Freshman sire Hear No Evil , sire of the top Calder-based juvenile Jackson Bend , will move to Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., for the 2010 breeding season.
A 9-year-old stallion by Carson City out of the Cox’s Ridge mare Zizy, Hear No Evil has stood at Rising Hill Farm in Florida since entering stud in 2006. His fee has been $5,000 each season. His 2010 fee has not been announced yet.
By progeny earnings, Hear No Evil ranks among the top 15 freshman sires of 2009 through Oct. 1, with $295,004. He is represented by seven runners and three winners from a crop of 13 foals of 2007, among them Jackson Bend, who has won three stakes at Calder.
“Hear No Evil is off to a tremendous start,” said Brent Fernung in a release. “He has gotten a number of quality runners from a small first crop. Sons of Carson City are popping up all over the leading sires lists. I appreciate the opportunity that Fred Brei is giving us.”
Fred Brei’s Jacks or Better Farm bred and raced Hear No Evil , and also bred and race Jackson Bend.
“We look forward to working with Journeyman Stud to build upon the success Hear No Evil has already achieved,” said Brei. “Journeyman has a reputation as an energetic operation and I anticipate them aggressively promoting the horse.”
Hear No Evil won six races from 37 starts, including four stakes, two at Calder and two at Tampa Bay Downs. He earned $599,415.