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Tempera, a daughter of 1992 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner A.P. Indy and granddaughter of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, had a family history of success before she even hit the track. Unraced at 2, Tempera won her second career start at Hollywood park in July 2001, following up with a victory in the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar.

After running third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante, she was sent to New York for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Sent off at odds of 11-to-1, she outran her stablemate, Imperial Gesture, to win by 1 ½ lengths in 1:41.49, the fastest 1 1/16-mile time in race history. Voted 2-year-old filly champion of 2001, Tempera was euthanized at a Kentucky veterinary clinic after a fever, discovered on the day of the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks where she was one of the favorites, developed into colitis and laminitis.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2001 Juvenile Fillies

Previous Races

April 13, 2002Melbourne Racing Club U.A.E. OaksNAD AL SHEBA 2
March 14, 2002Shadwell Farm U.A.E. One Thousand GuineasNAD AL SHEBA 2
October 27, 2001Breeders' Cup Juvenile FilliesBELMONT PARK11
August 26, 2001Del Mar Debutante S.DEL MAR13
August 04, 2001Sorrento S.DEL MAR21
July 04, 2001 HOLLYWOOD PARK 1
June 10, 2001 HOLLYWOOD PARK 3