Brethren , a graded stakes-winning half brother to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver , has retired to stud at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., for the 2014 breeding season.
By leading sire Distorted Humor , Brethren was bred and campaigned by WinStar Farm. After an undefeated 2-year-old season, he vaulted onto the Kentucky Derby trail at 3 with his four-length romp in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) and a third in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II).
In 2013, Brethren scored a runaway win in the Evangeline Mile Handicap, earning a 98 Beyer. He retires to Journeyman with five wins from 18 races and career earnings of $386,465.
He is out of the A.P. Indy mare Supercharger, dam of Super Saver and a sister to She's a Winner, dam of grade I winner and sire Bluegrass Cat . Brethren's second dam is a full sibling to notable sire Not For Love , and his immediate family is also the family of other notable sires such as Private Account, Mutakddim, and Frost Giant .
"We're excited to get a stallion that possesses Brethren's combination of talent and depth of pedigree," said Brent Fernung. "He was a brilliant 2-year-old and a graded stakes-winning 3-year-old on the Derby trail, but it's his tremendous looks and family that really gets you excited about him...Florida breeders will love this horse."
Brethren will stand as the property of Arindel Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds. His stud fee will be announced at a later date. For more information about Brethren visit www.JourneymanStud.com.