Barry Abrams Biography
Below is the biography for Mr. Barry Abrams.  Abrams the primary trainer and breeder of the offspring of Unusual Heat. He also trained the
stallion during his racing career.

Born: March 4, 1954, in Minsk, Russia

Resident: Arcadia, California

Family: wife Dyan; daughters AnnaMarie and Natalie; brother David

Began career in 1972 as a stablehand for a family friend's Standardbred stable at Hollywood Park while attending business and accounting
classes at Cal State University, Los Angeles. Was assistant to then-leading trainer Don Ratchford, 1974-75. Went out on his own training
Standardbreds in 1978 at the Meadowlands. In 1984, one of his horses, Guts, won nearly $2 million. Returned to Southern California in 1987.
Worked for trainer Roger Stein ... Began training Thorougbreds in 1993

Saddled Famous Digger to a neck victory in the 1997 Del Mar Oaks, his first grade I victory. Famous Digger, a $40,000 claim, won stakes
under Abrams' care and he sold her in January 1998 for seven figures to Fusao Sekiguchi in Florida ... Comes to his first Breeders' Cup in
2000 with Speaking of Time, a stakes winner for Abrams in 2000 who is cross-entered in the Distaff and the Filly & Mare Turf.

Elected to the Thoroughbred Owners of California Board of Directors in 2005 where he served for over a year.  Also named CTBA Trainer of
the Year for California in 2005.

Horses most associated with Mr. Abrams include:

  • Unusual Heat
  • Unusual Suspect- 5 Time Stakes Winner
  • Lethal Heat- 2 Time California Champion
  • Golden Doc A- Grade 1 Winner
  • Famous Digger- Grade 1 Winner
  • Guts I- Millionaire Standardbred
  • Lightmyfirebaby- Grade 3 Winner
  • Burns- Grade 2 Winner
  • Pretty Unusual- Grade 2 winner
  • Spenditallbaby- Multiple Stakes Winner
  • Lennyfromalibu- World Record Holder
  • Slew's Royal Son
  • Fondly Remembered
  • Bengal Bay
  • Speaking of Time
  • Penpont
  • Shorten Sail
  • Kachamandi
  • Juliessugardaddy
  • Bel Air Sizzle
  • Add Heat
  • Medzendeekron
  • Andover The Money
  • Andover The Cash
  • Runforthemoneybaby
  • Master Heat
  • Mama Rosa
  • Papa Lev
  • Guts II
  • Christiana's Heat
  • Spencer's Magic
  • Lake Marina
  • Silber
  • America's Friend
  • The Toast of Troy
  • Orbit's World
  • Frankie Eyelashes
  • Brushburn
  • Mensa Heat
  • Magic School
  • On Fire
  • Call Me Honcho
  • Jax El
  • Lazered
  • Flashover
  • Sandy Cheeks
  • Dadsalittleunusual
  • Phi Beta Heat
  • Party With Brando
  • Powerofvoodoo
  • Lindz Winz
  • Tigah (GB)
  • Lisa Lulu
  • Huntsville
  • Starspangled Heat
  • Unusual Beam
  • Hotradamus
  • Inquisitive Son
  • Lakerville
  • Majestic Heat
  • Cardiac
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Photos courtesy of Little Red Feather, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Benoit Photo, CTBA and Hollywood Park