|Name / Japanese||Tokai Roman / トウカイローマン|
|Races-Wins / G1-Wins||30-5 / 5-1|
|Dam (Sire)||Tokai Midori (Faberge)|
|Other site link||JBIS / Umanity / netkeiba|
All G1 races + grade races in which she finished 3rd or higher
|Oka Sho (G1)||18||4||◆|
|Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1)||9||1||◆|
|Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1)||10||4||◆|
|Niigata Daishoten (G3)||12||2|
|Kyoto Daishoten (G2)||4||1||G|
|Japan Cup (G1)||3||11||◆|
|Arima Kinen (G1)||11||11||◆|
- In the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks), she was 9th favorite.
She passed Diana Tholon 200m before the finish line.
She won by 1+1/4 lengths.
It was her first G1 win.
- After that, she was not able to be very active.
- In the Niigata Daishoten, she finished 2nd.
She was supposed to be retired after the race and work as a broodmare, but she ran so well that her connections decided to keep her active.
- In the Kyoto Daishoten, she was 6th favorite.
Her jockey was Yutaka Take, a newcomer who had debuted that year.
She won by 1/2 lengths.
She presented Yutaka Take with his first grade race win.
Her family line
- Tracing back her female line, Hisatomo is in the fifth generation.
Hisatomo was the first filly in history to win the Tokyo Yushun.
(Since then, as of 2021, only two fillies, Kurifuji and Vodka, have won the Tokyo Yushun.)
- Hisatomo returned to racing as a racehorse from a broodmare at the age of 15 due to poverty caused by the war.
She ran five races and won two in the two weeks she was back racing.
But perhaps her health was at its limit, and she died of heart attack while training for her next race.
Her last years are spoken of as a tragedy.
Running in a race at the age of 15 years and 6 months was a Japanese record until it was broken in 2006.
- Hisatomo’s female line was on the verge of extinction.
However, Tokai Queen (born in 1966) was able to win six races.
Her owner, Masanori Uchimura, known by the horse name Tokai, was interested in her pedigree and looked her up, and found the name Hisatomo.
He was convinced that Hisatomo’s line would always produce successful horses, so he bought up a lot of Hisatomo’s broodmares.
It was thanks to Uchimura that the Hisatomo’s female line survived.
- In 1987, Uchimura had one breeding right of Symboli Rudolf.
He was going to retire Tokai Roman and breed Tokai Roman to Simboli Rudolf.
(They are also the Derby and the Oaks winners of the same age.)
However, as mentioned above, Tokai Roman ran well in the Niigata Daishoten and continue her active career.
In order not to waste the breeding right of Simboli Rudolf, Uchimura bred Simboli Rudolf to Tokai Natural, a sister of Tokai Roman.
The resulting Tokai Natural spawn was the future star Tokai Teio.
If Tokai Roman had not run well in the Niigata Daishoten, Tokai Teio would have never been born.