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Who is Unusual Heat?  He is a big, beautiful, black 23 year old stallion who stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga, California.  He was a fine racehorse who now ranks
as one of the greatest sires in California history with an amazing 5 consecutive earnings championships and the All Time Turf Sire record.

Some of Unusual Heat's accomplishments at stud include:
All time single year record holder for California stallion progeny earnings with $5,827,513 in 2008.
One of only two sires in California history to have progeny earnings of over $5 Million for a single year and ties the record set by Cee's Tizzy of doing it twice
(2008 and 2009).
Only sire in California history to have six  years of earnings of $4 million or more. (2008,2009,2010,2011,2012, 2013).
Ranks in Top 25 of All Time USA Based Stallions for Career Progeny Turf Earnings (25th as of 4/1/10).
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings and Turf Earnings.
California Sire of California Conceived Foals by Turf Earnings for amazing 11 straight years (2004-2014) in over a decade of dominance on the lawn.
Sire of 14 California Champions including 2011 and 2012 California Horse of the Year Acclamation.
Lifetime cumulative progeny earnings of $46.2 million.
132 Earners of $100,000.00 or more from only 501 starters, including 62 over $200,000, 37 over $300,000, 19 over $400,000, 9 over $500,000, 5 over
$600,000, 4 over $700,000 3 over $1 Million and 2 over $1.5 Million.  
Average earnings per starter of over $87,000.00. Median earnings of over $35,000 per starter. Unusual Heat ranks 8th all time for North American Stallions for
lifetime average earnings per runner (Source TDN Sire Lists 2/1/14)
Lifetime AEI of a whopping 2.13  and California's All Time Leading  ABC runner stallion.
Sire of 39 black type stakes winners (47 overall stakes winners), 28 black type stakes placed runners and 9 other stakes winners. These include 11 graded
stakes winners (4 Grade 1 Winners), 1 Group 1 (Mexico) stakes winner and 17 additional graded stakes placed runners (6 of those are Grade 1 placed).
Sire of recently retired 2011 Eclipse Award Older Male Horse, 2011 California Horse of The Year, Pacific Classic and 6 time Grade 1 winner Acclamation.  
Acclamation is a millionaire who has won 9 graded stakes races (both on turf and synthetic at distances ranging from 1 1/8 miles to 1 1/2 miles) and was the
2011 Del Mar Horse of the Meet, Older Horse of the Meet and Turf Horse of the Meet.  He also has won 2010 and 2011 Hollywood Park Spring-Summer Meet
Turf Horse of the Meet and 2011 Santa Anita Autumn Turf Horse of the Meet.  He is also the 2011, 2012 Cal-Bred Older Horse and Turf Male Champion.
Sire of former world record holder Lennyfromalibu (6.5 furlongs on the turf -Santa Anita on 1/22/2004).
Sire of retired millionaire and Multiple Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 winning gelding The Usual Q.T.  QT was also the 2009 3 year old California Champion,
2009 Hollywood Park Fall Meet 3 Year Old of the meet, 2010 Del Mar Turf Horse of The Meet, and finished 3rd in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Mile.
Sire of retired millionaire and Grade 1, Grade 3 and 7 time stakes winner Unusual Suspect.
Sire of retired Grade 1, multiple stakes winning and 2007-2008 Valkyr Award winner Golden Doc A.
Sire of retired Grade 2, Grade 3, multiple stakes winner, 2 time California Champion (2008, 2009), 2008 3 Year Old Del Mar Filly of The Meet and 2008-09
Valkyr Trophy winner- Lethal Heat.
Sire of Grade 2 and multiple stakes winners Pretty Unusual and Gervinho. Sire of Grade 3 and multiple stakes winner Lightmyfirebaby.  Sire of Grade 3
winner Bettys Bambino.  Sire of Grade 1 placed Brushburn, Bel Air Sizzle, Best Present Ever and Mensa Heat.
Sire of 2012 California Champion and Grade 2 winning turf star Burns. Sire of 2013 California Champion Unusual Heatwave.
Leading sire (wins) for the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 Del Mar summer meets.
All time single meet, Santa Anita Winter meet sire with 28 wins for the 2008-2009 meeting.
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Unusual Heats Off To A Hot Start in 2015
  • Russian Dancer gets his 2nd victory of 2015  winning a claiming race long on the turf at Turf Paradise (January 27, 2015).
  • For a complete review of Unusual Heat's runners in 2014, please visit our 2014 Round-up Page.
  • Unusual Heat's continue to fill Santa Anita Park winter race meet cards with the following overnight horses scheduled to run (Jan 29-30): Relentless Heat, Wicked
    Heat, Unusual Lover, Badasmywifeletsmeb, Unusual Fleet, Lethal Story and Swiss Jet (Grandchild).