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Bonde grew up in a family full of horse farriers but decided to follow a different path and took out his trainer’s license in 1973 at age 19. Bonde has become a formidable force on the west coast and won his first career Grade 1 when Smiling Tiger scored in the Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar. He has trained numerous graded winners such as Sierra Sunset, High Tech Friend, Epic Honor, and Red’s Sky.
Edward J. Brown Jr. & Philip Lebherz
Unusual Way captured the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview in 2012 following an 11-length romp in the Wine Country Debutante three months prior. In doing so, the daughter of Unusual Heat out of the Great Above mare Way Up became her dam’s most successful offspring to date.
Unusual Heat was no stranger to success himself, scoring in three Irish listed events while running overseas.
The stallion has made a name for himself on the West Coast, siring the likes of champion older male Acclamation as well as multiple Grade 1 winners The Usual Q. T. and Unusual Suspect.
Way Up was three-time stakes-placed on track, but would go on to foal both Unusual Way and her stakes-placed half-sister Wavy Lass.
Unusual Way’s third dam produced multiple Grade 3 victor Shimatoree and is also the granddam of Puerto Rican champion imported filly Maritza, from whom is descended Canadian champion Added Edge.
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