Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud announced 2014 fees for its 13-horse roster, which features two new stallions.
Joining the Journeyman roster are entering-year sires Brethren and Winslow Homer. Brethren is a grade III-winning son of Distorted Humor who also placed in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II). He will stand his first season for $6,000 stands and nurses. Winslow Homer is a graded stakes-winning son of Unbridled's Song who will stand for $5,000 stands and nurses.
The 2014 roster will be led by two-time Florida champion sire Wildcat Heir, whose stud fee returns to $10,000 stands and nurses. The son of Forest Wildcat stood for $8,000 earlier this year but had been at $10,000 in 2011 and 20012. Wildcat Heir has been a mainstay at the top of Florida sire lists since his record-setting first crop of 2-year-olds in 2009. He covered 125 mares during the 2013 season.
Former Florida champion juvenile sire Awesome of Course will remain at $7,500 stands and nurses for 2014.
Other Journeyman stallions to see adjustments in their fees include second-crop sires Circular Quay and Cowtown Cat , who both have been lowered to $2,500.
"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.
The Ocala-based farm will be hosting an open house for breeders to preview all 13 stallions Oct. 28-29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. each day.
2014 Fees, stands and nurses
(2013 fee in parentheses)
Awesome of Course, $7,500 ($7,500)
Circular Quay, $2,500 ($4,000)
Cowtown Cat , $2,500 ($4,000)
Exclusive Quality, $2,500 ($2,500)
Hear No Evil, $3,000 ($3,000)
Indy Wind, $2,500 ($2,500)
J P's Gusto , $2,000 ($2,000)
Kiss the Kid, $3,500 ($3,500)
Saint Anddan, $2,000 ($3,500)
Sweet Return, $5,000 ($5,000)
Wildcat Heir, $10,000 ($8,000)
Brethren , $6,000
Winslow Homer, $5,000