a part of NAR, not JRA.)
  • He won nine straight races from November of his second year to August of his third.
    He was touted as the return of the monsters.
    Monsters include Swift Say Die and Tokei Nisei, both of whom were also very successful horses of Iwate Keiba.
    He ran in the Derby Grand Prix and the Super Dirt Derby, but this time he was in poor form due to a fractured skull.
  • In the Kawasaki Kinen (1998), he was 5th favorite and finished 4th.
    It was the first meeting between Meisei Opera and Abukuma Poro.
  • In the Teio Sho (1998), he lost to Abukuma Poro and finished 3rd.
  • In the Mercury Cup, he was 1st favorite.
    He won his first grade race in his hometown.
  • In the Mile Championship Nambu Hai, he was 3rd favorite.
    Abukuma Poro was 1st favorite and Taiki Sherlock, the previous year’s champion, was 2nd favorite.
    At the time of Kawasaki Kinen and Teio Sho, it was Abukuma Poro’s hometown, but this time the race was in Meisei  Opera’s hometown.
    He took the lead right from the start of the race and won by 3 lengths, pulling away from the rest of the field in the home stretch.
    It was his first G1 win.
  • In the Tokyo Daishoten (1998), he lost to Abukuma Poro and finished 2nd.
  • In the February Stakes (1999), he was 2nd favorite.
    Abukuma Poro was not present to run in the Kawasaki Kinen.
    Meisei Opera took the lead with 200 meters to go, overtaking the leader, Kyoei March.
    He won by 2 lengths.
    He won a G1 race organized by JRA.
    As of 2021, he is still the only NAR horse to have won a JRA G1 race.
    (There are horses that have won a JRA G1 race after transferring from NAR to JRA, such as Oguri Cap.
    Also, Cosmo Bulk won a G1 race in Singapore while belonging to NAR.)
  • In the Teio Sho (1999), he was 1st favorite and won easily.
    Abukuma Poro was absent due to injury.
  • He was then in a poor condition due to injury.
    He won his local races but could not win G1 races and retired.
  • He did not do well as a stallion in Japan, but all of his crops that were exported to Korea won a race.
    Therefore, he was eagerly demanded by Korean breeders and was exported to Korea.
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