Keyword: Unusual Heat

  • Acclamation bounces to victory in the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap.<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%3D8959496%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Acclamation Puts Jim Murray Foes to Sleep

    Acclamation earned his first graded stakes win and snapped an 11-race losing streak when he dominated his rivals in the $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) in a 14-1 upset on the Hollywood Park turf May 15.

  • Papa Clem

    Come to Papa

    Though he was bred in Kentucky, Papa Clem is a Californian.

  • Pretty Unusual<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%3D8753538%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    International Pedigree That's Pretty Unusual

    It's unusual for a runner to cross the finish line before a champion, unusual for any horse to have ancestors from 6 nations in her 3rd generation, and definitely Pretty Unusual to fit both of these descriptions.

  • Jockey Chantal Sutherland earned her second graded stakes victory in as many days when she guided  Pretty Unusual to win the El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Sutherland Caps Big Weekend in El Encino

    Jockey Chantal Sutherland earned her second grade II victory in as many days when she guided 29-1 outsider Pretty Unusual to win the El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 17. Favored Stardom Bound was second.

  • The Usual Q.T.

    The Usual Q. T. Hot in California

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p>Winner of both the Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) and Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) in November, this Unusual Heat gelding typifies the best of California breeding.

  • The Usual Q.T. gets his fifth consecutive win in the Hollywood Derby.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8661028%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Hollywood Derby: More of Same From Usual Q.T.

    Since trainer James Cassidy switched The Usual Q.T. to the turf to break his maiden in August, all the California-bred son of standout sire Unusual Heat has done is win. He ran his streak to five against a powerful field.

  • Unusual Suspect (inside) outfights Richard&#39;s Kid to take the Cougar II at Del Mar. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8387928%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    'Suspect Nets BC Marathon Slot in Cougar II

    Unusual Suspect, the second-longest shot on the board at 24-1, won a head-bobbing decision over Richard's Kid to capture the $150,000 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar and sew up a starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Marathon.

  • Auerbach Launching Racing Venture

    California owner Madeline Auerbach announced a new racing venture in which she is syndicating offspring by major California stallion Unusual Heat.

  • Lethal Heat returns in an allowance race at Del Mar on July 25.

    Lethal Heat Primed For Big Second Half

    Dual graded stakes winner Lethal Heat, who set seven-furlong track records in consecutive races at Del Mar last season, continues what her connections hope will end with an appearance in the $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) later this year when she returns in an allowance race July 25 on opening weekend of the Del Mar meeting.

  • Beltene outfights Hooh Why to take the Sunshine Millions Oaks.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7536703%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Beltene Cinches Sunshine Oaks Upset

    Undefeated Beltene won her third straight race in an upset, when she rallied past Hooh Why in deep stretch to win the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Oaks by a head at Santa Anita Jan. 24.

  • Unusual Suspect Fingers Silveyville

    Unusual Suspect, guided by Chantal Sutherland, overtook the leaders in upper stretch en route to a one-length win in the $73,500 Silveyville Stakes on opening day of the 118-day Golden Gate Fields winter/spring meet Dec. 26.

  • Cal Cup Classic: Mr. Chairman Takes Over

    Trainer Doug O'Neill watched his retired star Lava Man lead the post parade for Oak Tree's $250,000 California Cup Classic, then saw his newest stable standout Mr. Chairman dig in to defeat the favored filly Romance Is Diane by a head Oct. 5 at Santa Anita.

  • California Yearling Sale Faces Challenge

    Tucked between a weekend of Breeders' Cup prep races and the California Cup showcasing the local product, California's fall select yearling sale offers a slimmer but more select catalog than in years past.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    Aurebach's Karma with CARMA

    Look in the winner's circle after any offspring of Unusual Heat wins a race and you'll likely see a petite, brown-haired woman hugging the jockey, high-fiving the trainer, or congratulating the owner.

  • Lethal Heat (red cap) edges Smooth Performer and Tasha&#39;s Miracle (inside) in the Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 8. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4771069%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Lethal Heat Fires in Hollywood Oaks

    Lethal Heat gained the lead in the final sixteenth of a mile and scored a head victory over Smooth Performer in a three-horse blanket finish to the $157,600 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. II) on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track June 8.

  • Lethal Heat made it three stakes wins in a row in the Santa Paula (gr. IIIT) March 30 at Santa Anita.

    Lethal Heat Still Perfect After 'Paula

    Undefeated Lethal Heat won her third straight race in the space of a month and became a grade III winner when she burned past the pacesetters mid-stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $108,500 Santa Paula Stakes on the Santa Anita synthetic track March 30.

  • Golden Doc A comes from off the pace to take Las Virgenes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3535738%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Golden Doc A Gets Room to Operate

    Favored Golden Doc A proved her big effort against 2007 Juvenile Filly champion Indian Blessing last time out was no fluke, coming from off the pace to become a grade I winner in the $250,000 Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.

  • Unusual Suspect (center) gets up in time to win the Hollywood Turf Express.

    No Blaming 'Suspect in Turf Upset

    Outsider Unusual Suspect found a gaping hole mid-stretch and exploited it for his first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 24.

  • Tucked Away (right) by a nose over Hollywood Story to win Hirsch.

    Tucked Away Makes Her Own Hollywood Ending

    Tucked Away, a mare with many more nibbles than bites, surprised the field in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Sunday when she nipped a surging Hollywood Story by a nose at the wire.

  • Patient Scrofa Captures Irish O'Brien

    Scrofa, ridden patiently by Patrick Valenzuela, rallied between horses and prevailed by a half-length Thursday in the $140,625 Irish O'Brien Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Ex-Claimer Scrofa Wins Work The Crowd 'Cap

    Scrofa, in her fourth start since being claimed for $62,500, posted a convincing victory in the $100,000 Work The Crowd Handicap for California-bred fillies and mares at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.