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Unusual Heat Hall of Fame Horses (in order of induction):
Lennyfromalibu- First Unusual Heat Stakes winner and star horse, former world record holder at Santa Anita for 6 1/2 furlongs down the hill (held the record for 7 years). A charismatic personality with a huge fan base.
Tucked Away- First Unusual Heat Graded Stakes Winner. Won stakes on different surfaces and at different distances.
Thermal Ablasion- First Crop multiple Stakes Winner who primarily raced in the Eastern US.
Spenditallbaby- Multiple Stakes winner, graded placed. Dynamic performer and personality best know for Del Mar paddock antics.
Unusual Suspect- Millionaire Grade 1 winner. Won Stakes races at all major California tracks and in Australia. Won stakes races from 6 furlongs to 1 1/2 miles on 4 different surfaces. Known as the black horse and the son who most closely resembles Unusual Heat.
Lightmyfirebaby- Grade 3 and multiple Stakes Winning Filly known as "The Late Bloomer".
Golden Doc A- Unusual Heat's first Grade 1 winner. Valkyr Trophy recipient. Multiple stakes winner. Ran 4th in the 2008 Kentucky Oaks.
Lethal Heat- 2 time California Champion. Valkyr Trophy recipient. Grade 2 and multiple stakes winner. Breeders' Cup participant. Horse of the meet honors. Widely regarded as the 2nd best distaffer of her era in Southern California.
Bel Air Sizzle- Multiple stakes winner and Grade 1 placed known for her amazing late turn of foot.
Raise The Heat- A workman like Claiming level horse who ran for 10 years and earned over $300,000.
The Usual Q.T.- Widely regarded as the best turf miler in the Western United Stakes and one of the best nationally in his era. Earned over $1 million in his career. 3 time California Champion. 3rd in 2010 Breeders' Cup Mile. Multiple Grade 1 winner on the turf.
Pretty Unusual- Multiple Stakes and Grade 2 winner known for having Jack Klugman as part of her owner partnership.
Acclamation- 2011 Eclipse Award Older Male winner, 2 time California Horse of The Year. 6 time California Champion. 2011 Pacific Classic winner. 6 time Grade 1 winner. 9 time graded stakes winner. Earner of over $1.9 million. The most accomplished son of Unusual Heat.
The Parties Over (As a broodmare)- First Unusual Heat mare to produce a black type earner. All her progeny were winners.
Burns- Charismatic winner of the 2011 Grade 2 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar. 2011 California Champion 3 year old male. A huge fan following on the Southern California racing circuit.
Unusual Heatwave- A multiple stakes winner and 2012 California Champion 3 year old male.
Gervinho- Crowd pleasing multiple stakes winner including the 2013 Grade 2 Sir Beaufort Handicap. Also was the very first winner of Santa Anita's Inaugural Zuma Beach Stakes and placed 5th in the 2012 Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. 2013 California Champion 3 Year Old Male and runner up as a 2 year old.
Lakerville- Graded stakes place turf sprinter and owner of the fastest 1/4 mile and 1/8 mile fractions at 5 furlongs on the grass in Del Mar. Winner of the 2014 Clockers Corner Stakes at Santa Anita.
Betty's Bambino- Active runner and multiple Graded stakes winner and King of The Hill at Santa Anita Park. Betty has won 3 Santa Anita stakes on the hillside turf course in 3 different years and is a dominant force on the lawn.