Keyword: Unusual Heat

  • Hip 78, a daughter of Bodemeister out of the Jump Start mare North Freeway, set a Barretts record when she sold for $300,000

    Strong Cal-Breds Shine at Barretts Select Yearling Sale

    Three yearlings—all California-breds—sold for six figures each at the Barretts select yearling sale Aug. 29 at Del Mar. A daughter of Bodemeister brought $300,000, an Unusual Heat filly sold for $200,000, and Mucho Macho Man colt brought $120,000.

  • Cheekaboo (middle) finds just enough to win the Honeymoon Stakes

    Cheekaboo Edges Favorites in Honeymoon

    With an expert ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Cheekaboo broke through for her first graded stakes win in her first start against open company June 19 in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Smokey Image and Victor Espinoza dominate the California Cup Derby.

    Smokey Image Dominant in Cal Cup Derby

    A homebred California-bred chestnut, with blinkers on and Victor Espinoza in the irons, broke away from the field to win the $250,000 California Cup Derby Jan. 30 at Santa Anita Park. Sound familiar?

  • Unusual Heat Has Full Book for 2016

    Unusual Heat, the six-time leading sire in California and California's all-time leading stallion in total progeny, turf, and California-bred earnings, already has a full book for 2016 at a fee of $20,000.

  • Barretts Set for First Del Mar Yearling Sale

    Barretts Sales, having conducted paddock auctions of horses of racing age during the Del Mar race meeting the past four years, is inaugurating a select yearling sale this season. It will be held Aug. 15.

  • Gervinho

    GII Winner Gervinho to Stand at Tommy Town

    Grade II winner Gervinho, the 2013 champion California-bred 3-year-old male, has been retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., for a fee of $3,500.

  • Lakerville to Harris Farms for 2015

    Lakerville, a son of six-time California leading sire and all-time California-bred progeny earnings leader Unusual Heat, will stand at John C. Harris' Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif, for the 2015 season.

  • Gervinho wins the 2013 Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    Gervinho Rallies Wide to Take Sir Beaufort

    Keith Brackpool's Gervinho, winless since the 2013 Del Mar meet, got back in the win column with a strong off-the pace victory in the $201,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

  • Acclamation

    Acclamation to Miss Breeders' Cup With Injury

    Trainer Don Warren confirmed speculation that Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding older male, would not make the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 and 3.

  • Acclamation

    Acclamation Likely Out of Pacific Classic

    Acclamation came out of an Aug. 13 gallop with slight swelling in his left front ankle which owner E.W. "Bud" Johnston said will prevent a title defense in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 26.

  • Acclamation bounds home to win the Eddie Read at Del Mar.

    Acclamation Wins Eddie Read for 7th Straight

    Champion Acclamation ran his winning streak to seven en route to his second straight triumph in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), drawing away in the stretch after setting the pace on the Del Mar turf July 21.

  • Acclamation takes the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap for the third consecutive year.

    No Rust for Acclamation in Whittingham Return

    Acclamation, last year's champion old horse, made his long-awaited return to action with a front-running victory in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9.

  • Pretty Unusual, out of Sci Fi Kin, in the El Encino Stakes.

    Sci Fi Kin Tops Barretts Jan. Sale

    Sci Fin Kin, dam of grade II winner Pretty Unusual, tops the Jan. 23 Barretts January mixed sale. The auction's average rises 14.2% over last year's figure.

  • Rebounding Mensa Heat Sizzles in On Trust

    Recovered from ulcers, Mensa Heat was on top of his game once again as he defeated a solid group of California-bred sprinters in the $84,500 On Trust Handicap, the closing day feature at Hollywood Park Dec. 18.

  • Unusual Heat to Stand for $20,000

    Unusual Heat, California's leading sire this year and sire of Horse of the Year candidate Acclamation, will stand in 2012 for $20,000 at John C. Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.

  • Barretts Sale, Hip 41 sold for $100,000.

    Barretts Yearling Sale Off to Strong Start

    Led by two colts who each brought $100,000, the first session of the Barretts October Yearling Sale rose 47.15% in average, to $27,145. The 55 head sold at the Oct. 11 session grossed $1,493,000, up 42% from the 2010 gross.

  • Acclamation

    Acclamation Sidelined by Foot Problem

    West Coast star Acclamation, winner of five straight races, including the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), won't run again this year because of a foot problem, according to an Oct. 11 Daily Racing Form story.

  • Cal-Bred Enhancements Could Boost Barretts

    With California-breds dominating the Barretts October yearling sale catalog, buyers looking to take advantage of the recently announced Cal-bred stakes additions will have plenty of choices.

  • Acclamation wins the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship

    No Stopping Acclamation in Clement Hirsch

    Odds-on choice Acclamation continued his dominance over the Southern California turf division when he held off a determined Champ Pegasus in the $150,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Oct. 2.

  • Acclamation wins the Pacific Classic

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    Acclamation Pulls Off Pacific Classic Heist

    Acclamation, with a patented front-running ride from veteran jockey Patrick Valenzuela, held off favored Twirling Candy in the final furlong to win the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) by a head at Del Mar Aug. 28.

  • Burns holds off Lil Bit O'Fun to win the La Jolla Handicap.
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    Burns Scorches La Jolla Foes

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela drove Burns through an opening at the rail past mid-stretch to capture the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), giving trainer Barry Abrams a special moment at Del Mar Aug. 13.

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    Acclamation Keeps Rolling in Eddie Read

    Acclamation made it consecutive grade I wins when he milked a soft pace and kicked away on the final turn en route to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) on the turf at Del Mar July 23.

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    More Applause for Acclamation in Whittingham

    Front-running Acclamation ran away from the field in the Hollywood Park stretch to register a repeat victory as the odds-on favorite in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) June 11.

  • The Usual Q. T. delivers a dominating performance in the Eddie Read.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9116892%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Usual Q. T. Makes Eddie Read Look Easy

    The Usual Q. T., ridden patiently by Victor Espinoza, made easy work of strong field in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) over the Del Mar turf for the second grade I victory of his career July 24.