Tamamo Cross

2020-07-06 | By jpkeiba | Filed in: (Turf G1 wins)3, colt,stallion(male), Turf.


Name / Japanese Tamamo Cross / タマモクロス
Birth Year 1984
Sex horse
Earnings 490,613,600 yen
Races-Win / G1-Win 18-9 / 5-3
Sire C.B. Cross
Blood Mare(Sire) Green Chateau(Chateaugay)
Other site link JBIS / Umanity / en.netkeiba
Awards JRA Award for Best Older Male Horse (1988)
JRA Award for Horse of the Year (1988)
Best Horse By Home-bred Sire (1988)
  • Miyama Poppy is his sister.

All grade races

Y D/M Track Race No Pl
Naruo Kinen (G2) 5 1 G
1988 05/01 Kyoto T2000 Sports Nippon Sho Kim Pai (G3) 13 1 G
1988 13/03 Hanshin T3000 Hanshin Daishoten (G2) 5 1 G
1988 29/04 Kyoto T3200 Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1) 8 1  
1988 12/06 Hanshin T2200 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 2 1
1988 30/10 Tokyo T2000 Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) 9 1
1988 27/11 Tokyo T2400 Japan Cup (G1) 5 2
1988 25/12 Nakayama T2500 Arima Kinen (G1) 11 2
  • Tamamo Cross did not run in the classic races.
  • In the Naruo Kinen, he won by 6 lengths.
    It was his first G1 win.
    (Naruo Kinen video was not found on the internet.)
  • In the Sports Nippon Sho Kim Pai, he was the 1st favorite.
    He passed 15 horses in the home stretch and won.
  • In the Hanshin Daishoten, he and Dyna Carpenter finished with side by side.
    After all they were a tie in the race.
  • In the Tenno Sho (Spring), he came from behind and ran the rail.
    He won by 3 lengths.
    It was his first G1-win.
  • Before the Takarazuka Kinen, he was expected to match with Nippo Teio.
    Nippo Teio was a miler and he won the Tenno Sho (Autumn 1987).
    The race was a showdown between Tenno Sho horses in autumn and spring.
    And in addition it was a showdown between a miler and a stayer.

    Tamamo Cross won the race, maybe it was a long distance for Nippo Teio.
  • Before the Tenno Sho (Autumn), he was expected to match with Oguri Cap.
    Both horses were gray horses undefeated in this year.
    He made a pace in the front group unlike in the past.
    Oguri Cap couldn’t catch up with him.
    He won by 1+1/4 lengths.

    He achieved 8 consecutive victories and 6 consecutive Grade-races-victories.
  • In the Japan Cup, he was 1st favorite.
    Pay the Butler, the USA horse, avoided approaching Tamamo Cross because his jockey knew that Tamamo Cross was strong when lined up.
    He lost to Pay the Butler and finished in 2nd place.
    Oguri Cap was 3rd.
  • In the Arima Kinen, his owner decided to retire him because hs owner was old and wanted to see his crops.
    He lost to Oguri Cap.
  • He was 2 wins and 1 loss against Oguri Cap.
    The showdown between the two gray horses greatly excited the Japanese horse racing.


  • His sire was called “White Lightning,” so he was called “White Lightning” or “Lightning II.”

As a sire

  • He was not able to produce a G1 winner, but he had good results as a stallion.
  • Kanetsu Cross is his representative crop.

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