Bring the Heat, sire of world-record holder One Hot Wish, is being relocated to Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif.
Trainer Wesley Ward owns Bring the Heat, who will stand for $5,000. The son of major California sire In Excess out of One Hot Mama, by Incinderator, stood at Abbott Ranch near Oro Grande, Calif., since entering stud in 2003, and previously commanded a $2,500 fee.
“I just think it's exciting to have a horse like that,” said Tommy Town's farm manager Mike Allen. “He's produced numbers from such small crops. If he gets a chance to breed enough mares and some quality mares, who knows what he could be?”
One Hot Wish set a world record of :48.87 for 4 1/2 furlongs in a 12 1/4-length win in her racing debut April 12 at Keeneland. Ward and Robert Tanklage own One Hot Wish, who was consigned to the April 17 Keeneland 2-year-old sale, but failed to sell on a final bid of $300,000. The chestnut filly is out of the Roar mare Wish for a Jeanne, a permanent boarder at Tommy Town who also is co-owned by Ward and Tanklage.
Wish for a Jeanne is in foal to Valid Wager and will be bred back to Bring the Heat, who has sired four winners from six starters in two crops of racing age.
Ward trained Bring the Heat for a group that included Dan Butler, James Cassels, and Mike Moore. Bring the Heat won three of seven races and earned $121,260.