11/12/2012 10:11AM

Journeyman drops fee for Wildcat Heir, raises Awesome of Course


Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla., released 2013 stud fees for its 13-horse roster on Sunday, headlined once again by Wildcat Heir, currently Florida’s leading general sire.

Wildcat Heir will stand for $8,000, down from $10,000 in 2012. From his first four crops to race, the 12-year-old Forest Wildcat horse has sired 18 stakes winners, including Grade 3 winner Derwin’s Star in 2012.

Journeyman boosted Awesome of Course’s 2013 fee to $7,500 from $5,000 in 2012. He is the sire of champion Awesome Feather and 2012 Grade 3 winner Fort Loudon.

Multiple Grade 1 winner Jackson Bend will stand his first season at stud in 2013 for $5,000. Robert LaPenta and Fred Brei’s Jackson Bend won nine times in 28 starts and earned $1,613,450. He won eight stakes, including the Grade 1 Forego Stakes in 2011 and the Grade 1 Carter Handicap this year.

The remainder of Journeyman Stud’s 2013 stallion roster, with their stud fees: Circular Quay, $4,000; Cowtown Cat, $4,000; Exclusive Quality, $2,500; Hear No Evil, $3,000; Indy Wind, $2,500; J P’s Gusto, $2,000; Kiss the Kid, $3,500; Mass Media, $2,000; Saint Anddan, $3,500; and Sweet Return, $5,000.