11/17/2014 8:20PM

Unusual Heat to stand for $20,000 in 2015


Unusual Heat, a perennial leading sire in California, will stand for an advertised fee of $20,000 during the 2015 breeding season at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif.

The 24-year-old son of Nureyev’s fee will remain unchanged from 2014 as he enters his fifth season standing at Harris Farms. He will be available to approved mares only.

Unusual Heat has sired 14 crops of racing age with 351 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $45.5 million. His most successful offspring is Acclamation, the champion older horse of 2011 and a six-time Grade 1 winner. Other top runners by the stallion include Grade 1 winners The Usual Q. T., Unusual Suspect, and Golden Doc A and Grade 2 winners Lethal Heat, Tucked Away, Gervinho, and Burns.

Unusual Heat set the all-time California record for progeny earnings in 2008 with over $5.8 million, and has been the state’s leading sire by earnings every year from 2008 to 2013.

On the racetrack, Unusual Heat won 6 of 16 starts in Ireland and the U.S. for earnings of $142,605, highlighted by three Irish stakes victories. He is out of the Grade 1-winning, Danish-bred Glacial mare Rossard, who is the dam of six winners from 10 foals to race.