Warm Spell (1988-1994) was an American Eclipse Award winning thoroughbred racehorse, a Kentucky-bred son of Northern Baby, owned and trained by John K. Griggs and bred by Robert Kluener. He was ridden primarily by the owner/trainer's son, Kirk Griggs.
In 1994 Warm Spell won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Steeplechase horse, and his career ended with him as the Number 2 all-time leading American steeplechase earner. He was over $120,000 ahead of Lonesome Glory, with the two having split decisions in their head-to-head meetings. Warm Spell won The American Grand National in 1994.
Winnings: 19 Starts: 12 - 3 - 1, $457,964
At 3: WON Raymond G. Wolfe Memorial Hurdle; Future Champions Cup hurdle. (theoretical 3 year old champion)
At 4: WON Coca-Cola Steeplechase H.; 3RD Iroquois Steeplechase H.
At 5: WON New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase H.; A.P. Smithwick Memorial; Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase H.; 2nd Iroquois Stp S.
At 6: WON A.P. Smithwick Memorial; Breeders' Cup Grand National Hurdle S., Atlanta Cup Hurdle H.; 2ND Iroquois Steeplechase S., Temple Gwathmey Hurdle H.
Eclipse Champion Steeplechaser, 1994.
At 5: NTR Saratoga, 16.5f in 3:42.4.
Warm Spell died in 1994 and was buried in Camden, South Carolina on the Springdale Race Course, site of the NSA G-1 Colonial Cup.