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Xtra Heat

Xtra Heat
Sire Dixieland Heat
Dam Begin
Grandsire Dixieland Band
Damsire Hatchet Man
Gender Mare
Foaled 1998
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr., et al.
Owner Kenneth Taylor, Harry Deitchman, John Salzman, Sr.
Trainer John E. Salzman, Sr.
Record 35: 26-5-2
Earnings $2,389,635
Xtra Heat is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Begin by Dixieland Heat. She was born around 1998 in the United States, and was bred by Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr., et al..
Major wins
Astarita Stakes (2000)
Blue Hen Stakes (2000)
Beaumont Stakes (2001)
Dearly Precious Stakes (2001)
Endine Stakes (2001, 2002)
Prioress Stakes (2001)
Cicada Stakes (2001)
Ruthless Stakes(2001)
Barbara Fritchie Handicap (2002, 2003)
Vagrancy Handicap (2002)
Genuine Risk Handicap (2002)
Phoenix Stakes(2002)
Interborough Handicap (2003)
American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (2001)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on Feb. 10, 2010

Xtra Heat (foaled March 3, 1998 in Kentucky) is a retired American Thoroughbred Champion filly racehorse. She was owned by Kenneth Taylor, Harry Deitchman, and her trainer, John Salzman, Sr.

In 2001, Xtra Heat set a new track record for six furlongs at Pimlico Race Course. Although she ran second by a neck in the 2001 Breeders' Cup Sprint to winner Squirtle Squirt, her performances that year earned Xtra Heat the Eclipse Award as American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.

Xtra Heat was retired after campaigning in 2003, having won 26 of her 35 lifetime starts and with earnings in excess of $2.3 million.

On November 3, 2002, following the Breeders' Cup, Xtra Heat was auctioned at the Fasig-Tipton November Select Sale. She failed to sell when bidding "stalled" at $1.7 million and was returned to her owners. But on November 5, 2002, it was announced that the ClassicStar partnership (consisting of S. David Plummer, Tony Ferguson, Thom Robinson, and John Parrot) purchased Xtra Heat privately. The price was not disclosed.[1]



Xtra Heat has produced six foals since 2004, including stakes winners Southwestern Heat and Elusive Heat.

Southwestern Heat

Southwestern Heat (foaled April 17, 2004 in Kentucky) is a chestnut stallion by Gone West.

As a yearling, he was entered in the Keeneland September 2005 Yearling Sale as hip #132. However, his reserve price of $600,000 was not met, so he did not sell at auction.

His race record was 17: 4-2-7. In 2007, he won the Sonny Hine Stakes, was second in the Hirsch Jacobs Stakes (G3) and Oh Say Stakes, and was third in the Rumson Stakes and Anderson Fowler Stakes. He retired with $155,340 in earnings and now stands at stud at Willowbend Stud in Australia.

Southwestern Heat's performance in the Sonny Hine Stakes at Laurel Park was covered in the Washington Post.[1] The reporter wrote that "Southwestern Heat is a whirlwind, but unlike [Xtra Heat], the 3-year-old chestnut colt doesn't often show the grit and stamina to carry his speed to the finish line."

X Rated Cat

X Rated Cat (foaled May 5, 2005 in Kentucky) is a bay stallion by Storm Cat.

He was entered in the Keeneland September 2006 Yearling Sale as hip #368, but he was removed from the sale before bidding began. He was then sold the following spring at the Keeneland April 2007 Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale as hip #113 for $125,000 to Grey Flight Bloodstock.

His race record was 9: 3-2-2 and he retired with $103,510 in earnings. In 2008, he was third in the Gilded Time Stakes. He currently stands at stud in Texas and bred 11 mares in 2009.

Elusive Heat

Elusive Heat (foaled April 30, 2006) is a dark bay mare by Elusive Quality.

She was sold at the Keeneland September 2007 Yearling Sale as hip #235 for $425,000 and then in the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Florida Select Two-Years-Old in Training Sale for $750,000.[2]

Her race record is 4: 3-1-0 with earnings of $117,170. In 2009, she won the Geyser Spring Stakes and was second in the Old Hat Stakes (G3).

Don't U Baby Me

Don't U Baby Me (foaled April 24, 2007) is a gray or roan mare by Elusive Quality.

She was entered in the Keeneland September 2008 Yearling Sale as hip #109. However, her reserve price of $435,000 was not met, and she was not sold at auction.

Her race record is 2: 0-1-0 with $9,750 in earnings.

Other Foals

Xtra Heat has three additional foals from 2008, 2009, and 2010 who have not yet been named.

  • An unnamed dark bay colt (foaled April, 27, 2008) by Songandaprayer who can begin racing in 2010. He was entered in the Keeneland September 2009 Yearling Sale as hip #278 and sold for $150,000 to Greathouse Bloodstock.
  • An unnamed filly (foaled in 2009) by Street Cry who can begin racing in 2011.
  • Xtra Heat is in foal to Elusive Quality for a 2010 foal.


Pedigree of Xtra Heat
Dixieland Heat
Dixieland Band Northern Dancer Nearctic
Mississippi Mud Delta Judge
Sand Buggy
Evening Silk Damascus Sword Dancer
Fight On Dark Star
Forward March
Hatchet Man The Axe Mahmoud
Bebopper Tom Fool
Crimson Charla Crimson Satan Spy Song
Wood Nymph Deerlands


  1. Xtra Heat Sold Privately | The Blood-Horse http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/12542/xtra-heat-sold-privately
  2. BloodHorse.com Horse Profile: Elusive Heat http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/elusive-heat/2006?source=BHonline


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