11/01/2013 12:20PM

Cool Coal Man relocated to Journeyman Stud


Grade 2 winner Cool Coal Man will relocate to Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla., for the 2014 breeding season, and will stand for an advertised fee of $3,500 when the foal stands and nurses.

The 8-year-old son of Mineshaft had previously stood at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds in Ocala, where he began his stallion career in 2011. His first foals are yearlings of 2013.

Cool Coal Man was a winner of 10 of 30 starts during his racing career for earnings of $929,728 racing for owner Robert LaPenta and trainer Nick Zito. His career highlight came in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes in 2008, which set him up on the Kentucky Derby trail. He won five stakes races overall, and finished in the money in graded or listed stakes company 11 times, including a third place finish to champion Big Brown in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by a partnership including W.S. Farish and the E.J. Hudson Jr. Irrevocable Trust, Cool Coal Man is out of the winning Rubiano mare Coral Sea, who is the dam of six winners from eight foals to race, including stakes winner Kathleens Reel. He is from the family of English and Irish champion and prominent sire Storm Bird, Canadian champion Northernette, and Chilean champion Desert Power, as well as Grade/Group 3 winners Signal Tap, Winter Romance, and Ballybacka Lady.

“Cool Coal Man was a top racehorse with a great pedigree,” said Brent Fernung. “He’s a Grade 2 winner at three, earned over $900,000, and won from 6 1/2 furlongs up to a mile and an eighth. We appreciate Mr. LaPenta giving us the opportunity to stand him.”