Journeyman Stud

Florida Sire Fury Kapcori Dies

Florida-based stallion Fury Kapcori (Tiznow--Gin Running, by Go For Gin), a Grade III winner and runner-up to Violence (Medaglia d'Oro) in the 2012 GI CashCall Futurity, died last month following complications from colic. The Paulick Report was first to report the news. A $100,000 Keeneland September yearling, Fury Kapcori was raced in partnership by a group including trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and made the 2014 GIII Precisionist S. the biggest victory of his career, scoring by 5 3/4 lengths at odds-on. The 11-year-old entered stud at Journeyman Stud in Florida and...

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Right On the Money

A funny thing happened on Chester Thomas's way to downsizing his large racing stable and equine operation: The Hanson, Ky., entrepreneur became a first-time stallion owner, with five-time Grade III winner and Grade I-placed Mr. Money (Goldencents--Plenty O'Toole, by Tiznow) in his first year at stud at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. So while Thomas didn't buy any 2-year-olds as he has the previous two years, he did acquire 15 mares whose pedigrees worked well with Mr. Money. Had he not suddenly found himself in the stallion business, Thomas said...

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OBS to Take Phone Bids for Horse Fever Statue

The OBS March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, which will feature a Horse Fever statue called "Clockwork Fury" as the last hip to sell on Tuesday, Mar. 16, will now accept phone bids on the unusual offering. It had previously been announced that bidding must take place only in person or via agent/proxy. Potential bidders can now register for phone bidding and will be called just before Clockwork Fury enters the ring. Unlike with live hips, no pre-qualification is necessary. Clockwork Fury has greeted visitors at Journeyman Stud in Ocala...

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Journeyman's “Clockwork Fury” to Sell for Charity at OBS

A unique piece of art entitled "Clockwork Fury" will sell as the last hip of the day Tuesday, Mar. 16, during the OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The "steampunk" horse statue, made by Florida artist Mark Hershberger and owned by Ocala's Journeyman Stud, will be auctioned as a partnership with Horse Fever 20/20 and OBS to help raise funds for Florida Thoroughbred Charities (FTC) and Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA). Due to the fundraising challenges non-profit organizations have faced during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Journeyman co-owner Crystal Fernung was moved...

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Journeyman's Horse Fever Statue to Go Through OBS Ring for Charity

A most unusual offering will be up for sale at the OBS March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The last hip to go through the ring on Tuesday, Mar. 16, will be "Clockwork Fury," a horse statue with an intriguing history that is part of the Horse Fever 20/20 public art project. The public art, which features life-sized horse statues by various artists, has given over $350,000 in grants to artists and organizations. Breeders will be familiar with Clockwork Fury as he has greeted visitors at Ocala's Journeyman Stud, owned...

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MGSW Mr. Money Retired to Journeyman Stud

Mr. Money (Goldencents--Plenty O'Toole, by Tiznow) has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2021 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Florida. Mr. Money will stand as the property of Allied Racing LLC and Spendthrift Farm for $5,000 live foal in the 2021 breeding season. During his juvenile season, Mr. Money hit the board in his first two starts before breaking his maiden by 3 3/4 lengths going a mile and a sixteenth at Churchill Downs. The bay rounded out the season with a fourth...

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Journeyman Stud Fees Remain Unchanged for 2021

Stud fees for Khozan (Distorted Humor), St. Patrick's Day (Pioneerof the Nile) and Fury Kapcori (Tiznow) well remain unchanged for 2021, Journeyman Stud announced Wednesday. Khozan will stand for $10,000, St. Patrick's Day for $5,000 and Fury Kapcori for $2,500. "We had so many requests for Khozan in 2020 that we were forced to turn away a lot of mares," Journeyman's Brent Fernung said. "Khozan certainly has accomplished enough to justify raising his fee for 2021 under normal circumstances, but with the current uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Crystal and...

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Journeyman Stud Hopes St. Patrick's Day Repeats Khozan Success

Over the past year, Brent and Crystal Fernung, the owners of Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Florida, have carefully tracked wins from Journeyman first-crop sire Khozan. It's kept them busy. To date, 20 sons and daughters of the son of Distorted Humor have tallied up 26 victories, but the Fernungs are even more excited about the nine black-type runners Khozan has already accounted for, placing him among the top three freshman sires in the country in that particular category. "It's one thing to get winners," said Brent Fernung. "A lot of...

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