Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud announced 2014 fees for its 13-horse roster, which features new stallions Brethren and Winslow Homer. The Ocala-based farm will be hosting an open house for breeders to preview all 13 stallions on Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 28-29 from 1:30-3:30 pm each day.
The 2014 roster will be led by two-time Florida champion sire Wildcat Heir, who will stand for a fee of $10,000 stands & nurses during the upcoming breeding season. Wildcat Heir has been a mainstay at the top of Florida sires lists since his record-setting first crop of 2-year-olds in 2009, and he again ranks near the top of the Florida General Sires list this year. Wildcat Heir was popular with breeders again in 2013, covering 125 mares.
Former Florida champion juvenile sire Awesome of Course will remain at $7,500 stands & nurses for 2014. Under him are Journeyman's exciting new stallions, led by Brethren—graded stakes winner by Distorted Humor—who will stand his first season for $6,000 stands & nurses. Winslow Homer, a graded stakes-winning son of Unbridled's Song, will stand his introductory season at stud for $5,000 stands & nurses.
Journeyman is also home to Florida's top two second-crop sires—Circular Quay and Cowtown Cat—who are both at the million-dollar mark in 2013. Both stallions will stand for $2,500 stands & nurses in 2014. Journeyman also stands Florida's leading third-crop sire Exclusive Quality, whose 2014 stud fee will also be $2,500 stands & nurses.
“The additions of Brethren and Winslow Homer to a roster of leading Florida sires, such as Wildcat Heir, Awesome of Course, Circular Quay and Exclusive Quality, provides the breeders in Florida with a diverse and successful group of horses to choose from,” said Brent Fernung. “We're excited about the future at Journeyman Stud.”
The full 2014 Journeyman Stud roster with fees are as follows:
|Stallion||2014 Stands and Nurses Fee|
|Awesome of Course||$7,500|
|Brethren – NEW||$6,000|
|Hear No Evil||$3,000|
|J P's Gusto||$2,000|
|Kiss the Kid||$3,500|
|Winslow Homer – NEW||$5,000|
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