11/20/2015 11:59AM

He Be Fire N Ice relocates to Ridgeley Farm in California

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Grade 2-placed stakes winner He Be Fire N Ice has relocated to Ridgeley Farm in Hemet, Calif., for the 2016 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500.

The 7-year-old son of Unusual Heat made his debut at stud in 2015, standing at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif. for the same price. His first foals arrive in 2016.

“We have been raising high class Thoroughbreds in the Hemet valley for over 50 years and we are extremely pleased to be adding “Fire” to our stallion roster.” said Pat Thompson of Ridgeley Farm. “I wanted to have him here before the stallion tour [The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association will hold a stallion tour of Riverside County farms on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific] and he’s been here now for a little more than a month.  He’s settled in nicely and is a great addition to our farm.  We enjoy raising big horses here and we see He Be Fire N Ice a big part of our future.”

He Be Fire N Ice won five of 16 starts over four seasons of racing for earnings of $332,580, highlighted by a win in the California Dreamin’ Handicap at Del Mar. He also earned runner-up finishes in the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile Handicap and City of Hope Mile Stakes.

Bred in California by St. George’s Farm, He Be Fire N Ice is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Deputy Commander mare Deputy Tombe. He is from the family of Grade 3 winner Elusive Diva and English Group 3 winner Tropics.