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Friday, May 19, 2017

Unusual Heat Dies at 27

Perennial leading California sire Unusual Heat, the all-time leading sire by California progeny earnings, died May 17 at the age of 27 due to complications from arthritis-induced laminitis. Read More
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Friday, March 31, 2017

CTBA Member Profile: Barbara Ranck Perry & Ron Perry

Barbara Ranck-Perry can still recall when, as a kid showing horses in Montana, she asked her father for a Dutch warmblood to school over jumps. “He grabbed one of his racehorses and said, ‘Here, this one can’t run. Take him and teach him how to jump.’” Read More
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Tiz A Kiss Retired

Cicero Farms’ Grade II placed mare Tiz A Kiss has been officially retired. The 7-year old is scheduled to visit He Be Fire N Ice for her first mating. Read More
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mufeed wins his first start in Meydan Dubai

Hannah’s Dowery just had her second foal Mufeed win his first start in Meydan Dubai. Hannah’s Dowery was recently bred to He Be Fire N Ice. Read More
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Monday, October 10, 2016

Top CA Sire Unusual Heat Pensioned at Age 26

Unusual Heat, the all time leading sire in California progeny earnings, has been pensioned from stud duty at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., at the age of 26. Read More
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

He Be Fire N Ice First Foals Arrive

He Be Fire N Ice, a Stakes Winner and multiple G2 placed son of dominant CA sire Unusual Heat, sired his first foals February 2016. Read More
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Jim & Pat Thompson Elected to the CTBA Hall of Fame

Jim & Pat Thompson are synonymous with the operation of Ridgeley Farm in Hemet, CA. Among the stakes-producing stallions that have stood there are Memo and Iam The Iceman. The newest stallion arrival is stakes winner He Be Fire N Ice. Read More
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Friday, November 20, 2015

He Be Fire N Ice (Unusual Heat – Deputy Tombe, by Deputy Commander) Now Standing at Ridgeley Farm

Pat Thompson of Ridgeley Farms announced today that He Be Fire N Ice has moved to southern California and will be standing at Ridgeley Farm – one of the oldest continuously operating Thoroughbred Farms in California. Read More
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Friday, November 1, 2013

Richie Sambora Excited About Breeder’s Cup and He Be Fire N Ice

Richie Sambora, the legendary guitarist for Bon Jovi, shares his love of horse racing (and enthusiasm for He Be Fire N Ice) at the Breeders' Cup in Santa Anita. Read More
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

He Be Fire N Ice Gets Second in City of Hope Handicap

“When I kicked [No Jet Lag] out turning for home he exploded. I was loaded (when coming to Obviously at the top of the stretch)... I was more worried about the grey (second place finisher He Be Fire N Ice) at that point.” Read More
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

He Be Fire N Ice Rallies from Last to Second in Del Mar Mile

He Be Fire N Ice, winner of the California Dreamin Handicap a month ago, rallied from last place under Victor Espinoza finishing second to Obviously. Read More
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Del Mar: Obviously the ‘Gorilla’ for Mile Repeat

He Be Fire N Ice, a closer, has won his last four starts on turf and makes his graded stakes debut Sunday. “He Be Fire N Ice is a fighter, and he’ll run well,” Sadler said. Read More
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

He Be Fire N Ice Too Hot To Handle in California Dreamin’

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, He Be Fire N Ice closed from sixth in a field of nine to win the California Dreamin’ over 1 1/16 miles by a head over Rock Me Baby. Read More
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