Feb. 12th, 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 foal on February 4 at Ridgeley Farm in Hemet, CA. The big roan colt born February 4th out of multiple stakes winner and G3 placed DIMPLE PINCH (by Smoke Glacken) was bred by Cicero Farms. Dimple Pinch’s 2014 Uncle Mo colt sold for $170,000 at the KEESEP- 2015. HE BE FIRE N ICE first filly foal arrived on Super Bowl Sunday, out of Quiet Optimism, a Deputy Minister mare with five prior winners, also owned by Cicero Farms.
HE BE FIRE N ICE burst upon the national scene in the summer of 2013 when the handsome gray won 3 straight races in electrifying come-from-behind style culminating in a victory in the California Dreamin’ Stakes at Del Mar. In his next two starts, HE BE FIRE N ICE made his usual thrilling stretch runs but lost by a head in both the G2 Del Mar Mile and again in the G2 City of Hope Stakes at Santa Anita. FIRE earned a 104 Beyer and a 2 ¾ Ragozin in the City of Hope and that 1:31.86 mile was only .09 seconds off Champion Wise Dan’s course record.
HE BE FIRE N ICE stands at Ridgeley Farm in Hemet, CA for $2,500 SN. Blacktype mares may be offered his RunNWin contract with no upfront fee.
The striking gray son of perennial Leading California sire Unusual Heat, He Be Fire N Ice has relocated to southern California. “This year we moved He Be Fire N Ice to Ridgeley Farm for two reasons. Many southern California breeders asked us last year for the opportunity to breed to Unusual Heat’s fastest son and Hemet is perfect for that. Second, we could not find a better horseperson than Pat Thompson-Longtin and her team at Ridgeley Farm to take care of our broodmares and the outside mares. During his first season we bred 27 high quality mares and with this team we hope to get to 50,” said Barbara J Ranck Perry, managing partner of Cicero Farms, who campaigned Fire throughout his career.
He Be Fire N Ice won over $330,000 in his racing career, earning two tough losses in back-to-back Grade 2s and culminating in a legitimate shot at Wise Dan in the Breeders Cup Mile in 2013. He began his career narrowly missing breaking his Maiden in a photo finish as a 2 year old at Del Mar, and returned to Del Mar to break his maiden as a 3 year old going 6 furlongs on the main track. After missing a full year with a tendon injury that fully recovered, He Be Fire N Ice returned and reeled off a 4 race turf winning streak, climaxing with his return to Del Mar to win the California Dreamin’ Stakes. He followed that with a 2nd place by a half-length to G-1 winner Obviously in a furious stretch drive in the G2 Del Mar Mile (his last half mile in 45 and 2). A month later another furious half mile rally fell a neck short of winning the G2 City of Hope Mile while earning a 2 ¾ Ragozin number (104 Beyer) and missing Wise Dan’s track and world record by .06 seconds, running 1:31.94. Those results earned him the points to run against Wise Dan in the 2013 Breeder’s Cup Mile where he earned the 4th best Ragozin in the race.
Stakes winning and G2 placed He Be Fire N Ice, who started his stud career in 2015, is owned by Cicero Farms. Like all breeders and owners, they want to RUN N WIN, so this year He Be Fire N Ice will stand for $2,500 Live Foal with the RUN N WIN program available to qualified mares (breeder pays when the foal wins its first race). Help us join with Ridgeley Farm in making another great California stallion.
HE BE FIRE N ICE – $2,500.00 S&N
Ridgeley Farm is please to announce that He Be Fire N Ice will be added to their stallion roster. Bio and pictures coming soon!
Here is the link to the Press Release from the Paulick Report. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloodstock/he-be-fire-n-ice-relocating-to-ridgeley-farm-in-california/
Another quality California Stakes Winner bred and raised at Ridgeley Farm.
Here’s a link to the article from California Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association. http://ctba.com/my-monet-in-game-grable-win/
Here is a link to the article featuring Informed and his first winner, first time starter, Dragon Flower.