Unusual Heat Accomplishments

​Some of Unusual Heat's Accomplishments At Stud Include:

  • All Time Leading Sire of total progeny earnings, Cal-bred progeny earnings and turf progeny earnings for California.

  • Set the All time single year record holder for California stallion North American Progeny Earnings with $5,827,513 in 2008, since eclipsed in 2016.

  • One of only four sires in California history to have progeny earnings of over $5 Million for a single year (2008 and 2009).

  • Only sire in California history to have seven years of earnings of $4 million or more. (2008,2009,2010,2011,2012, 2013, 2014). Also earnings of $3 million or more 4 other times (2007,2015,2016, 2017)

  • Ranks in Top 25 of All Time USA Based Stallions for Career Progeny Turf Earnings (25th as of 4/1/10).

  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017  Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings.

  • Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Turf Earnings for an amasing 14 straigt years (2004-2017) in over a decade of dominance on the lawn.

  • Sire of 15 California Champions including 2011, 2012 California Horse of the Year and 2011 Eclipse Award Winning Older Male Horse Acclamation.

  • Lifetime cumulative worldwide progeny earnings of $63.0 million.

  • 185 Earners of $100,000 or more from only 641 starters, including 97 over $200,000, 56 over $300,000, 24 over  $400,000, 11 over $500,000, 6 over $600,000, 4 over $700,000 3 over $1 Million and 2 over $1.5 Million.  

  • Average earnings per starter of over $97,000.00. Median earnings of over $43,000 per starter. Unusual Heat ranks 8th all time for North American Stallions for lifetime average earnings per runner (Source TDN Sire Lists 2/1/14)

  • Lifetime AEI of a whopping 1.87 and California's All Time Leading APEX and ABC runner stallion.

  • Sire of 52 black type stakes winners (63 overall stakes winners), 36 additional black type stakes placed runners and 10 other stakes winners. These include 16 graded stakes winners (4 Grade 1 Winners), 1 Group 1 (Mexico) winner and 38 graded stakes placed runners (6 of those are Grade 1 placed).

  • Sire of 2011 Eclipse Award Older Male Horse, 2011 California Horse of The Year, Pacific Classic and 6 time Grade 1 winner Acclamation.

  • Acclamation is a millionaire who has won 9 graded stakes races (both on turf and synthetic at distances ranging from 1 1/8 miles to 1 1/2 miles) and was the 2011 Del Mar Horse of the Meet, Older Horse of the Meet and Turf Horse of the Meet.  He also has won 2010 and 2011 Hollywood Park Spring-Summer Meet Turf Horse of the Meet and 2011 Santa Anita Autumn Turf Horse of the Meet.  He is also the 2011, 2012 Cal-Bred Older Horse and Turf Male Champion.

  • Sire of former world record holder Lennyfromalibu (6.5 furlongs on the turf -Santa Anita on 1/22/2004).

  • Sire of 15 California Champions including Grade 2 winning turf stars Burns and Gervinho, mulitple stakes winners Unusual Heatwave and Pacific Heat.

  • Sire of retired millionaire and Multiple Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 winning gelding The Usual Q.T.  QT was also the 2009 3 year old California Champion, 2009 Hollywood Park Fall Meet 3 Year Old of the meet, 2010 Del Mar Turf Horse of The Meet, and finished 3rd in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Mile.

  • Sire of millionaire and Grade 1, Grade 3 and 7 time stakes winner Unusual Suspect.. Sire of  Grade 1, multiple stakes winning and 2007-2008 Valkyr Award winner Golden Doc A.

  • Sire of retired Grade 2, Grade 3, multiple stakes winner, 2 time California Champion (2008, 2009), 2008 3 Year Old Del Mar Filly of The Meet and 2008-09 Valkyr Trophy winner- Lethal Heat.

  • Sire of Grade 2 winner and mutliple stakes, multiple surfaces winning star Majestic Heat.

  • Sire of Grade 2 and multiple stakes winners Pretty Unusual and Cheekaboo.

  • Sire of 2020 Stakes Winner, Grade 2 Placed Stealthediamonds.

  • Sire of 2020 Stakes Winner, Grade 3 Placed Super Patriot.

  • Sire of Grade 3 and multiple stakes winners Lightmyfirebaby, Grecian Fire and Betty's Bambino and Grade 3 winners How Unusual.

  • Sire of Grade 1 placed Brushburn, Bel Air SizzleBest Present Ever and Mensa Heat.

  • Broodmare sire of Grade 1 winners Mucho Unusual (2021 Graded Stakes Winner), Mo Forza, Masochistic and Spanish Queen, Grade 2 Winners-Grade 1 Placed Dr. Dorr and Frank Conversation,  Grade 2 winners America's Tale and Prince Earl, Grade 3 winner-Grade 1 placed Big Score, Group 3 winner Albert Dock (JPN), Group Placed Stakes Winner Reliable Ace (JPN) and Graded placed stakes winners Rye and Cordiality.

  • Broodmare sire of 2021 stakes winners North County Guy and Closing Remarks.

  • Broodmare sire of stakes winners Spanish Loveaffair, Tiger Dad, Jimi's A Star, Total Heat (JPN), Somethings Unusual, Berniestrike, Az Ridge and Sombree and black type stakes placed More Than Unusual, Mr. Unusual, Party With Brando, Magic School, Gangnam Guy, Slews Charm, Indiana Nana, Thermodynamics, Queenie Marini, Heated Debate, Beat The Heat, Lucky Christiana, Cardiac and French Alps.

  • Grandsire of 2019 Multiple Graded Stakes winner Acclimate along with stakes winners Take The One O One, Heck Yeah and Lakerball. Grandsire of black type stakes placed runners Alsatian, Accountability and Accomplished Sister.

  • Leading sire (wins) for the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 Del Mar summer meets.

  • All time single meet, Santa Anita Winter meet sire with 28 wins for the 2008-2009 meeting.

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