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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 10 straight years (2004-2013) in a decade of dominance on the lawn.
Sire of 13 California Champions including 2011 and 2012 California Horse of the Year Acclamation.
Lifetime cumulative progeny earnings of $45.5 million.
128 Earners of $100,000.00 or more from only 465 starters, including 60 over $200,000, 35 over $300,000, 18 over $400,000, 8 over $500,000, 5 over
$600,000, 1 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 (California's All Time Leading AEI and ABC runner stallion).
Sire of 37 black type stakes winners (45 overall stakes winners), 28 black type stakes placed runners and 9 other stakes winners. These include 10 graded
stakes winners (4 Grade 1 Winners), 1 Group 1 (Mexico) stakes winner and 16 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 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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Mega Heat Mega Impressive In Del Mar Allowance Feature
  • Mega Heat rolls late to win an Allowance Race on the turf at Del Mar for his 3rd win of 2014 and his 9th lifetime score (November 20, 2014).
  • Diamond Cut graduates in her 2nd career start winning a Cal-bred Maiden 50K Claiming race at Del Mar (November 20, 2014).
  • Lakerville retired to stud at Harris Farms farms in Coalinga, CA for the 2015 breeding season. This 6 year old son of Unusual Heat dazzled crowds in California with
    his late running, big kick in turf sprints. He sported  5-4-0 record in his 11 career starts winning the Clockers Corner Handicap at Santa Anita Park and finishing
    second in the Grade 3 San Simeon Stakes. Known for a powerful turn of foot and dynamic personality, Lakerville will stand for Private Treaty with complimentary
    breedings available to approved mares.  For more information, please contact Harris Farms or visit www.lakerville.net .
  • Starspangled Heat nominated to the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup at 1 1/2 miles on the turf at Del Mar to be run on November 27, 2014.
  • Boozer nominated to the Grade 2 Seabiscuit Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Del Mar to be run on November 28, 2014.
  • Unusual Heat runners continue to fill fields at the Del Mar Bing Crosby Season meet with the following horses scheduled to run (November 21-23): Relentless Heat,
    Presidentsky (Grandson), Mad Melinda, Teemuku, Heat Trap, Cernobbio, Marina Del Heat, Cravin' The Heat, Lethal Story and Sizzlin' Joe.