Journeyman Stud

OBS Winter Mixed Sale Begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company opens its 2024 calendar with the two-day Winter Mixed Sale which begins Tuesday at noon. The auction opens with a preferred session of 137 catalogued short yearlings, broodmares and broodmare prospects. Following the preferred session, OBS will present an offering of 76 catalogued horses of racing age. The auction concludes Wednesday with 263 catalogued offerings in the company's open session, which also begins at noon. The horses of racing age took to the OBS track Monday, with the unraced 3-year-old Saint George (St Patrick's Day)...

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Florida Stallion Uncle Chuck Euthanized

GSW Uncle Chuck (Uncle Mo--Forest Music, by Unbridled's Song), whose first foals are yearlings of 2024, was humanely euthanized Dec. 22 according to Brent Fernung, owner of Journeyman Stud in Florida. The 6-year-old stallion was standing at Journeyman at the time of his death. Uncle Chuck was determined to be suffering from untreatable lymphoma. "We're devastated by this loss," said Fernung. "He was a beautiful horse, and his first crop of foals are carbon copies of him. Beyond that, Uncle Chuck had a great demeanor and was a pleasure to...

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Florida's Leading Sire Khozan To Stand For $6,500

Multiple leading Florida sire Khozan will have his stud fee set at $6,500, according to a release Thursday from Journeyman Stud. An eleven-year-old son of Distorted Humor, Khozan was the leading 2-year-old sire in Florida when his first crop ran in 2019 and has continued to be the Sunshine State's leading general sire every year since. Represented by 12 black-type runners this year, including GIII Delaware Oaks winner Foggy Night, Me and Mr. C, winner of the Kentucky Downs Preview S. and R Harper Rose, recent winner of the Susan's...

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Florida Champ Chance It Represented by First Foal

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds' Chance It (Currency Swap-Vagabon Diva, by Pleasantly Perfect), who currently stands at Journeyman Stallions, was represented by his first foal, born at Jeff Crooks Olsen and Crooks Acres in Ocala, Florida Jan. 4. The filly is out of Jost Sayin (Big Drama-Jost D'Oro, by Medaglia d'Oro). A multiple stakes winner at two en route to being named 2-year-old champion, he returned at three to take the Mucho Macho Man S. before finishing third in the GI Forego the following season. He retired with $583,330 in earnings. His...

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Journeyman Stud Announces Relocation And 2023 Fees

Journeyman Stud has relocated to Brent and Crystal Fernung's Reddick, Florida property for the 2023 breeding season. "When we built the original stallion farm in 2008, our goal was to accommodate a large contingent of stallions and hence a fifteen-stall stallion barn," said Brent Fernung. "Over the years, we've changed our sights toward more quality, fewer numbers and no longer saw the need for the larger operation. We've owned the Reddick property since 2006 and previously utilized it as our foaling facility and to start breaking yearlings." The new Journeyman...

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Sun Shines Brighter In The Sunshine State With Hot Peppers' Success

Florida horse country is near synonymous with yearlings, training farms, and the promise a young horse brings to the legions of supporters behind it. With hotly contested claims as to who exactly holds the title of 'Horse Capital of the World', diehard Lexingtonians more than willing to defend their claims to the ends of time, some tend to get too caught up in splitting hairs. Regional markets can, and do play, a prominent role in building dynasties. They provide a foundation without which the industry could not stand; at least,...

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First Foal for Mr. Money

Five-time graded stakes winner Mr. Money (Goldencents--Plenty O'Toole, by Tiznow) was represented by his first foal when Road to Riches (Quality Road) produced a filly Jan. 20. The foal is the first out of the unraced mare. "We're excited to see Mr. Money's first foals," said Brent Fernung of Journeyman Stud, which stands the 6-year-old stallion. "Mr. Money is a handsome horse and I fully expect that he'll pass that along to his foals. With his talent and pedigree, we're anticipating great things from Mr. Money's progeny." Campaigned by Allied...

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Journeyman Takes a 'Chance' with New Stallions

At Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Florida, one feels a sense of family and mutual respect among all of the inhabitants--horses, dogs and people. The atmosphere is relaxed and happy. Brent Fernung of Journeyman Stud and his wife, Crystal, have been cornerstones of the Thoroughbred industry in Florida for more than 40 years. Under Fernung's management Congrats, the leading first-crop sire of 2010, and Wildcat Heir, North America's leading second-crop sire in 2010, both began their careers. In addition to its two new stallions Uncle Chuck (Uncle Mo--Forest Music, by Unbridled's...

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Uncle Chuck Retired to Journeyman

Uncle Chuck (Uncle Mo--Forest Music, by Unbridled's Song), romping winner of last year's GIII Los Alamitos Derby, has been retired to Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, FL and will stand the 2022 season there for $6,500, LFSN. Campaigned by Michael Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman and trainer by Bob Baffert, the $250,000 KEESEP yearling is out of MGSW/MGISP Forest Music (Unbridled's Song), making him a half to successful Kentucky-based sire Maclean's Music (Distorted Humor) and GSWs Kentuckian (Tiznow) and Electric Forest (Curlin). "I've seen Uncle Chuck...

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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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