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Published by Picket Fence, 2019-05-08 22:47:21



(Unusual Heat (USA) x Penpont (NZ), by Crested Wave)


$5,000 +GST +LFG

“This horse deserves to be a stallion. He’s a great horse,
the only horse in California that’s won stakes races at every

major track,” trainer Barry Abrams.

By Unusual Heat (USA):

A top son of the champion sire Nureyev
(USA) (Northern Dancer), Unusual Heat
was six-times leading sire in California, 13
times leading turf sire and holds the record
for the all-time leading sire by Californian

progeny earnings ($54.7 million).
Statistically, Unusual Heat’s winners to

runners ratio of 72% is

His 47 stakes winners include two-time
California horse of the year, 2011 Eclipse
champion older horse, and six-time Grade

One winner Acclamation (USA).

Out of Penpont (NZ):

Whilst bred in America, Unusual Suspect
hails from a New Zealand family, with his
dam Penpont, a winner in the USA, bred in

New Zealand.
A daughter of Crested Wave, Penpont has
produced seven other winners by Unusual

Heat including the Gr.1 Santa Anita Las
Virgenes Stakes winner Golden Doc A
(USA) and the stakes-placed Rushen

Heat (USA).
At stud, Golden Doc A has produced
Albert Dock (JPN) (Deep Impact), a
dual Group Three winner in Japan while
Rushen Heat is the dam of multiple stakes
winner Frank Conversation (USA)

(Quality Road).
Penpont is a half-sister to two metropoli-
tan winners in Australasia: Prince Poser
(NZ) and Monte Bay (NZ), whilst her dam
Imposing Star (NZ), a winner in Sydney,
is a daughter of the NZ Group One winner
Black Willow (NZ) (Sobig), also the dam
of the dual stakes winner English Charm
(NZ) (Noble Bijou) and grandam of the

Listed winner Joseph (NZ) (Starjo).

A Top International Performer:

Unusual Suspect won seven stakes races in California from
2007-2010, highlighted by the 2010 Gr.1 Hollywood Turf Cup
Stakes (2400m).
He also placed in 10 other U.S. stakes races, five of which were
graded. During his time in Califorina he won stakes races at
every major racetrack in the State: Santa Anita Park, Del Mar,
Hollywood Park, Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields.
In 2011, Unusual Suspect was sold to an Australian ownership
group with a view to his future career as a stallion.
Trained in Australia by Mick Kent, Unusual Suspect finished
fourth in the Gr.2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at his
Australian debut.
He then finished a creditable sixth and ninth in the Caulfield and
Melbourne Cups of 2011, respectively, encouraging Kent to travel
him to Dubai.
He went on to place in the Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) before
winning the Listed TAB Werribee Cup (2600m).
Unusual Suspect showed great versatility and longevity through-
out his career. He won seven and placed in 10 stakes races from
1200-2600m, including a Group Three race over 1200m as a
three-year-old, raced in four different countries over six years and
earned close to $2 million in prizemoney.
He was stakes performed at every age from two-years-old
through to his retirement at eight-years-old.

Winning the Group One Hollywood Turf
Cup in the second fastest time ever




Nigel & Adaire Auret
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Or Hamish Auret
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